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Chris Christie Senate Appt. Announcement Live (Atty Gen Jeff Chiesa; will not run in election)
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Posted on 06/06/2013 10:44:13 AM PDT by Perdogg

Chris Christie just announced that the NJ State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa will be appointed to the Senate pending the Special Election in October.

Chiesa will not run

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1 posted on 06/06/2013 10:44:13 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

That’s pretty much a confirmation that Christie plans to switch parties.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 10:47:22 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perdogg

Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa, R-NJ. (He just said he was a registered Republican)


3 posted on 06/06/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Jonty30

Yep all that’s left is an official ceremony


4 posted on 06/06/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

NJ governor names state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill US Senate seat
By: ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL , AP
Updated: June 6, 2013 - 12:44 PM

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (kee-AY’-sah) to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg’s death.

Chiesa worked with Christie in the U.S. attorney’s office before becoming the top lawyer for the state government. He has overseen gun buyback programs all over the state, but has not had a particularly high profile.

Christie has scheduled a special election for October to fill the seat until it expires in January 2015. Christie says Chiesa will not seek the seat for the rest of the term.

Lautenberg served nearly 30 years in the Senate. The liberal Democrat was 89.

As candidates start lining up to run for the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Frank Lautenberg died Monday, Gov. Chris Christie appeared poised Thursday to name someone to fill the office temporarily.

The Republican governor scheduled a 1:30 p.m. news conference in Trenton, but did not specify a topic. He has said he expected to have a senator working in Washington by next week.

Lautenberg died Monday after nearly 30 years in the Senate. The liberal Democrat was 89.

Christie is expected to name a Republican to fill the seat until after a special election set for Oct. 16. He has not said whether he will name a placeholder or someone who will seek a full term.

Whoever wins in October will have to run again in the fall of 2014 when the term is up.

The races will shape up quickly because of a deadline Monday for candidates to file papers declaring they are in the race. A primary is set for August.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt became the first Democrat to announce he’s seeking his party’s nomination.

In an email Thursday to supporters, he explained why he’s running. “The reason is simple,” he wrote. “I believe I am the best candidate to continue the passionate advocacy for progressive values that Sen. Lautenberg exemplified.”

Holt, now 64, was assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for most of the 1990s before being elected to Congress in 1998. Around his central New Jersey district, it’s not uncommon to see a bumper sticker that proclaims, accurately: “My congressman IS a rocket scientist.”

He’s considered one of the most liberal members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation. He’s pushed for laws against racial profiling and has been critical of drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands and waters.

Two well-funded Democrats, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, had expressed interest in the seat before Lautenberg died, but neither has made an announcement so far. Booker began raising money to seek the seat in January and has brought in about $2 million.

The only Republican in the race so far is former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a conservative who has twice sought his party’s nomination for governor.

Lonegan, who runs the New Jersey office for American for Prosperity, said Wednesday that he looks forward to weighing in on national issues such as the Obama administration’s handling of the attack last year at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the selective scrutiny of conservative groups’ nonprofit tax applications.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 10:50:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Perdogg

Not that this all matters much... Cory Booker has this one in the bag.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jonty30

Why do you say that?


7 posted on 06/06/2013 10:52:34 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: ScottinVA

its at least one less vote for Dems hopefully for 5 months....


8 posted on 06/06/2013 10:53:09 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: green iguana

His political actions since Sandy indicates that he may have burned his bridges with Republicans.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 10:53:45 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perdogg

Christie just threw the Senate race to the democrats.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 10:54:39 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Jonty30
That’s pretty much a confirmation that Christie plans to switch parties.

Good riddance. That way he can be honest with himself when he kisses 0bama's ass.

11 posted on 06/06/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Perdogg
Christie is a RINO and always has been. Ann Coulter needs to be brought up to date.
12 posted on 06/06/2013 10:55:28 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Jonty30

But this guy is a Republican. RINO, most likely, but not someone whose votes will echo Harry Reid’s.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: oldbrowser

like the Republicans were ever gonna win that one.......placeholder at best.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Perdogg
Still not sure what is happening but at least we will keep an R for the time being. And if Jeff Chiesa does a great job the incumbent usually have a heads up in the election.
15 posted on 06/06/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

bump


16 posted on 06/06/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Logical me

Unfortunately Chiesa’s not running.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 10:58:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: green iguana
Cory Booker has this one in the bag. Why do you say that?

Cory Booker is articulate. He's black. He has the support of Wall Street. He rescued a guy from a burning building and has therefore become something of a folk hero in Jersey. That's why Christie was too chickens--- to share the ballot with him.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 10:59:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Logical me

Chiesa already said he won’t run in the election.

