New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg’s death on Monday.
Christie says he intends to appoint someone to fill the seat in the meantime, but he didn’t say who.
The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.
That schedule would ensure the Republican governor’s own re-electio