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Death of Senator Places Christie in Difficult Spot
New York Times ^ | 06/04/13 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER, JEREMY W. PETERS and KATE ZERNIKE

Posted on 06/04/2013 12:28:26 PM PDT by illiac

The death of Frank R. Lautenberg on Monday has left Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey with the kind of opportunity that politicians usually covet: the chance to give away a seat in the United States Senate. But the decision is fraught with pitfalls, none bigger than having to choose between improving his party’s fortunes in Washington and furthering his own political ambitions at home.

Mr. Christie, a Republican, is up for re-election in November and hoping to secure a huge victory margin, which he could then use to accelerate his drive to present himself as a presidential candidate with broad appeal even in a blue state.

But adding a special election for the Senate seat to the ballot could put Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark at the top of the Democratic ticket, potentially energizing more Democrats, who already outnumber Republicans in New Jersey by 700,000 registered voters, to come to the polls.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: elections; newjersey; news
"Special" Election, eh?
1 posted on 06/04/2013 12:28:26 PM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

NYT explaiing why Christie is a coward, and a whore : )


2 posted on 06/04/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Amen to that!


3 posted on 06/04/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

The only tough decision Krispy Cream has to make is “What’s for dinner?”


4 posted on 06/04/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Or...how much volume is for dinner.....


5 posted on 06/04/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Redemtion time for pudgy


6 posted on 06/04/2013 12:32:12 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: illiac

He already is in difficult spots daily. Getting out of chairs, bed, walking up a flight of stairs, etc. I sure am happy he has more problems.

I know I shouldn’t be, but I loath this man. I’m only human.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 12:34:10 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: illiac

Corzine needs a job - and immunity. I’m sure he can find some way to make it worth Christie’s while...


8 posted on 06/04/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: illiac

The comments at CNN are interesting. I see some still trashing the GOP for so-called pressuring Christie to appoint a Senator. Can you imagine Democrats calling for an election if it ensures a Republican will be elected? There is no way Pubs can please dems. They will still grumble.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: illiac

Some Freepers predicted that this turncoat lib who stuck an R after his name would do exactly that. Right after Lautenberg died, in fact.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 12:38:32 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: illiac
...a presidential candidate with broad appeal...

Heh - stealth fat joke.

11 posted on 06/04/2013 12:41:35 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Since when has a Democrat governor ever held a special election when he could appoint a Democrat Senator? This has never happened!! Christie is a stupid pos grand stander. He just hurt Republicans in the Senate to feed is bloated ego. No party loyalty at all.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: illiac

Getting to see the real Christie is what puts him in a difficult spot. Time to see what Ann Coulter thinks now.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 12:56:08 PM PDT by PLM
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” Christie is a stupid pos grand stander. He just hurt Republicans in the Senate to feed is bloated ego. No party loyalty at all.”

He should be kicked out of the party.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 1:00:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Bump!


15 posted on 06/04/2013 1:03:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: plain talk
Can you imagine Democrats calling for an election if it ensures a Republican will be elected?

Never!

16 posted on 06/04/2013 1:04:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

reprehensible phony pig.....lowest of the low


17 posted on 06/04/2013 1:09:47 PM PDT by thestob
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To: illiac

Only for a fat whore like him is doing the right thing “difficult.”


18 posted on 06/04/2013 1:10:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: thestob

I agree. Never been partial to traitors,.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 1:13:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: illiac

The big job comes with the big decisions.

Christie is a FAIL.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 1:15:35 PM PDT by DB
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To: illiac

Not any longer. He decided to punt!


21 posted on 06/04/2013 1:19:08 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: illiac
Death of Senator Places Christie in Difficult Spot

At the scene of the crime*??

22 posted on 06/04/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by mikrofon (* If not a "crime," NJ is a d_mn shame...)
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To: plain talk

Indeed, if it was a ‘rat governor and a ‘pub Senator,
the ‘rat would have no qualms about appointing another ‘rat
to replace the ‘pub.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 1:20:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: illiac
I'm sure the GOPe will forget about this come primary time. All of the other RINOs will never run a negative ad against Chrissy. Chrissy's broad and very wide appeal is all that really matters. Principles at this point in time isn't important. It is all about winning the WH. When that happens Chrissy will have principles again. (Heavy sarcasm tag)

I just can't wait until McCain, Graham, Boner, McConnell and company all come out to support the fat boy.

24 posted on 06/04/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Theodore R.
The only tough decision Krispy Cream has to make is “What’s for dinner?”

Or if he should take the eight wheeled HEMMT or Jabba the Hut's anti-gravity sand barge through the drive thru. B-D
25 posted on 06/04/2013 9:42:27 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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