Transcript for Chris Christie Deals Out Cory Booker With Senate Special
I wanna do it as quickly as possible -- three weeks before the general election. It's -- there's no political purpose this the political purposes give people -- voice. Chris Christie says he doesn't play political games but he played quite a hand today assuring that he won't have to share a ballot with democratic rival Cory Booker. I have made that decision it -- final. The story begins with the death of new Jersey's five term senator Frank Lautenberg is passing just yesterday -- means the garden state will need a special election to choose a long term replacement. Booker is popular in the state with him on the ballot in November more Democrats would shortly come out to vote. Potentially hurting Christie's margin of victory in the governor's race. Now watch of that back wins a win right. Well maybe not Christie wants a blow out a statement making win leading into his new term a term that could set up presidential run in 2060. Also important the better Chrissie and the Republicans do in November the more control the governor has in the state legislature. The more control Cristi has there the more he can do to add to his presidential -- So for all of you -- -- -- with the governor's race I've got to solve your problem I'm Rick Klein in Washington.
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