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Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a lot on his mind right now. The rumored 2016 hopeful just made a gamble that could affect everything from the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, to his own political future, after calling for a special election to fill the empty senate seat of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg
"This is about guaranteeing the people of New Jersey a choice and a voice in the process and the representation that they deserve in Washington. Whoever is going to be our next United States senator should be nominated by a primary of the people, and voted on by all the people of the state of New Jersey," Christie said Tuesday.
So it is 'Game On' in New Jersey. CNN contributor and Democratic strategist Van Jones, CNN contributor and Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times joined "The Lead" to talk about the governor's gamble.