Union County Freeholders Won’t Pay For Senate Special Election

UNION COUNTY — Union County’s freeholder board declined to allocate funds for the Oct. 16 special election for U.S. Senate, according to an NJ.com report.

The all-Democrat board did allocate funds for the Aug. 13 primary and passed a resolution calling on Republican Gov. Chris Christie to reconsider his decision to hold a separate special election three weeks before the general election at an estimated cost of $12 million to New Jersey taxpayers.

Many Democrats believe it is fiscally irresponsible to hold two elections in less than a month when they could be combined.

The winner of the Oct. 16 election will serve the remainder of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term, which ends in January 2015.

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