Problems for Pippy in Pennsylvania. (Stateline).
The Iraqi war and troop buildup has also affected individual
legislators. Representative John Pippy from Pennsylvania was running for
an open Senate seat when the West Point graduate was called to active
duty. According to Army rules, he had to get special permission to
remain on the ballot, and he was barred from participating in his own
campaign. No problem: a legion of supporters, led by his wife, carried
on the campaign without him. He won, but it is unclear when he can begin
serving. Rules against politicking by service members on active duty
will prevent him from performing any of the duties of his office until
he is demobilized.