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Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat
Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2013 | Angela Delli Santi

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....

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christielovesobama; krispykreme; lautenberg; newjersey; nj2013; rerun
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1 posted on 06/04/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 12:58:45 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Why would a Democrat appoint a Republican?


3 posted on 06/04/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Williams
So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer.

Obama must have given him the tongue twirl on their last date.

4 posted on 06/04/2013 1:00:26 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kick him out of the party.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 1:02:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Williams

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.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 1:02:39 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: All

POS gutless phony ....


7 posted on 06/04/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by thestob
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To: Lurking Libertarian

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.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 1:06:56 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This decision demonstrates that Christie has sold his soul to the Democrats.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: 07Jack

25 million in taxpayer dollars mean nothing to him.It’s all about improving his position to run for higher office.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets hope he’s got something on Cory B...


11 posted on 06/04/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Williams

“So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer.”
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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.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 1:10:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 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,

Apparently Christie didn't have surgery for his stomach, he had surgery to remove his balls.

5.56mm

13 posted on 06/04/2013 1:11:08 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

He didn’t get the permanent bariatric surgery, he opted for the lap band, btw.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He’s already out. He just likes the name.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 1:15:18 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat

Sounds of fat chickens clucking!!!

16 posted on 06/04/2013 1:16:10 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a coward.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 1:21:24 PM PDT by wny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 1:21:30 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


19 posted on 06/04/2013 1:24:42 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: GreenHornet
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

Um...no. This decision avoids that altogether. This Special Election is being held in October...a month before the gubernatorial election.

20 posted on 06/04/2013 1:27:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: GreenHornet

I agree with what you’re saying in theory, but since the special election for Senate will be separate from the general election, there will likely be little coattail effect that would benefit a Republican interim Senator. Me, I’m reserving judgment for now.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 1:27:35 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give me a Swiss Army Knife and a Shop Vac and could have saved him a bunch of money...


22 posted on 06/04/2013 1:32:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RIDDLE TIME

What loves Obama, is huge in girth, but has no guts?


23 posted on 06/04/2013 1:39:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Williams
So he punked out on having a republican in office for longer

He still must appoint someone to warm the seat.

24 posted on 06/04/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Fair Paul
I agree with what you’re saying in theory, but since the special election for Senate will be separate from the general election, there will likely be little coattail effect that would benefit a Republican interim Senator. Me, I’m reserving judgment for now.

My mistake. I thought both would take place on the same ballot.

25 posted on 06/04/2013 1:40:20 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Frank Lautenberg really dead?

How can they tell?

26 posted on 06/04/2013 1:40:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gutless, piece of crap RINO.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 1:40:34 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why doesn’t he just go ahead and tell us he’s appointing Booker? His decision has already guaranteed that’s going to happen anyway. If he wants to the kiss the electorate’s ass that will make them real happy, and he won’t have to worry about his damn reelection.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 1:43:43 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: Fair Paul
In fact Christie knows that Cory Booker's coattails would hurt him in the gubernatorial election. Booker will bring a black turnout similar to that of Obama and that would hurt Christie. The selfless patriotic move here would be to appoint a Republican to hold the Senate seat until it expires in 2014-15. IMHO this is just as creepy and selfish as the Obama photo-ops.
29 posted on 06/04/2013 1:44:41 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Krispie = Koward


30 posted on 06/04/2013 1:48:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: diamond6
I hear you there! But in Christie's creepy selfish mind, he probably thinks he saving some face with the GOP establishment if he appoints a republican for a brief period. This move is so creepy and conniving on every level.
31 posted on 06/04/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m guessing Kean Sr. as the place holder.


32 posted on 06/04/2013 1:53:16 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: 07Jack

This move is so creepy and conniving on every level.
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I’ve never seen a fat weasel in the wild. Just this domesticated Garden State variety that’s running the NJ govt. He is slick, you’ve got to give that to him.


33 posted on 06/04/2013 1:54:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The best thing Chris Christie could do for New Jersey, the Republican party, the country, and himself would be to choose a black Republican to fill Frank Lautenberg’s seat until October.

