Courtesy of an anonymous source, everyone's favorite commissioner, States McCarter is not resigning and will stay in his seat to 2008. Apparently, he made the big announcement in his monthly propaganda-rag-disguised-as-constituent-service, "News From the 8th District."
For what it's worth, we wouldn't mind seeing McCarter's heir apparent, David Hamilton (to be fair, Hamilton assures us that he is nothing of the sort), run against McCarter in 2008 if Hamilton can distinguish himself from McCarter on the issues. We would submit that Hamilton is distinct from McCarter by virtue of not being crazy, but what do we know? Seriously, we're in favor of contested elections for every office, and not just because it helps us fill column inches. It's also, you know, what living in a republic is all about.
More on that later. Meanwhile, read our predictions for 2006 above.