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Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat(Christie votes Present)
legalinsurrection.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 06/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by servo1969

He just held a news conference.
He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13.
He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then.
Video when available.
I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so hopefully readers can add local color in the comments.

Christie splits baby: D's get speedy special elex (could have waited 18 mo),GOP likely gets placeholder Sen & no Booker on ballot in Nov
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 4, 2013

Christie's decision is all about 2013 reelect, and about seeming populist/bipartisan about his course of action ("voice" "choice")
— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) June 4, 2013

Christie says waiting 10 days to appoint & then having the special in Nov would've been "playing politics." Well then…
— Scott Conroy (@RealClearScott) June 4, 2013

Christie says he'll fill the seat "on the merits." won't commit to Republican but "I do have a preference for one party over the other…"
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 4, 2013


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2013senate; chris; christie; lautenberg; nj2013; prodemocrat; rino; senate; stealingcongress
I think Christie has learned to vote 'Present' from his BFF Obama.
1 posted on 06/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

bttt


2 posted on 06/04/2013 11:18:25 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: servo1969
Video-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dXEU9qp4A
3 posted on 06/04/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969; Bender2

Typical spineless northeastern RINO


4 posted on 06/04/2013 11:19:22 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thus guaranteeing anObama Sycophant without all the muss and fuss and blame stuff...


5 posted on 06/04/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: servo1969

Christie was flooded with donations from Dems ,is this what they bought ,a special election


6 posted on 06/04/2013 11:20:36 AM PDT by molson209
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To: servo1969

Christie is not a Republican now, and never was. A Republican would appoint a Republican who might have a chance to win the seat, and then work for his election in 2014.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 11:20:47 AM PDT by Defiant (The answer to Francis Scott Key's question is: No, it does not. That land is no more.)
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To: servo1969

He just gave the seat to the RATs. Gutless lard ass.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: big'ol_freeper

More like a jellyfish.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 11:22:04 AM PDT by magua
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To: servo1969

he was for combining and eliminating unnecessary elections until it affects him personally


10 posted on 06/04/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: servo1969

Ten bucks says that Krispy Kreme runs...as an “Independent”...in ‘16.And late on election night,when he realizes that his move has allowed the former Twelfth Lady to win with 43% of the vote, he’ll smile quietly and order a two pound hunk of prime rib from room service in celebration.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: servo1969
Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014.

Correction: it'll be this (2013) October.

12 posted on 06/04/2013 11:25:25 AM PDT by Zeta Beam
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To: servo1969

Guess who will be voting “present” when it comes to his election...

All conservatives in NJ should do the same.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 11:25:34 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: servo1969
Does anyone remember how Lautenberg got the Senate job in the first place? It was because the democRATs violated State rules and put him in Torricelli's place right before the election when 'the Torch' got in trouble and looked like he would loose.

One has to admire the tenacity of democRATS to do what they have to in order to put one of their own in the Senate.

What do Republicans do when they get a chance? They fold

14 posted on 06/04/2013 11:27:36 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand

bttt


15 posted on 06/04/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: lormand

I remember it. They violated the law by doing that. But they did not care and nothing was ever done about it.


16 posted on 06/04/2013 11:29:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: servo1969; a fool in paradise

That Christie, she could of appointed a comservative!


17 posted on 06/04/2013 11:29:28 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: servo1969

Actually, the Dems won’t like this because there chances would be greater in 2014.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 11:30:15 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ConservativeMan55

There is a reason they call it the STUPID party. Calling ann coulter...


19 posted on 06/04/2013 11:31:17 AM PDT by quimby
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To: servo1969

Jersey needs to recall Christie. He’s an abomination.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 11:31:32 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: servo1969

Well, I guess after his surgery he just didn’t have the stomach for it.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 11:32:53 AM PDT by windsorknot (We are Winston Smith)
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To: servo1969

He didn’t want Cory Booker on the ballot with him in November to reduce his share of the vote. That simple.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by montag813
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To: elhombrelibre
Jersey needs to recall Christie. He’s an abomination.

He's up for re-election in a few months. If I were a Mosquito Stater, I'd vote for Christie's Democratic opponent before I would vote to re-elect that coward.

23 posted on 06/04/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: servo1969
Now we know why oboma recently met with Cristie on the Jersey shore. Cristy was given his orders.

Christie needs to be replaced. He's doing more harm than good. Had he chosen to appoint, a Republican incumbent would have been harder to beat later.

24 posted on 06/04/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: servo1969

He would like to appoint a democrat. But that would hurt his presidential ambitions.


