What If Christie Picks…

Christie’s U.S. Senate Pick Could Profoundly Impact Monmouth County Politics

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

kyrillos stare…Senator Joe Kyillos?

By virtue of his long term friendship with Governor Christie and his campaign for U.S. Senate last year, State Senator Joe Kyrillos is on every Christie mind reader’s short list of possible U.S. Senators to replace the late Frank Lautenberg.

Assuming Kyrillos defeats Leigh-Ann Bellew in the primary today, his move to the U.S. Senate would create a vacancy for the nomination for State Senate in LD 13.  If either Assemblywoman Amy Handlin or Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon move up to the Senate slot, as would be expected, there will be an Assembly nomination vacancy.

Neither Handlin nor O’Scanlon will say if they want the State Senate seat, which probably means they both want it. Even so, I would expect that they would work that out amongst themselves rather than have a convention fight.

A nominating convention for the resulting Assembly vacancy would bring out a wealth of Republican talent.


4 thoughts on “What If Christie Picks…

  1. Once you accept Soros money, I don't trust a thing you say or do! I'm re-registering as an independent after I vote against Christie today!

  2. I still think he should choose Jay Webber from Morris County instead.

  3. Kyrillos would be a terrible choice. Almost as terrible as picking a nudnik like Steve Lonegan(which would be BEYOND asinine). You don't appoint someone who was flatly rejected in last year's election for a Senate seat. Jen Beck is the best possible choice he could make.

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