Chris Christie Appoints Jeff Chiesa to U.S. Senate

Chris Christie. (Photo: Getty)
Chris Christie. (Photo: Getty)

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie tapped state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as the New Jersey’s next U.S. senator.

“It became clear to me that Attorney General Chiesa was the best decision,” Mr. Christie said.

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Chris Christie Calls for October Election to Replace Frank Lautenberg

Chris Christie. (Photo: Getty)
Chris Christie. (Photo: Getty)

Gov. Chris Christie today called for a special election on Oct. 16 to replace U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday at the age of 89.

The October special election means the primary will be held on Aug. 13.

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Andy King Declares His Candidacy to Replace Seabrook in a Special

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Andy King (Photo: Facebook)

Former Councilman Larry Seabrook was convicted of corruption earlier today, and pursuant to the rules governing the City Council, he was instantly removed from office. Just moments ago, Mayor Michael Bloomerg declared the special election’s date to replace Mr. Seabrook will coincide with the 2012 general election on November 6th — but that doesn’t mean candidates aren’t already stepping up.

Andy King, a former labor organizer with 1199SEIU, told us he definitely plans to run in this upcoming special election. Mr. King performed strongly running against Mr. Seabrook in 2009, taking in over 30% of the vote to the incumbent’s 55%, which, combined with his connections to labor, may make him one of the frontrunners for the seat.

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