Chris Christie Senate Announcement Live (Update – NJ Atty Gen Jeff Chiesa, will not run in election)
Chris Christie just announced that the NJ State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa will be appointed to the Senate pending the Special Election in October.
Chiesa will not run in the primary or general election.
Chiesa said in response to a question on immigration that need to secure borders, but otherwise “these issues are new to me.”
Has been registered Republican since 2000.
(this is the only video currently available — ignore the 20 seconds of children’s commercial at the start)
A prosecutor & Christie loyalist. Next best thing to picking himself. RT @DanFosterNRO: Christie appointed NJ AG Jeff Chiesa
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 6, 2013
Chris Christie says Sen Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) "has chosen not to seek the office of Senate…he will not be a candidate" in 2013
— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) June 6, 2013
Jeff Chiesa made our list of hottest Attorneys General. http://t.co/5Nvpe00rGi
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) June 6, 2013
short of picking a Democrat, could Gov. Christie have chosen a process and a person that would benefit national GOP less?
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 6, 2013
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa has been a great public servant on behalf of NJ; he'll do a great job in the US Senate.
— New Jersey GOP (@NJGOP) June 6, 2013
Christie suggests one reason he picked Oct. special election is worry about court action if he held off until 2014.
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterNRO) June 6, 2013
Chiesa: "I'm a conservative Republican"
— Anthony Campisi (@campisia) June 6, 2013