The suspense is over. This afternoon Gov. Chris Christie appointed State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg’s death four days ago. Chiesa will be a placeholder because he says he has no intention of running for the office in the special October election.
So began the political chess match. Unwittingly since it was precipitated by the death of longtime Senator Frank Lautenberg.
But I’m sure the scenario was thought out sometime before the Senator’s death.
How would the Senator’s seat be filled...
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce this week who he will appoint to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg. The Governor says he expects whoever he selects to be on the job next week.
He’s not quite ready to announce who he’ll appoint to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg yesterday, but Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a special election for this year. A primary election will be held this August 13 and the special election is set for October 16.
Just a passing thought from the addled mind of "el rey de la noche" on the funeral arrangements for long time Senator Frank Lautenberg, who we learn today, will be buried at Arlington Cemetery as he was the last of the Senators who served this country well in World War 2...
First a word of recognition on the passing of the State’s Senior Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Little did I know but he was the last of the World War Two vets to serve in the Senate; and for that we are eternally grateful for his service...
Their long-running war of words has been well documented, but that doesn’t mean Gov. Chris Christie isn’t saddened by the passing today of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. Christie was supposed to speak this morning about the role of women in government at the Governor’s Conference for Women, but instead he spoke exclusively about Lautenberg. Other New Jersey leaders are responding as well.