A legislative maneuver traces its origins to SDSU hoghouse | argusleader.com | Argus Leader
I spent some time in Providence, RI during the Buddy Cianci years. He got removed from office, then showed up as a commentator on local news during the election for his replacement! (I think he reclaimed the job at some point).
All of which is to say, SD has nothing on some of the political swamps around our fair country. But I love the local name for this legislative trick. What do they call it where you live?