25 posted on 06/04/2013 11:37:12 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: servo1969

Must be some way to kick this fat ass out of the party.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: servo1969

So - a punt.

Consider his other options - putting up another “RINO” or going four-square whole hog and naming a known and designated NJ-type Democrat. (Jon Corzine? Or maybe we can call back Jim McGreevey...)

Whoever is elected in this special election stands a better than even chance of extending that into a full term in the next election for which that person would be eligible.

Personally, I would have preferred that Robert Torricelli had been named. That is perhaps the most honest thing that could have been done.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 11:38:55 AM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: servo1969

My guess is that he’ll name Tom Kean Sr. as a place holder.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 11:43:16 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: WashingtonSource
"Actually, the Dems won’t like this because there chances would be greater in 2014."

This splits up the NJ Democrat machine effort over three -- off year -- elections; the special primary in August (Cory Booker isn't the only Democrat who has expressed interested in Lautenberg's Senate seat), the special Senate election in October, and the regular state election in November. Christie's strategy should maximize the chances of a Republican Senate seat pickup in the special election in October, maximize Christie's vote total in November, and maximize the Republican vote for NJ state Senate and Assembly elections in November. The Democrats should be howling.

29 posted on 06/04/2013 11:46:15 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: servo1969

Death is the only term limiter for these corrupt pols.


30 posted on 06/04/2013 11:47:42 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: servo1969
Once there was a politician that was just as corrupt, just as progressive... just as pro union... just as pro redistribution of wealth... just as big of a big government... political “bossman” and just as back stabbing as crispie creme... as a matter of fact... they called him the “Little Fat Man”. One thing that Huey P. Long was not... he was not as fat as crispie creme. They both have quite a bit in common... including having a bromance with a sitting president... with a major natural disaster for a backdrop.

“The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

snip

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand (Huey)
The President say, “Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done
To this poor crackers land.”

Randy Newman

31 posted on 06/04/2013 11:51:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lormand

I remember it well. Judge Napalitano (from NJ) stated that the law in NJ is exactly what the Supreme Court of NJ says that it is... regardless of what you think the law says.

LLS


32 posted on 06/04/2013 11:55:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969

And yet we know that the GOP Ruling Class co-conspirators with the MarxoFascists have already told us via their Propagandists in the MSM, that Chris Christie is the GOP nominee for President in 2016.

They are (as Mark Levin rightly noted yesterday) doing the same thing the GOP-e did with Romney. Christie is the GOP standard.

Why anyone who loves America, the Constitution and our rights would consider voting for the GOP - is beyond my capacity to comprehend. Except that Jefferson noted in the Declaration that people will suffer evil, while evil is sufferable rather than right themselves and throw off those evils they have become accustomed.

Conservatives need a new party - or forever be rendered irrelevant by the Judenrats in the GOP.


33 posted on 06/04/2013 11:55:44 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: elhombrelibre
NJ loves crispie creme... there is not one dim that they could elect as Governor... that could do the job that crispie creme is doing... for the dim party and obama.

LLS

34 posted on 06/04/2013 11:58:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: servo1969

How can somebody so fat have no guts?


35 posted on 06/04/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: windsorknot
Well, I guess after his surgery he just didn’t have the stomach for it.

LOL

36 posted on 06/04/2013 12:18:38 PM PDT by Zeta Beam
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To: servo1969

Hope he at least got a “Lewinsky” out of it from His Arrogance!


37 posted on 06/04/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Truth - the new hate speech!)
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To: INVAR

You were making sense until the overt anti-Semitism...


38 posted on 06/04/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT by sargon
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To: Sooth2222

I agree, this should be an opportunity for a Republican pick up. It will be a low voter turn out election, the IRS scandal is still hot, and conservatives are pissed off. I think it was a good move.


39 posted on 06/04/2013 1:31:38 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: sargon

What are you talking about?

I’m not anti-semitic at all. Please do yourself a favor, Google ‘Judenrat’ and understand why I am using it in the context of referencing the Ruling Class GOP Leadership with the MarxoFascist Democrats.

You will then understand the political analogy I am trying to draw.


40 posted on 06/04/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: servo1969

Don’t bother a Democrat while he’s whoring for hurricane disaster cash. He has to save Republicans by lying down with dog poop.


41 posted on 06/04/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Revolting cat!

Chris Christie changed sects and didn’t bother to tell anyone it appears.

RINOs on parade.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: lormand
It was because the democRATs violated State rules...

More correctly stated, the NJ Supreme Court allowed the democRats to violate NJ state law with impunity.

43 posted on 06/05/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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