Thanks for nothing, fatso.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 10:59:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jonty30
Not that it matters much at this point but he has lost about 10% of his base...me included...

10% voted for his primary opponent last Tuesday...FWIW..

I know I won’t be voting for his fat a$$ in the fall.

20 posted on 06/06/2013 11:00:02 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Perdogg
Hannity said they are letting out a lot of rabbits for us to chase so we don't focus on the Obama scandals . I say that is right but the one scandal they are trying to hide is the IRS scandal
21 posted on 06/06/2013 11:00:34 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Jonty30

I don’t think Christie will switch parties. The Dems clearly want a bunch of liberals in the GOP tent.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 11:04:28 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Perdogg

A state Attorney General who’s a Republican could be a good thing. With a few exceptions, most US Senators seem really clueless about what’s legal or constitutional.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: Perdogg

In other words, we’ll have a Republican in the seat for 4 months.

Thats the best we got out of Christie. No one who was willing to have power of incumbency and try to go beyond that I guess.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 11:08:09 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: CountryClassSF

well they know they have no chance of taking that senate seat, its a lost cause.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 11:09:47 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
like the Republicans were ever gonna win that one.......placeholder at best.

Christie should have let the republican serve the full term in that case.

26 posted on 06/06/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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I'm glad he didn't appoint a democrat like so many were suggesting he would.
(thank you)
27 posted on 06/06/2013 11:12:05 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: oldbrowser

the NJ legislature would have just bounced the other law back in to prevent just that. That really was the best the GOP was gonna get out of it.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Perdogg; All
From bio...

Chiesa grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey, the eldest of three children. When he was 8 years old, his father, a chemical plant worker, died, and he was raised by his mother, a public school teacher. He graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He earned his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in 1990.

Catholic. Single mom union school teacher. Likely at least half Italian. Hmmm. The ONLY vote of his that will matter before Booker's coronation will be on the Gang Rape of 8 bill.

29 posted on 06/06/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Jonty30

that’s ridiculous...


30 posted on 06/06/2013 11:22:20 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: lodi90

If Christie wants a political future he’s gonna HAVE to switch parties, because he is T-O-A-S-T as a Republican.


31 posted on 06/06/2013 11:29:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg
chris-christie photo chris-christie-2.jpg
32 posted on 06/06/2013 11:35:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t think that Christie is afraid to lose reelection if the Senate election was on the November ballot—the sacrificial-lamb Democrat running against him has no chance. What Christie wanted to avoid was the Senate race becoming the big-ticket item in November, drumming up Democrat (particularly black) turnout and helping the Democrats hold both houses of the state legislature. With the gubernatorial race the only really big contest, and Christie winning big, he might be able to sweep in GOP majorities in the Senate (which would allow him finally to appoint two new members of the state Supreme Court) and House. And, yes, Christie could have declared that the special election wouldn’t be held until November 2014, but if he did that the NJ Supreme Court likely would have ruled that it had to be held no later than November 2013 and scheduled it for the same date as the gubernatorial and legislative election, so he preemptively had to pick a date prior to this November.


33 posted on 06/06/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: grania

I agree!!! Unlike most on thos site.....I believe the whole political world will chang radically over the four-five months...before the Special USA Senate race in NJ!!! Having Chiesa as an “R” is positve, if, as he proclaims, he is generally a conservative. If we just get off our butts and get to work in Massachusetts, we just might get a win for Gomez over low life, Democrat, Markey on June 25th!!! That would mean the Pubbies would have 2 more “Rs” until at least October!!! those two can tie the Democrats in knots within the USA Senate!!!

With the huge Mark Sanford, Jason Smith conservative victories in SC & MO elections, recently, the House remains safely and strongly Republican/conservative!!!

Folks....Republican in MA &DC get off your butts, ante up the big bucks needed for victory in MA and let’s fight to get Gomez elected in Massachusetts. Yes....it’s a toughie....but....no one said it would be easy to take down, Obama, the dictator, enemy of freedom, liberty and opportunity!!!


34 posted on 06/06/2013 11:36:03 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: oldbrowser
Christie should have let the republican serve the full term in that case.

Exactly. Every Democratic governor in the country would have appointed somebody in his own party to complete the term.

But Christie punked out. He's still a'courtin' the NY Times editorial board and the left-leaning moderates, believing that he'll be their girl.

They'll bury his stupid fat ass as soon as their done using him.

35 posted on 06/06/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If Christie wants a political future he’s gonna HAVE to switch parties, because he is T-O-A-S-T as a Republican.


