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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 03:38 PM

9. Senator Christie?

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The corruption trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez starts in September, and there's been some talk about what Christie will do if it comes down to having to replace him before his time before January:

RawStory (April 2015): Like...Dick Cheney, who revived his political career by selecting himself as the running mate for eventual President George W. Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) could...choos(e) himself to replace embattled Sen. Bob Menendez, should he step down. Menendez, a Democrat...(who) assumed his seat in the Senate in 2006...is currently facing one count of conspiracy, one count of violating the travel act, seven counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud...

Politico: Gov. Chris Christie's last days in office he may get to exercise enormous influence nationally: Choosing a successor to embattled U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez...if (he) is convicted and the Senate acts quickly to expel him, or if he cuts a plea deal and leaves office even earlier...

As the battle over replacing the Affordable Care Act has made abundantly clear(,) Republicans' slim two-vote majority in the Senate and the fact some GOP incumbents up for reelection in 2018 reside in swing states means every vote is crucial for passing parts of the Trump agenda...


Well, if it's technically and legally possible to nominate himself, why not?

NJ.com: Gov. Chris Christie...was Waterford crystal-clear...on...one thing...

"Believe me: When I say I am never running for public office in New Jersey again? I mean I am never running for public office in New Jersey again. The only job left for me to run for is United States Senate, and let me just say this: I would rather die than be in the United States Senate. Okay? I would be bored to death. Can you imagine me bangin' around that chamber with 99 other people? Asking for a motion on the amendment in the subcommittee? Forget it. It would be over, everybody. You'd watch me just walk out and walk right into the Potomac River and drown. That'd be it."


Not even temporarily enough to get President Trump back by voting against him?


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