That would provide the basis for an historic occasion — the creation of the first Senatorial Black Caucus in American history, as there would then be two black Senators — both Republicans — serving together.


34 posted on 06/04/2013 1:54:24 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: thestob

“Gutless?”

Not from the pictures I’ve seen!


35 posted on 06/04/2013 1:57:04 PM PDT by GnL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has to give value for those big donations he has been receiving from Soros and other leftoids.


36 posted on 06/04/2013 1:58:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Williams

Chrispie has a list of options? Give me a break. He is marching to the beat of the Kenyan Drum, make no mistake about it. His first call had to be to his new blow-buddie in the white hut. “What do I do now Barry?”


37 posted on 06/04/2013 1:58:13 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Williams

Chrispie has a list of options? Give me a break. He is marching to the beat of the Kenyan Drum, make no mistake about it. His first call had to be to his new blow-buddie in the white hut. “What do I do now Barry?”


38 posted on 06/04/2013 1:58:39 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Had Christie appointed a Republican, that person would have been in place to stop some bills from being ramrodded through during midnight voting, been in place to give him or her a running advantage for the election in 2014 and held a place long enough to either firm up support or allow another Republican to have a fighting chance of winning come election time......but.....no


39 posted on 06/04/2013 2:05:28 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crispy Creme looks at Obummer with the same love as when he sees a delicious glazed donut. Perhaps they had too much fun at the boardwalk. Crispy Creme stayed too long at the fair with the fake preezy. He is the same as a democrat. Fo Shizzle.


40 posted on 06/04/2013 2:08:38 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: GnL
“Gutless?” Not from the pictures I’ve seen!

Actually, that's not a gut that he's full of, it's crap.

41 posted on 06/04/2013 2:09:20 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To all those posters that spent months/years promoting Christie as God’s gift to the Republican Party....”Get stuffed!”


42 posted on 06/04/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: Williams

EXACTLY what he did. He just handed the seat to the Dems so he can keep his Gov seat.


43 posted on 06/04/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I really wanted Christie to seat a conservative until 2014. I knew that couldn't happen though.

The NJ supreme court wouldn't allow that.
I watched how they respected the law when they allowed lautenberg to be slipped into torrecelli's spot.

The amount of money it's going to cost the taxpayers in NJ could've been spent on re-building.
Somebody thinks they have an endless supply of taxpayer dollars to spend don't they?

This is bullshit.

So now I'm waiting to see who he's going to seat for a lousy five months...
44 posted on 06/04/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Meh. I expect him to switch any day now. This was a real golden opportunity to steal a seat from the Dems. Thanks Gov! *heavy heavy sigh*


45 posted on 06/04/2013 2:24:05 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: House Atreides

You absolutely, 100%, nailed it. I can’t say I am surprised, but I can say I’m upset. The best part of this debacle? No way Christie will EVER be the GOP nominee for POTUS.


46 posted on 06/04/2013 2:25:42 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: GreenHornet

I doubt that. Not enough time for that interim appt to do anything. And Christie is popular for SURE. But N.J. is deep blue. No way Christie has coattails. Any GOPer will need to stand on his own and NO time to do that.


47 posted on 06/04/2013 2:27:03 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

” This was a real golden opportunity to steal a seat from the Dems”

It certainly was.


48 posted on 06/04/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey guys, I think you’re missing out on something. The Republicans in New Jersey think they could pick up one or both houses of the state legislature.

While the Democrats control the state legislature, the Congressional delegation is split 6 to 6. The Republicans in New Jersey have the advantage in being spread out, having more 65 to 60 percent type majorities, as opposed to 80 to 90 percent type majorities.

So, by looking out for #1, himself, by divorcing the Senate race from the Gubernatorial race, the rotund one is also looking out for the party’s chances in the state legislature.


49 posted on 06/04/2013 2:50:11 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man is bought and paid for.


50 posted on 06/04/2013 2:50:51 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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