Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NJ Supreme Court to hear challenge to special election

WASHINGTON -- Maybe the special election date isn't quite set in stone just yet.

NJ Supreme Court to hear challenge to special election

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WASHINGTON -- Maybe the special election date isn't quite set in stone just yet.

The New Jersey Supreme Court will take up a Democratic challenge to the Oct. 16 election date set by Gov. Christie, a court spokeswoman confirmed Friday afternoon.

With an Aug. 13 primary, the case will likely be held very quickly.

An appellate court on Thursday ruled against the challenge and said Christie had the authority to set the October election.

This is a developing story. More as it comes in.

Earlier we had a round up of the developments in the first week of the Senate primary.

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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

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