Sources tell PolitickerNJ.com that Gov. Chris Christie will make a decision by Friday about how to proceed in Congressional District 10.
Word is he intends to call for an election to fill the vacant seat for the remainder of this term to run concurrently with the regulalry scheduled June primary election for a two-year term.
So far, Newark Council President Donald Payne, Jr., state Sen. Nia Gill (D-34), and West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice have all declared their intentions to pursue the seat occupied by the late U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10), who died earlier this month.
State statute dictates that Christie must call for a special election to fill the vacancy of a congressperson if the congressional seat vacates with more than six months remaining in the unexpired term.