Dems Challenge Christie's Date Choice For Special Election

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate panel cleared legislation Monday to move the state's November general election to an October special election that Gov. Chris Christie planned to fill late U.S. Sen Frank Lautenberg's seat, saying the special election date choice was motivated by Christie's gubernatorial re-election interests.

Christie has announced that a special primary for the seat will happen Aug. 13, followed by a special election on Wed. Oct. 16. But Democrats have accused Christie of arranging the special election so it won't coincide with the general...
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