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When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 23:14
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When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of the term for whatever reason, the political party to which the outgoing DA belonged when he or she took office is allowed to choose a replacement. Since our DA will leave in the middle of her term to become the state’s attorney general, her replacement will be a member of the Federal Party.

Which of the following most strengthens the argument above?

The outgoing DA has not changed her party affiliation during her time in office.
The DA now leaving in the middle of her term was a member of the Federal Party when she took office.
The party to which the outgoing DA belongs always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials.
When the state’s attorney general leaves in the middle of the term, the replacement is decided by the state senate.
The Federal Party plans to choose to replace the outgoing district attorney with a close associate of the former DA.

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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 00:53
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When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of the term for whatever reason, the political party to which the outgoing DA belonged when he or she took office is allowed to choose a replacement. Since our DA will leave in the middle of her term to become the state’s attorney general, her replacement will be a member of the Federal Party.

Which of the following most strengthens the argument above?

The outgoing DA has not changed her party affiliation during her time in office.
The DA now leaving in the middle of her term was a member of the Federal Party when she took office.
The party to which the outgoing DA belongs always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials.
When the state’s attorney general leaves in the middle of the term, the replacement is decided by the state senate.
The Federal Party plans to choose to replace the outgoing district attorney with a close associate of the former DA.

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I think both B and C are candidate for this one.

B fills the missing piece of assumption. This also strengthens.
C goes over and above to claim that whatever party DA belongs they will choose a replacement from Federal party. ---- Extra info that strengthens the claim.
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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 02:07
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targetgmatchotu wrote:
When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of the term for whatever reason, the political party to which the outgoing DA belonged when he or she took office is allowed to choose a replacement. Since our DA will leave in the middle of her term to become the state’s attorney general, her replacement will be a member of the Federal Party.

Which of the following most strengthens the argument above?

The outgoing DA has not changed her party affiliation during her time in office.
The DA now leaving in the middle of her term was a member of the Federal Party when she took office.
The party to which the outgoing DA belongs always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials.
When the state’s attorney general leaves in the middle of the term, the replacement is decided by the state senate.
The Federal Party plans to choose to replace the outgoing district attorney with a close associate of the former DA.

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I think both B and C are candidate for this one.

B fills the missing piece of assumption. This also strengthens.
C goes over and above to claim that whatever party DA belongs they will choose a replacement from Federal party. ---- Extra info that strengthens the claim.


Actually, B is not a strong candidate at all.. According to the argument, there is no reason for a party to choose one of its own members as a replacement... The correct answer C is not only the right answer but also provides the reason for B being wrong.
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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2013, 06:26
Can anyone explain why A is wrong?

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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2013, 06:50
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Can anyone explain why A is wrong?

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When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of the term for whatever reason, the political party to which the outgoing DA belonged when he or she took office is allowed to choose a replacement. Since our DA will leave in the middle of her term to become the state’s attorney general, her replacement will be a member of the Federal Party.

From the highlighted part, it can be seen that only the affiliation of the DA when she took office matters. So, it is immaterial whether she changed affiliation or not while in office.
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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2013, 09:19
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When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of the term for whatever reason, the political party to which the outgoing DA belonged when he or she took office is allowed to choose a replacement. Since our DA will leave in the middle of her term to become the state’s attorney general, her replacement will be a member of the Federal Party.

Which of the following most strengthens the argument above?

The outgoing DA has not changed her party affiliation during her time in office.
The DA now leaving in the middle of her term was a member of the Federal Party when she took office.
The party to which the outgoing DA belongs always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials.
When the state’s attorney general leaves in the middle of the term, the replacement is decided by the state senate.
The Federal Party plans to choose to replace the outgoing district attorney with a close associate of the former DA.

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1-The outgoing DA has not changed her party affiliation during her time in office.-Incorrect-Hardly matters.The new DA will be chosen by the party and he may be from any party.
2-The DA now leaving in the middle of her term was a member of the Federal Party when she took office.-Incorrect-the DA was a member of the federal party initially...now the current political party will chose the dA from any party
3-The party to which the outgoing DA belongs always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials.-Correct
4-When the state’s attorney general leaves in the middle of the term, the replacement is decided by the state senate.-IncorrectOpposes the argument.The argument clearly says that the political party of the leaving DA decides the new DA
5-The Federal Party plans to choose to replace the outgoing district attorney with a close associate of the former DA-Incorrect-This doesnt strengthen that the new member will be from federal party...it says that the new member should be a close associate of the former DA and its quite possible that the close associate is not the member of federal party.

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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2014, 05:07
Hi,

Got wrong with this one.

after analysis, I think the main assumption made here is that the political party will chose someone from it's party.

The party could chose someone from another party or from a specific economic sector!

Therefore the link between the two is C!

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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 04:24
Excellent question. I think B option was a trap and I got caught.
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Re: When a district attorney (DA) leaves office in the middle of [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 22:58
For C to be more precise, it should say "The party to which the outgoing DA [belonged when they took office] always chooses a member of the Federal Party when replacing elected officials."

"Belongs" in the present state doesn't necessarily mean that was the party to which the DA belonged when they originally took office, so in that case how the party the DA "belongs" to will vote would not strengthen the argument unless she never left the party the whole time.

C is still the best answer out of the options, though.
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