New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has named state attorney general Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill the US Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg’s death.
It turns out that the petition deadline, under state law, is this coming Monday.
Chris discusses the struggle by a Newtown Square family to obtain a lung transplant for their daughter, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to call a special election to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg, and the appointment of Susan Rice as the next National Security Adviser. He also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg’s death on Monday.
Who to pick as an interim successor? When to hold a special election? And what about Christie’s own political aspirations?
Chris discusses the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and whether Governor Chris Christie will appoint a Republican to fill his seat. He also details a family’s struggle to get a lung transplant for their daughter and why the government should not be involved. He also talks to Rich Zeoli and climate scientist Steve Goreham.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg is praising the Navy for its plans to name a new ship after New Jersey’s capital city.
Next year’s US Senate race in New Jersey could prove entertaining if those now talking about succeeding Frank Lautenberg actually do face off against each other.
The 2014 U.S. Senate race in New Jersey could prove entertaining, if nothing else, if those now talking about succeeding Frank Lautenberg actually do face off against each other. But political observers believe it probably won’t happen.
Chris celebrates President’s Day with Independence Mall Park Ranger Ed Welch and talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup about the confirmation of Chuck Hagel and the scandal surrounding Bob Menendez. He also reviews Saturday Night Live’s parody of Marco Rubio, CNN’s coverage of the stranded cruise liner and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg’s decision not to seek re-election.
The oldest member of the U.S. Senate says he’ll keep working until his term ends in 2015.
Chris discusses Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey’s tesitmony in Congress about assault weapons, John Kerry’s confirmation hearings for Secretary of State, and Katie Couric’s interview with Manti Te’o. He talks to Walt Hunter about the murder of a Center City doctor, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, and Comedian Brian Posehn.
Chris remains skeptical about global warming as today’s drop to the lowest in two years and he is surprised at the commotion surrounding whether or not Beyonce lip synched the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration. He also talks to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about the debt ceiling, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe about making Pennsylvania a right-to-work state, and Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
New Jersey political pollsters are turning their attention to the next U.S. senate race, which is a year and a half away.