Skip to comments.Death of Senator Places Christie in Difficult Spot
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 partys 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.
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NYT explaiing why Christie is a coward, and a whore : )
Amen to that!
The only tough decision Krispy Cream has to make is “What’s for dinner?”
Or...how much volume is for dinner.....
Redemtion time for pudgy
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.
Corzine needs a job - and immunity. I’m sure he can find some way to make it worth Christie’s while...
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.
Some Freepers predicted that this turncoat lib who stuck an R after his name would do exactly that. Right after Lautenberg died, in fact.
Heh - stealth fat joke.
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.
Getting to see the real Christie is what puts him in a difficult spot. Time to see what Ann Coulter thinks now.
” 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.
reprehensible phony pig.....lowest of the low
Only for a fat whore like him is doing the right thing “difficult.”
I agree. Never been partial to traitors,.
The big job comes with the big decisions.
Christie is a FAIL.
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