Skip to comments.Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat
Posted on 06/04/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them but also preserves Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot.
The move means the state will have two statewide elections less than three weeks apart, a rare occurrence that's already drawing criticism.
At a news conference, Christie didn't answer the big question of whom he'll appoint to the seat in the meantime, but he said he has a list of possibilities....
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So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer.
Why would a Democrat appoint a Republican?
Obama must have given him the tongue twirl on their last date.
Kick him out of the party.
He could have set the special election for the same day as the 2013 general election, when he (Christie) is running for re-election. But them his Democratic opponent for Governor would be on the same ticket with Cory Booker (the likely Democratic candidate for Senator), and Christie didn’t want that.
POS gutless phony ....
I think he could have also just let his appointed replacement hold the seat until the term expired in 2014. The special election will cost NJ taxpayers almost $25 million.
This decision demonstrates that Christie has sold his soul to the Democrats.
25 million in taxpayer dollars mean nothing to him.It’s all about improving his position to run for higher office.
Lets hope he’s got something on Cory B...
“So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer.”
I think that this: (”...a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them but also preserves Christie as the top attraction on November’s ballot....”) is the main reason.
It makes Christie (the “it’s all about me” New Jersey governor) the center of attention for November, which is important to “His Self-centeredness”. It also make Cory Booker the odds on favorite to be the Democrat candidate for that Senate seat (removes the smoke-filled room aspects which could have yielded someone other than Booker). So that will make Obama happy.
So Christie, Obama and Booker will all be pleased as punch and the New Jersey taxpayers will be left with the bill for a separate special (i.e., not November) election which won’t be cheap.
Apparently Christie didn't have surgery for his stomach, he had surgery to remove his balls.
He didn’t get the permanent bariatric surgery, he opted for the lap band, btw.
He’s already out. He just likes the name.
Sounds of fat chickens clucking!!!
What a coward.
Like many others, I have real concerns about what Christie is going to do here, but I’m going to wait until he announces who will fill the seat between now and the special election in the fall. This could actually work out for the Republicans. Here’s what I mean by that: Assuming he does appoint a Republican as the interim senator, that person will most likely be the Republican nominee in the special election, which will take take on the same ballot as the NJ gubernatorial election. Regardless of what you think about Christie, he is extremely popular in New Jersey, and should easily win reelection. There’s a good chance that the Republican senate candidate will ride his coattails to a full six year term in the senate.
And to think that this fat, stupid POS thinks he could ever be considered Presidential material outside of the state of NJ! He’s a waste of skin...a whole lotta skin!
Um...no. This decision avoids that altogether. This Special Election is being held in October...a month before the gubernatorial election.