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Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:06 AM

Christie already knows who will replace Lautenberg

Any governor with an 89 yr old senator has a plan.

It will be someone who will help Christie...and someone who can challenge Booker.

It will probably be a black moderate republican...perhaps a woman

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Reply Christie already knows who will replace Lautenberg (Original post)
SoCalDem Jun 2013 OP
PearliePoo2 Jun 2013 #1
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #4
geek tragedy Jun 2013 #2
Chan790 Jun 2013 #3
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #5
TreasonousBastard Jun 2013 #6
karynnj Jun 2013 #7
Chan790 Jun 2013 #8
karynnj Jun 2013 #9
KharmaTrain Jun 2013 #10
Orsino Jun 2013 #11
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #12
KharmaTrain Jun 2013 #15
Orsino Jun 2013 #16
DainBramaged Jun 2013 #13
DonCoquixote Jun 2013 #14

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:22 AM

1. That's what I believe too.

Especially since the senator has been ill. There was ample time for his replacement to be vetted.
RIP Senator Lauhtenberg...the last WWII Vet and "Greatest Generation" in Congress.
(damn...I'm feeling old now)



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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:27 AM

4. I'm an oldie too.. When I was in High School, WWII was still "too recent" to even be covered

much in school.. There was a chapter at the end of the book, but WWI was covered scrupulously

Our teacher got suspended for showing us reels of film his brother sent him from Viet Nam..

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. "black moderate Republican"

 

So, it would be Corey Booker vs . . . Corey Booker?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:27 AM

3. I don't think it matters.

 

Unless I'm misreading this, the longest anybody Christie appoints can serve is through Nov. 2013 at which point they'd have a special election to fulfill the term.

http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/elections/vacancies-in-the-united-states-senate.aspx

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:29 AM

5. Optics matter

and even short-time incumbency sometimes works to their advantage..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:46 AM

6. It worked for Gillibrand here...

she was appointed to replace Hillary, had to run to fill out the term, and then ran again in the regular election.

She is now unbeatable.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:05 AM

7. I read it that it will be 2014

NJ has a (2) after it - here is footnote (2.

"2) If the vacancy occurs before a specified date preceding the regular primary (HI: 60 days; MN: 6 weeks; NJ: 30 days; NY: 59 days; VA: 12 days), the election is held in the following November; if the vacancy occurs within the specified period preceding the regular primary, the vacancy election is held at the second November election after the vacancy occurs."

This vacancy is no 6 weeks before the PRIMARY, so I think the second condition applies. The language there could be clearer.

Incidentally, I like the Hawaii condition 3 that they put in someone of the party of the person who leaves. That honors the intent of the electorate.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:21 AM

8. Now I'm a bit confused.

 

If the vacancy occurs more than 30 days before a primary, the first condition applies. If the vacancy occurs within 30 days of a primary, the second condition applies.

I assumed they meant the primary for that race...if they mean any statewide race primary, that's the gubernatorial primary tomorrow. I don't know. I'm going to wait for someone to tell me the right answer before I presume anything else.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:25 AM

9. I think that is the only scheduled statewide primary this year

I initially was thrown because they don't even discuss AFTER the primary until I realized that in that case - ie had the primary happened last Tuesday - the "next" primary would be the 2014 one.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:35 AM

10. The Smart Move...

...is to avoid being partisan. The late Senator's term expires next year and whomever is selected will probably be a "caretaker" with no ambitions of running for the seat full time. This would make Christie look the "bipartisan" leader he wants to portray. I wouldn't be surprised if he selects a Democrat (is Jon Cornine doing anything for the next 18 months??). This allows the rushpublicans to have a cleaner shot at having someone ride along with Christie's coat tails rather than stirring up any controversy. It also clears the field for Corey Booker who I'm betting is going to run for the seat.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:53 AM

11. How often do Republican govs replace Dem senators with Republicans? n/t

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Response to Orsino (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:56 AM

12. Never?




This is why it MATTERS when blue states have republican governors

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Response to Orsino (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:17 PM

15. Nothing Shows Up On Google...

...and I would suspect a lot has to do with how the state selects a replacement. Some states require an appointment to be approved by the legislature while others give the governor the power to pick who they chose (I think that's how it played out in South Carolina). We live in such partisan times...especially on the state level where there are fewer and fewer divided governments like their is in New Jersey.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:09 PM

16. Yeah. I don't think Christie will, either.

These are the times for Republican overreach, but I don't think he's the crazed partisan to do it.

He'd have the base cheering if he did, however.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:01 PM

13. Living in NJ, Christie will not want to piss off the electorate so close to re-election

it will be a moderate, but next year Booker will be our newly elected Senator.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:01 PM

14. If NJ elects a GOP Senator

Then the state of my birth can kiss my ass. Hello, ask your relatives in Florida what the GOP plans for your state!

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