Christie Calls For Special Election To Replace Deceased Sen.

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday announced that the state will hold a special election this year — but not during the November general election — to fill U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg's unexpired term, sparking criticism from Democrats that the governor is looking after his own political interests.

Answering some of the questions surrounding the closely watched successor process, the Republican governor who is seeking a second term this year said a special primary for the Senate seat will take place on Aug. 13, followed...
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