A special election to replace late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey can be held this October, a state court has ruled.
Thursday's ruling in favor of Gov. Chris Christie's scheduling puts the special election on the calendar for Oct. 16.
But the ruling could be appealed.
Some Democrats think it should be held on Nov. 5, the day voters head to polls for general elections.
Four Democrats and two Republicans have filed petitions to run to complete Lautenberg's term.
Early polls show Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, as the front runner.
Lautenberg died last week at the age of 89.
We stay unsettled through the first half of Saturday. Cooler air moves in late weekend with a nice stretch of weather beginning Sunday.
There may be some showers around tonight as we stay mostly cloudy and humid. Clouds hang on Saturday with some early rain but it'll turn much cooler and less humid throughout the day. High temperatures will only be in the low to mid 70s.
The sun returns for the second half of the weekend with a breezy and nice Sunday. Temperatures slowly warm next week as we enjoy days of sunshine and pleasant late summer weather.