Chris’ special-election plan irks Dems, GOP

by
June 5, 2013

Saying he refuses to play politics with a US Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced yesterday that there will be a special election in October to replace Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday at age 89.

“The right thing is to let the people decide,” Christie said from the Trenton State House, announcing that the primaries would be held on Aug. 13, followed by a general-election contest on Oct. 16.

Christie, widely considered a strong GOP contender in the 2016 race for the White House, had the option to appoint someone to serve through 2014, the end of Lautenberg’s term.

He also could have called a special election for Nov. 5, when Christie’s name will appear on the ballot in the gubernatorial election.

The decision to hold a separate special election drew quick fire from both parties, with Democrats and Republicans alike calling it a self-serving move.

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative