Christie: Oct. election to fill Laute...

Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat

There are 8 comments on the The Republic story from Jun 4, 2013, titled Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat. In it, The Republic reports that:

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.

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sinic

United States

#1 Jun 4, 2013
fm the article:
"His decision leaves some disappointment for members of his own party and his opponents. Behind the scenes, Republicans had pushed for Christie to appoint a Republican and put off the Senate election until November 2014 to give the appointee time to build a following among voters."

So what is wrong with allowing the people of NJ to pick a Senator?
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 4, 2013
sinic wrote:
fm the article:
"His decision leaves some disappointment for members of his own party and his opponents. Behind the scenes, Republicans had pushed for Christie to appoint a Republican and put off the Senate election until November 2014 to give the appointee time to build a following among voters."
So what is wrong with allowing the people of NJ to pick a Senator?
Christie has made a MAJOR BLUNDER here.

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2013 will take place on November 5, 2013! So his October 2013 special election for the Senate seat is gonna look like an effort to produce a small turn-out for his election AS dems will be out in force fighting for the Senate seat in October.

Also, he futher infuriates Republicans. What he could have done is appoint an interim, moderate Republican with the condition that the appointee would not run in 2014; its been done before.

As it looks like now, his decision is a self-serving gimmick that friend and foe alike will see thru.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#3 Jun 4, 2013
sinic wrote:
fm the article:
"His decision leaves some disappointment for members of his own party and his opponents. Behind the scenes, Republicans had pushed for Christie to appoint a Republican and put off the Senate election until November 2014 to give the appointee time to build a following among voters."
So what is wrong with allowing the people of NJ to pick a Senator?
You're absolutely correct.
The people of NJ need to have that seat filled. Christie is as honest as politicians come. That's not saying much, I agree. But it is refreshing for a politician to put the needs of his constituents ahead of those of his part.

Watch this man, folks. He's a comer!
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#4 Jun 5, 2013
Christie is just trying to pick a booger out.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Jun 5, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Christie has made a MAJOR BLUNDER here.
The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2013 will take place on November 5, 2013! So his October 2013 special election for the Senate seat is gonna look like an effort to produce a small turn-out for his election AS dems will be out in force fighting for the Senate seat in October.
Also, he futher infuriates Republicans. What he could have done is appoint an interim, moderate Republican with the condition that the appointee would not run in 2014; its been done before.
As it looks like now, his decision is a self-serving gimmick that friend and foe alike will see thru.
instead he decided to let the people of his state decide who their senator is. something so important we even changed our constitution to give them that right...
you should read that document sometime, it is your civic duty...
sinic

United States

#8 Jun 5, 2013
MD Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you say the same thing when Obama vacated his seat in the Senate? Or did you expect the DEMOCRAT Governor to appoint a DEMOCRAT Senator?
I doubt I commented on that matter, but now that you bring it up ... All the political and questionable crap that went on is an example of why the vacancy of elected officials should be filled by election. You may or may not like Christie but at least he is for the people in his state. We, the people, need more say in what the government does.
sinic

United States

#10 Jun 5, 2013
another article: headline=Republicans Fuming Over Chris Christie's Decision

http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-fuming-over...

Read between the lines ... the Republicans want to get another vote in the Senate, period. So do the Democrats, both are seeking power and will be for whatever is most likely to give it to them. THAT IS WHY AN ELECTION IS BEST. LET THE PEOPLE OF NJ DECIDE, be it Democrat or Republican. After all it is their Senator.
If Cristie was a Democrat the Democrats would be fuming. I guess you could call it hypocrisy; it is politics.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Jun 5, 2013
Why not have the election in Nov during the normal state election?

Politics as usual....

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