Remember Torricelli:

Republicans hope McGreevey’s maneuvering to prevent New Jersey voters from choosing their next governor will backfire on New Jersey Democrats this fall. But two years ago in the New Jersey U.S. Senate race, state Democrats illegally replaced their corruption-dogged candidate, Sen. Bob Torricelli, with retired Sen. Frank Lautenberg after the filing deadline. Republicans hoped then the blatantly anti-democratic maneuver would alienate voters, but Lautenberg went on to be elected easily.