Don’t be so confident about that. After all the GOP just nominated Romney. Both the beltway GOP and Dems have a strong interest in marginalizing conservatives. The best way to do that is promote and FUND liberal Republicans like Chrstie. BOLO!


36 posted on 06/06/2013 12:20:39 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: AuH2ORepublican
... to a "T"!

There is a fair chance of taking the NJ Senate, and if the Democrat's best candidate doesn't win the primary, an outside chance of a Republican pickup in October. Cory Booker may be their best candidate, but he's not the machine's favored candidate. With the Democrat effort now split over three elections, NJ politics is going to be almost as much fun to watch this summer as the scenery on my noontime jaunts on the boardwalk!

BTW, whoever wrote the article is particularly clueless about NJ politics -- Pallone is already collecting signatures; the deadline is Monday.

37 posted on 06/06/2013 12:51:54 PM 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: oldbrowser
"Christie should have let the republican serve the full term in that case."

Wasn't gonna happen. The NJ law is badly written, with two contradictory parts of a single bill, so neither part takes precedence. It looks like nobody bothered to read it, or at least think it through. Or they never expected anyone to die the day before a primary election, and five months before an election. If Christie appointed a "permanent" Republican senator, The NJ Democrat party would sue, and they would win. The NJ Supreme Court is dominated by liberal/Democrats.

38 posted on 06/06/2013 12:59:42 PM 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: sunmars
its at least one less vote for Dems hopefully for 5 months....

Except when it comes to gun control. Another RINO.

39 posted on 06/06/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: green iguana
But this guy is a Republican. RINO, most likely, but not someone whose votes will echo Harry Reid’s.

It's a waste of a pick considering he has no plans of running in the next election. Picking someone who has no plans to run is like giving the Dems an edge in the next election .

40 posted on 06/06/2013 1:08:56 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Logical me; Norm Lenhart
Still not sure what is happening but at least we will keep an R for the time being. And if Jeff Chiesa does a great job the incumbent usually have a heads up in the election.

Hey, Norm, here's another one...sigh.

41 posted on 06/06/2013 1:10:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Very well-reasoned response.

A lot to juggle and consider, sounds like he made the right call.


42 posted on 06/06/2013 1:11:51 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

One more thing.... Maybe the Dems will be too exhausted voting in October that they don’t turn out in November. :-)


43 posted on 06/06/2013 1:13:35 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Perdogg

What an idiot.

He should have named “Chelsea Clinton” to the spot to show the incompetency of the Dhimmicrats.


44 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:59 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SueRae
"One more thing.... Maybe the Dems will be too exhausted voting in October that they don’t turn out in November. :-)"

I think that is the idea. It must cost the Democrats a bundle to get their voters to the polls, and that is why the off year gubernatorial elections get NJ the occasional Republican governor. It costs the Democrats too much to crank up the machine for off-year elections. This is an off year, plus their effort needs to be split over three elections.

As a true conservative, Steve Lonegan would never have gotten the Republican nomination under normal circumstances. This will make for a very interesting summer and fall.

45 posted on 06/06/2013 2:17:18 PM 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: Perdogg

That fat waste of space. Does he not realize the minute he is out of ear when meeting Obama, he is getting ridiculed? They have a field day with him. For me he is worse than Obama. He is supposed to be part of the only tangible opposition yet for the right price he will sell his soul.


46 posted on 06/06/2013 3:55:59 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: sunmars

If only Democraps declared the race unwinnable every red state they won in the past several cycles (ND, LA, AR, NC, AK, the list goes on)...


47 posted on 06/06/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: COBOL2Java

I would ask that if getting RINOs into power is such a good thing for America, why not just side with more conservative/less moonbat democrats to begin with?

That’s a serious question because these rocket surgeons are convinced that ‘lesser evils’ are the way to go. Why not simply avoid the hassle? Conservative Democrats would be an easy win. And winning, they tell us, is what matters most.

Best of both worlds...


48 posted on 06/06/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Conservative Democrats would be an easy win. And winning, they tell us, is what matters most.

True. However, there are no more conservative democrats. The party won't back or fund them.

49 posted on 06/06/2013 5:50:18 PM PDT by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foreign policy adviser. He's really quite good!)
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To: TnGOP

But that’s the beauty of it. Winning is all that matters to Leftist Republicans and FRs liberal wing. So they can get their win, claim it was a lesser evil and say that their beibers were stuned when the conservative dem that does not exist turns out to be a regular variety.

Doesn’t make sense? No it doesn’t. Neither does voting for lib Republicans just because they sport a ‘R’, so they will feel right at home.


50 posted on 06/06/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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