Christie Picks State AG For Deceased Sen. Lautenberg's Seat

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday tapped state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa — who has worked alongside Christie in private practice, a U.S. attorney's office and the statehouse — to fill the seat of deceased U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg until voters select a replacement this October.

Christie's chief counsel before becoming attorney general in January 2012, Chiesa said Thursday that he won't be part of the race to serve the remainder of the Democrat's expired term. The governor stressed that it was Chiesa's decision to...
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