Gov. Christie calls for October special election to replace Lautenberg
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GET OFF THE BEACH -- Christie made national headlines during Sandy.
GET OFF THE BEACH -- Christie made national headlines during Sandy.
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STATEWIDE -- Gov. Chris Christie has announced that he will schedule a special election for October for Frank Lautenberg's vacated senate seat.

Christie himself is up for re-election the following month, in November.

The New York Times noted, "The move was expected to draw criticism from Democrats in the state, arguing that such a move by Mr. Christie, a Republican, would amount to squandering taxpayer money to protect his own political ambitions. Scheduling a special election rather than adding the vote for the Senate seat to the November ballot would cost millions of dollars.

A special Oct. 16 ballot means the choice of a new senator will not overshadow the race for governor, which will now remain at the top of statewide ballots in November."



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radishes
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June 05, 2013
yes after in 2006 when asked if lautenberg died would he spend millions on a special election, and his answer was NO in a more colorful statement, how very hypocritical of him........
Horseyy
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June 05, 2013
Did a professional journalist take a photo of Chris Christie on their television while watching the Bravo Network and use it as a photo for a news story?
radishes
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June 05, 2013
BAHAHAHAHHAHA......