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When senator Frank Lautenberg a Democrat died yesterday he -- he left governor Chris Christie with a big decision.
Appoint an interim senator or wait until -- regularly scheduled elections for Lautenberg seats in 2014.
Here's the governor today.
This about guaranteeing the people of New Jersey both of choice.
In a voice.
In the process and the representation that they deserve in Washington.
-- -- is going to be.
Our next United States senator should be nominated.
My primary of the people.
And voted on by all the people of the state of New Jersey I deem it advisable.
To have a special election in fact I deem it necessary I don't know what the cost is not quite frankly don't care we're not going to be penny wise and pound foolish -- here.
But there is a big question that remains well -- appoint a Republican.
Or Democrat making no mistake it matters with immigration tax reform on the -- horizon every vote will count Christie knows that.
He is sure to appoint a Republican that is if he ever.
Ever wants to run for president as Republicans just get -- saying he would get a point I'll finish there in the second -- -- -- -- -- Pockets of support.
From the right go by governor I was gonna start it and go around the table bots and she -- -- -- tonight -- temperament as he just idea yesterday that he's gonna have a primary.
And so it's like he's not gonna figure that angered by the -- he's gonna -- They're gonna have a special election and the B a primary for democratic senator Pryor threw -- are the people vote -- serious but he'll appoint someone in the meantime until the primary which happens in November and I think -- his political.
Genius what he's done here because.
Cory Booker mayor of new Newark is it very very popular Democrat he keeps him off the ballot in fort in it at the same time the governor starting November.
When governor Christie's up.
Yeah it's and -- you very shrewd political move it seems as if Cory Booker is an audible.
At this point to be that senator from New Jersey so it is very Smart heading in the meantime he may appoint one of his long time alleys as a state senator Joseph Carlos.
Who just came off the senate run against Bob Menendez.
He was chairman of Christie's first campaign he's a great guy.
He would fill the spots of course until that special election.
You mentioned in 2014 again Chris Christie saying look the people of New Jersey elected a Democrat this is the most fair way of going about it I don't have to face off against Booker.
And -- happen of the.
Senators are -- just showed us now about it is this is exactly how closed up.
There is a primary and then the general election in New Jersey will be in October 16 right November 7 the fourth of seven the first Tuesday November is when Chris Christie's it goes up for reelection so he keeps -- -- that.
That election that that ballot.
You suggested to me that they did they can't wait 63 weeks seventy days to -- -- -- difference between this special election and the alleged -- is that if he's gonna have four if you're right and on the southern -- but I thought -- I if I were him I would point.
They're pulling for the interim job because you -- -- -- -- of huge amount of days with his notes the senate will not be meeting like -- that -- -- that's a this could have been wrecked credit -- yes it actually already asked all you guys we're gonna -- -- executive legitimize -- -- -- You get out which is you was saved me a lot of -- me I have to have Porter tell me what to say that until after the season.
You know there are free agent you could say whatever you will need an advocate for a sale -- You need somebody that Christie is -- -- at least for sixty days.
He's not out he is allowing him he's call for a special election to happen October 6 -- three weeks later it's his ballot for governor he could awaited.
And -- -- time right will appoint somebody meantime we will and that yes.
I would say it -- on the politics -- -- so.
He left them guessing and Republicans happy about some things not to happy about others and by experts Democrats.
If you're gonna split the difference yet to be very clear as to why the problem he is going to have most for his brand.
Is that comment where he said I don't care how much it costs.
Actually that I think -- rub people the wrong way.
And so he's gonna have to explain that a little bit more I understand what he was trying to say but the way that it came across was kind of -- and that's 25 million dollars.
And if I weren't Democrats that say well oh I thought that you weren't like.
You know good at -- and -- guy what -- you wait until three weeks -- November.
I know there's a lot of strange season have a New Jersey but are you telling me and you -- can you run for -- is -- seat in November if you if you win the primary yes.
One who could win the special election on our way.
Little anybody ever like what about -- -- tonight I don't know.
Action that -- the point let's just say he appoints -- structural chromeless.
He's the screw -- we'll go to an election a general election in October against likely Cory Booker whoever wins that will have the seat for one year.
This isn't public -- -- and it comes out -- that little outburst comes up and then they will go forward.
I would like can I it's a -- six years -- I would like to formally apologized to the United States.
We're talking about a local election that means nothing to anybody.
-- -- my vote Snooki.
And I actually like that you love they love -- Snooki is she she ambled my it is emblematic of New Jersey spunky slightly dangerous.
-- of mirth.
She would have your interest in mind and drop all time and a mother.
But I'm not sure the person that he appoints would even run.
For that seat that is the point -- -- he can appoint.
-- for real lows and somebody else could run like Tom Kean junior I don't know many Republicans in the state -- turns up Gerri Willis is not -- -- -- run against white people.
Their time before -- -- yeah.
Right now the statement back in the news right in someone else could have run the primary it makes no sense to me for actually -- a sense it keeps the -- the popular Democrat Cory -- off the ballot that.
That Chris Christie wants to win by a huge why it happened out Smart and that's -- that it's about the down ticket and down ballot at.
All right this is like I don't wanna go but this is very very important we need to stretches for our people have -- I I direct shot I think.
At the right it is also about the down ticket he would love to see your Republican at the -- that's right and so you -- Make sure that.
You don't have good turnout this wreck the -- you the senator and the idea I ever heard.
The senator that he appoints get seniority in the senate when there's big issues like immigration reform if Democrats revisit gun control.
It's great to have a Republican vote in the -- -- yet each of you for the bottom of the list there -- It is answers security what you'll still have our network today it likely he is only New Jersey could figure this out for a -- appoint somebody for 23 days then that not to be able -- -- -- them it's not not sign that we have a special election that we're gonna Christians like.
What I have the special Lexus that it appears and then it can be another election and when he fourteen are we -- deleted -- -- Nextel.
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