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Will Chris Christie go big, tap Geraldo Rivera for Senate?
Yahoo News (CSM) ^ | 6/4/2013 | Peter Grier

Posted on 06/04/2013 10:35:17 AM PDT by South40

In January, Geraldo Rivera said he was thinking of running in 2014 for Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat. Now, after the senator's passing, Gov. Chris Christie has the politically perilous task of naming a replacement.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) needs to pick a replacement for the Garden State’s Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday. As many pundits note, this is a task that’s fraught with political peril for Governor Christie: Pick someone deemed too liberal by conservatives, and he damages his presidential chances. Pick someone deemed too conservative by Democrats, and he damages his standing in his own blue-tinged state. What’s a shrewd, popular governor to do?

Two words: Geraldo Rivera. Or as the mustachioed news crusader would probably say it himself, Geraldo! Rivera!

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; chrischristie2016; franklautenberg; geraldorivera; rino; senateappointment
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Unfortunately, this is not satire.
1 posted on 06/04/2013 10:35:17 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Geraldo has an in with the new company taking over Hostess, so that may be an enticement for Governor Krispy.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 10:36:48 AM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: South40

I think I am going to puke.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 10:36:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: South40
This is what I just read on twitter...

Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd 6h Christie's 1st 2nd and 3rd choice for senate seat is Tom Kean Sr., Tom Kean Sr. and Tom Kean Sr. But he wants Kean to agree to run in spec Retweeted by Bret Baier

4 posted on 06/04/2013 10:37:09 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: South40
Since “Ralph Kramden” Christie is really a “card carrying” Dem he will most likely choose a Dem to replace Lautenberg!
5 posted on 06/04/2013 10:38:32 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: South40

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/31/sprj.irq.geraldo/


6 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:02 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: South40

>> Two words: Geraldo Rivera.

Two words: GET REAL


7 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (S)
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To: South40
Hell no

And Chris, if you, or one of your buds read this, call Judge Andrew Napolitano and talk him into it.

NJ deserves this much.
8 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:34 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: South40

Since “Ralph Kramden” Christie is really a “card carrying” Dem he will most likely choose a Dem to replace Lautenberg!


9 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: South40

Mark Levin


10 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: South40

Geraldo’s as much of a conservative as Christie.

IOW, they’re both Democrats masquerading.

Like you say, unfortunately it is not satire.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: South40

Geraldo?

Christie might as well just go the whole nine yards and appoint someone like Julian Bond or Rev, Wright.

At least they admit what they are.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: novemberslady

That would work for me too.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:57 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: South40

What, Geraldo Rivera the Fake Reporter to be a Fake Senator


14 posted on 06/04/2013 10:41:18 AM PDT by molson209
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To: faithhopecharity
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/geraldo-tweets-at-obama-congrats-mr-president-balls-are-a-beautiful-thing/
15 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:02 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40
What would Christie get out of it?

His best bet would be to pick a boring GOP state lawmaker like Kyrillos.

That way he shows the national GOP that he is reliable.

He shows the Democrats that he is focusing on competence and experience, so they cannot complain that he is appointing an unqualified celebrity.

In the fall comes the special election. If Rivera enters the race as an independent against Booker and Kyrillos, best case scenario is Kyrillos wins.

Most likely scenario, Booker wins but not with a full majority.

Worst case scenario, NJ voters pull a Minnesota and elect Rivera.

16 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:34 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: South40

Is this a serious article!? Frickin’ GERALDO in the Senate?


17 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: F15Eagle

Let’s see. Press conference in a few minutes.
This will say a lot.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:53 AM PDT by daniel boob
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To: South40; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Impy; randita; Clemenza

Appointing either Kean, Sr. or Geraldo is ludicrous. Kean, Sr. is 78 and Geraldo turns 70 next month. I guess appointing someone 40 years younger is too much to ask.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 10:42:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40
Why not? Geraldo will join the idiot caucus with Al Franken.

5.56mm

20 posted on 06/04/2013 10:43:35 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

You answered your own question.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Christie is up for re-election, so he’ll weigh his options carefully.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:03 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Since when is scraping the sludge off the bottom of the barrel considered going big?


23 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT by South40
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To: daniel boob

He punted.
Special election.
Spineless fat bastard.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:39 AM PDT by daniel boob
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To: South40

Hillary is Idle!


25 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: South40
You answered your own question.

I have a propensity for doing that.

5.56mm

26 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: South40

Put Mark Levin in.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 10:46:15 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: South40
Some truly BIG choices:

Andrew Wilkow.

Lou Dobbs.

Eric Bolling.

28 posted on 06/04/2013 10:46:19 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: South40

God help us.


29 posted on 06/04/2013 10:47:32 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: daniel boob

Special election, here we go.


30 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:03 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: South40

Fatso is punting right now....


31 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Christie says he donut know what he’ll do.


32 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: daniel boob

He was afraid of pissing off someone by making a decision. He’s a coward.


33 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by South40
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To: daniel boob

He was afraid of pissing off someone by making a decision. He’s a coward.


34 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:33 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Any idea when Christie will announce a decision?


35 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:03 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: South40

pure BS by yahoo......just another libtard media source stirring the s***


36 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

Geraldo, The man I LOVE to hate!


37 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: daniel boob

He did not “punt” by calling a special election. This decision undeniably assists Democrats. It is what Democrats wanted.


38 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: South40
I'm already figuring that pig Pork Porkie will tap a liberal.
It's New Jersey. It doesn't matter.
The morons will stick their "kick me" signs on their backs and elect a scumbag liberal the first chance they get, anyway.

"What difference does it make?!"


39 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Venturer

Just replacing one dead POS with another lib POS would be the results. No tears for the laut.


40 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: South40

Follow the money; 0bama’s boyfriend will not do anything to cut off the generous Dem money supply.


41 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT by windsorknot (We are Winston Smith)
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To: South40

Do you even have to be from the state your going to represent?

I never did understand how Hillary was able to be a Senator from New York.


42 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: South40

Geraldo claims to be a Republican, but he is more liberal than most progressives.

That last thing the GOP Senate needs is another liberal Republican.


43 posted on 06/04/2013 10:52:33 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: novemberslady
And Chris, if you, or one of your buds read this, call Judge Andrew Napolitano and talk him into it.

That'd be a damned fine choice.

44 posted on 06/04/2013 10:52:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Doogle

The article is from the Christian Science Monitor. Yahoo just reposted it.


45 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:05 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I think Chris Christie goes big wherever he goes........


46 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:11 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: South40

He will sell out the republican (alleged conservative) party. He ought to switch to the Rat party and get it over with.


47 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Obadiah
Christie found a way -- albeit an expensive way in his cash-strapped state -- to preserve the Democrat Socialist hold on the seat without doing it himself ... ah, but he did do it himself.
48 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:43 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: South40
Yeah; right. He'll straighten out this county and solve mysteries (like Al Capone's Vault).

Jerry Rivers is an asshole, first and foremost....he fits right in with the Democrats, as such.

49 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: South40
To quote one of my favorite lines from The Thing ... "You've gotta be f***in' kidding me"
50 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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