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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    I don't like it. Pussy move by Christie. Hold a special election asap, get it out of the way. Move on and dominate the governor's race as a prelude to a successful presidential run.

    He's a straight-talkin, no nonsense guy. This reeks of transparent political maneuvering.

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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Some are speculating that Christie may appoint Democrat Corey Booker as the interim replacement until the special election. There is good logic to this choice. Any Republican Christie appoints will be defeated in the special election. New Jersey has not voted a Republican to the Senate since 1972. By appointing Booker, Christie will win more black votes in the next gubernatorial election, thus ensuring that the governorship stays in Republican hands.

    But, to be honest, Christie is in a bit of a bind. If he does pick Booker, some Republicans have said that he will be dead to the Republican party. On the other hand, if he picks a Republican, the voters, most of whom are Democratic, may declare war on him, thus threatening his next run for office.

    All in all, and interim appointment non-withstanding, kudos to Christie for letting the will of the voters determine Lautenberg's replacement by holding a special election as soon as possible.

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    And this is what infuriates me about our politicians. They do not serve the people they only serve themselves and their parties. I wish the american voter would wise up and vote out the lot of them.

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    I wouldn't be happy if I lived in NJ.

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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I heard today that Christie's high approval ratings were just as high amongst democrats as it is amongst republicans.

    Here is the GOP's golden boy and they aren't smart enough to realize it. Par for the course, I suppose. Oh well, let them put up Rand Paul or Bauchmann or some other rightwing kook. My stocks are doing just fine under the democrats. I suppose if it ain't broke we don't have to fix it.
    Yep... a party that chose not to have a majority in the Senate because they would rather run Engel, O'Donnell, Buck, Akin, Mourdack and McMahon rather than candidates that could actually win. This is the party that believes in absolute 2nd amendment rights, most likely to preserve their right to own a bazooka so they can use it on their political foot.

    Christie is the Republicons best chance to win in 2016, but they will not recognize it. He has been moved to the sidelines, as will the Cons chances in 2016.

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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Is such a short-term appointment so damning to him? Would the voters really hold it against their republican governor to appoint a republican to this temporary post?

    Could he not appoint an independent if he's so concerned about partisanship? I don't know if this election would be necessary.
    He has refused special elections on cost concerns so why can't he be on the ballot with Booker again? The Senate only vote will cost $12 million and force people to go back to the polls in 20 days.

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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    I don't like it. Pussy move by Christie. Hold a special election asap, get it out of the way. Move on and dominate the governor's race as a prelude to a successful presidential run.

    He's a straight-talkin, no nonsense guy. This reeks of transparent political maneuvering.
    It makes him look weak to me. It's right out of the RNC playbook.

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    Re: Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement Read more: http:

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It makes him look weak to me. It's right out of the RNC playbook.
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    This manuever is not good for the RNC. Its nowhere near being out of the RNC playbook.

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