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Christie Would Choose Menendez’s Replacement

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If the New Jersey senator is unable to finish his term.

If Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey either steps down or is removed from office, Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, will get the chance to choose his replacement.

“If a vacancy shall happen in the representation of this State in the United States senate, it shall be filled at the general election next succeeding the happening thereof, unless such vacancy shall happen within 70 days next preceding such election, in which case it shall be filled by election at the second succeeding general election, unless the governor of this State shall deem it advisable to call a special election therefor, which he is authorized hereby to do,” New Jersey law reads. “The governor of this State may make a temporary appointment of a senator of the United States from this State whenever a vacancy shall occur by reason of any cause other than the expiration of the term; and such appointee shall serve as such senator until a special election or general election shall have been held pursuant to law and the Board of State Canvassers can deliver to his successor a certificate of election.”

One Republican suggested to me that should Senator Menendez step down, Christie would likely appoint Joe Kyrillos, the state senator from New Jersey. Kyrillos ran against Menendez in the November election, but ultimately lost the election by sizable margin.

“Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. began serving New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District in 1988 when he was elected to the General Assembly. After spending two terms in the Assembly he was elected to the Senate where he has served since 1993,” the state senator’s official biography reads.

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  1. Claudia

    February 1st, 2013

    Let’s hope that if Krispy does have to replace the pervert, that he picks a Republican less RINO than himself.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 1st, 2013

    @Claudia — Good luck with that.

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 1st, 2013

    So Jerry Rivers is out?

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  4. serfer62

    February 1st, 2013

    Maybe not Boobie

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  5. jeckelmyhyde

    February 1st, 2013

    Crispy Kreme is a Rebublican,,,,,,,I’m shocked

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  6. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 1st, 2013

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he ‘carefully selected’ the ‘best man for the job’ and appointed a muslim as he did with his state supreme court selection? Libstains would swoon and just think of the presidential contributions he would receive after CAIR contacted their terrorist groups in the middle east!

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  7. Anonymous

    February 1st, 2013

    Damn straight Creamy is going to use this appointment to bolster his Libtard support. Just watch him pick someone who would really offend conservatives.

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  8. thirdtwin

    February 1st, 2013

    Lautenberg is old enough to be two Senators, so maybe Christie will pick him. Then again, Christie is big enough to be a Governor and a Senator. But then again, Rivera is dumb enough to ask Christie if he’s going to eat that last open seat.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 1st, 2013

    I say we waterboard Creamy until he chooses Bader Qarmout or another Tea Party candidate.

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  10. Carlos The Jackal

    February 1st, 2013

    “Governor Chris Christie, a Republican.”
    Now that’s some funny shit right there…

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  11. KeepHonking ImReloading

    February 1st, 2013

    I’ll bet money he appoints a muslim…

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  12. Eric

    February 1st, 2013

    First, it’s not likely Menendez will need replacing.
    Secondly, Christy knows he has to assign someone from the middle of the road.
    Thirdly, Libs would have Christy in a Blaggo-like corner if it even comes up.

    Back to #1.

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