Christie's Choice; and New Jersey Primary Day

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about a contentious State Senate race in today's primary, plus what Governor Christie's options are for an empty Senate seat.

→ Update: Christie has announced a special election for October, and will appoint an interim senator soon. More from the WNYC newsroom.


Mike Kelly

Comments [8]


Very sloppy form.

All three incumbents had their names brought up. But, you only mentioned one challengers name and background at all.

The tea party dude and other democrat challenger didn't even have their name mentioned.

I don't know if that was intentional, a lack of knowledge of the issue, partisanship on your part or disregard to the underdog.

Jun. 05 2013 12:33 PM
Amy from Manhattan

There's 1 difference I can think of btwn. the appointments a president makes & those a governor makes: as far as I can think of, a president never appoints anyone to fill an elected position. Well, except for vice president, & you could say that's only indirectly an elected position.

Jun. 04 2013 11:29 AM
RJ from prospect hts bklyn

If he appoints Tom Keane Sr. as a placeholder, he could be "holding" it for TK *Jr.*--giving him more statewide exposure, as inappropriate as that might be.

Jun. 04 2013 11:21 AM
Arthur Aptowitz from Forest Hills, NY

As a Democrat, i'd like him to appoint one. He'll appoint a Republican. why? Its his job. He's a Republican Governor.

Jun. 04 2013 11:15 AM

Kean sr?
yet another old white guy!?

Jun. 04 2013 11:15 AM

would be nice to see Whitman in office just so she could finally receive the scrutiny she deserves for her arrogance and ignorance as EPA head, starting with 9/11.

Jun. 04 2013 11:14 AM

Brian, now you are talking about changing a law. Christie would be an idiot not to make the most of this opportunity.

In fact, surely he has had this plan in place for months.

Jun. 04 2013 11:13 AM
David from Fredericksburg, VA

Should Christie appoint a Democrat? A question that would never occur to you with the parties reversed.

Jun. 04 2013 11:08 AM

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