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Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:24 PM

Just curious, re: the Christie implosion…If this eventually takes out both he and the Lt. Governor,

who would become Governor?

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Reply Just curious, re: the Christie implosion…If this eventually takes out both he and the Lt. Governor, (Original post)
silvershadow Jan 2014 OP
hrmjustin Jan 2014 #1
silvershadow Jan 2014 #3
hrmjustin Jan 2014 #13
Laxman Jan 2014 #7
hrmjustin Jan 2014 #10
Cleita Jan 2014 #2
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2014 #4
GP6971 Jan 2014 #8
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2014 #11
GP6971 Jan 2014 #14
DURHAM D Jan 2014 #5
silvershadow Jan 2014 #6
DURHAM D Jan 2014 #12
David in Canada Jan 2014 #9

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:25 PM

1. Senate president.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:28 PM

3. Thank you. Off to find out who that is now.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:38 PM

13. Sorry I got it wrong. The senate president who is a democrat.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:34 PM

7. Its The Senate President...

the same official who was in line of succession before the recently enacted creation of the Lt. Governor position. Right now that is Steve Sweeney. A long time state senator and freeholder from Gloucester County in southern NJ. He is an ally of George Norcross, a pro-development democratic power broker. They have made deals with Christie in the past. However, I believe they will abandon him now that he has been exposed as vulnerable.

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Response to Laxman (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:37 PM

10. Thanks.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:27 PM

2. I'm watching the Lt. Gov. in a boldface lying news

conference right now.

These politicians have no shame and no conscience.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:28 PM

4. Unless one of the key people is granted immunity, I expect Christie to skate. He may be done as a..

national contender, but I expect him to cling desparately to the Governor's mansion. IMHO.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:35 PM

8. I think someone will be

granted immunity.....there are just too many people involved

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:37 PM

11. One guy has already asked for it. Bridget Kelly won't budge, she's a loyalist. nt

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:40 PM

14. And she'll pay the price for that loyality n/t

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:28 PM

5. This guy -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_M._Sweeney

A Democrat and previously viewed as an ally of Christie.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:33 PM

6. Looks like a great replacement, but upthread said the Speaker of the Assembly, whom is

this guy: [link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Prieto|. I wonder which, now?

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:38 PM

12. This has previously been discussed on DU

and apparently it is the head of the Senate. DU has some good researchers.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:35 PM

9. Gubernatorial Succession:

The President of the New Jersey Senate will become acting governor should there be a vacancy in both the governor and lieutenant governor positions pending a special election. The current Senate president is Steve Sweeney.

Prior to 2010, New Jersey had no lieutenant governor so Kim Guadagno is the inaugural holder of the office. She was elected in 2009 and re-elected last November as part of Christie's ticket.

Prior to 2010, when the position of governor was vacant, the president of the New Jersey Senate became acting governor. He or she continued to serve as the Senate president and as a state senator while simultaneously serving as acting governor. If he or she were to resign as Senate president, he or she would have also losing the acting governorship as it was an ex officio role.

The constitutional amendment that created the post of lieutenant governor basically put the new post right after the governor in the line of succession but otherwise kept the rest of the line of succession intact.

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