Fight over special election for Senat...

Fight over special election for Senate heads to N.J. high court

There are 16 comments on the Reuters story from Jun 14, 2013, titled Fight over special election for Senate heads to N.J. high court. In it, Reuters reports that:

New Jersey's State Supreme Court said on Friday it would hear a challenge to Governor Chris Christie's plan to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg.

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Cat74

United States

#1 Jun 14, 2013
I don't get it. They have an open seat, what are they fighting about?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#2 Jun 14, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
I don't get it. They have an open seat, what are they fighting about?
The millions it will cost to fill that seat for 6 days! Do some reading for once in your life.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#3 Jun 14, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
The millions it will cost to fill that seat for 6 days! Do some reading for once in your life.
Yeah, cause if you did you would understand the preferred method of the demOrats...

[Sep 11, 2012] Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

Jackson Jr., 48, looted his campaign treasury of about $750,000 and spent it on luxury goods, celebrity memorabilia, vacations, bar bills and other items. Sandi Jackson, 49, failed to report more than $600,000 in income on tax returns over many years.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#4 Jun 14, 2013
Things that make you go, Hmmmmm?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Jun 15, 2013
$24 million for a special election when there
will a general election just a shot time after
makes no sense. The rotund governor is playing games.

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Jun 15, 2013
Christie is pushing this to avoid having to choose a side when appointing a temporary replacement. He is still technically a Rep although he has been grooming himself to run on the Dem ticket in 2016. Choosing a temporary replacement will force him to prematurely disclose his imminent defection or forfeit his Dem ticket chances.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#8 Jun 15, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
It's something democreep would do.
But, it's a Republicrap doing it.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#9 Jun 15, 2013
Pappa wrote:
Christie is pushing this to avoid having to choose a side when appointing a temporary replacement. He is still technically a Rep although he has been grooming himself to run on the Dem ticket in 2016. Choosing a temporary replacement will force him to prematurely disclose his imminent defection or forfeit his Dem ticket chances.
I don't think so. What he wants to avoid is a big
voter turnout at election time when he's up for reelection.
Let the Dems go out and vote early for their man
and fewer of them will turn out for the general election.
In other words, he wants the general election all to himself.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#10 Jun 15, 2013
Gary wrote:
$24 million for a special election when there
will a general election just a shot time after
makes no sense. The rotund governor is playing games.
Yeah, cause if you did you would understand the preferred method of the demOrats...

[Sep 11, 2012] Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

Jackson Jr., 48, looted his campaign treasury of about $750,000 and spent it on luxury goods, celebrity memorabilia, vacations, bar bills and other items. Sandi Jackson, 49, failed to report more than $600,000 in income on tax returns over many years.
Cat74

United States

#11 Jun 15, 2013
6 days? Really? 6 days? The next election is in November 2014.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#12 Jun 15, 2013
Gary wrote:
$24 million for a special election when there
will a general election just a shot time after
makes no sense. The rotund governor is playing games.
Eliminate elections altogether. They are too expensive. That's the Democrat ticket.
The truth is that NJ Democrat Party bosses in NJ hadn't had time to set a price for prospective candidates to pay for the party's endorsement. Now, NJ has four Democrat candidates (and 2 Republicans) for the Senate seat. NJ politicians know a bargain when they see one.
drinK the Hive

New York, NY

#13 Jun 15, 2013

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#14 Jun 15, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, cause if you did you would understand the preferred method of the demOrats...
[Sep 11, 2012] Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.
Jackson Jr., 48, looted his campaign treasury of about $750,000 and spent it on luxury goods, celebrity memorabilia, vacations, bar bills and other items. Sandi Jackson, 49, failed to report more than $600,000 in income on tax returns over many years.
You like talking gibberish?

Cost - 24 million to fill a seat for 6 days, when the general election is held stupid!

God, you people are such morons.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#15 Jun 16, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
You like talking gibberish?
Cost - 24 million to fill a seat for 6 days, when the general election is held stupid!
God, you people are such morons.
Any self-respecting Democrat should sit out the special election in protest.
Otherwise, they show their true hypocritical nature by participating in the election they are so adamantly against.

All Democrat legislators also should demonstrate their stance on fiscal conservatism and vote against any funding increase at Federal, State or local levels. That is the message they are sending by their complaints about the cost of elections. Also, they should demonstrate their resolve by drafting and submitting bills that eliminate elections altogether as a wasteful expense. Otherwise, how would their constituents know where they really stand?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#16 Jun 16, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
Any self-respecting Democrat should sit out the special election in protest.
Otherwise, they show their true hypocritical nature by participating in the election they are so adamantly against.
All Democrat legislators also should demonstrate their stance on fiscal conservatism and vote against any funding increase at Federal, State or local levels. That is the message they are sending by their complaints about the cost of elections. Also, they should demonstrate their resolve by drafting and submitting bills that eliminate elections altogether as a wasteful expense. Otherwise, how would their constituents know where they really stand?
Why is the fat man so afraid of having the election for the
empty Dem seat on the same day as the general election?
Dose he anticipate that a big Democratic turnout on the
same day of his own election would put his reelection in
jeopardy?

He should, and that's why he's trying to rig the election.

Is he Mafia? Is that the reason for the fat-man swagger?

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#17 Jun 16, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is the fat man so afraid of having the election for the
empty Dem seat on the same day as the general election?
Dose he anticipate that a big Democratic turnout on the
same day of his own election would put his reelection in
jeopardy?
He should, and that's why he's trying to rig the election.
Is he Mafia? Is that the reason for the fat-man swagger?
Really, you need to be more knowledgeable in what you post.
The fact is that Christie is being supported both tacitly and publicly by the NJ Democrat party bosses. No one of any import has come out in support of his opponent, Babbling what's-her-name. Christie has an over-whelming plurality among NJ voters. There never was an issue of his being re-elected Governor. This is a non-issue.

Here's a point you won't hear much about:
The very same Democrats who are complaining about the cost of the election are continuing to argue the issue in the courts. Never mind that the state appellate court has already ruled that the Governor has the authority to schedule the special election for Granny Lousyberg's seat, the Democrat party is still bringing it before the state Supreme Court. Now, how much do you think all this is costing?

The hypocrisy of the Democrats has become clearer.

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