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Senate Considering Bill, Possible New Special Election Date

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The State Senate is now considering a bill that would move the November general election to October 16.

Democratic lawmakers say that holding the election to fill the late Frank Lautenberg's U.S. Senate seat would save taxpayers $12 million dollars.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has labled the bill "Dead on Arrival."

Senator Lautenberg died earlier this month.

Governor Christie appointed State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill the post until voters choose a replacement.

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