Christie is running again, but is the LG?

Chris Christie held a press conference today to talk about Hurricane Recovery and name a ‘storm czar’ (ironic because of how much Republicans have demonized that position) to oversee the efforts.  

But reporters also wanted to ask him about filing for re-election and he was asked about whether he would be running with the Lieutenant Governor again. The Governor said he hadn’t spoken to her about it yet, but planned to in the coming weeks and that he was pleased with her service.

We know that Christie has filed, but do you think he could replace the LG on his ticket and if so, who would he choose? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Comments (4)

  1. Jeff Gardner

    If the LG position was elected separately, it would make for much more interesting choices.

  2. A.V. El-Hepta

    Republicans: Chris Christie/Diane Allen

    Democrats: Cory Booker/Barbara Buono

  3. Bertin Lefkovic

    Democrats:  Chris Christie/Steve Sweeney

    Republicans:  Steven Lonegan/Anna Little

  4. Bertin Lefkovic

    That is all that our state needs.  Another statewide election, requiring more candidates to raise more money, giving the bosses more power than they already have and need.  

    More elections does not necessarily make our state more democratic.  Only more democracy makes our state more democratic.  In hindsight, I am not sure that the LG position is even necessary.  Dick Codey and Donald DiFrancesco were very good and decent Acting Governors respectively.  Both were much better than David Paterson, because as Senate President, they were well-established and substantial electeds in their own right.  Paterson was a back-bencher before he was LG.

    Christie was a relatively strong candidate, so he was able to pick a relatively weak LG, while Corzine was a relatively weak candidate, so he needed a much stronger LG in our beloved Loretta Weinberg, but that is probably the exception that proves the rule.

    Because Christie knows that he might resign to run for President in 2016, he is going to have to replace Kim Guadagno with someone who can not only replace him, but be a legitimate gubernatorial candidate in 2016.  If he runs for re-election as a Republican, I predict that he replaces Guadagno with Jen Beck.  If he runs for re-election as a Democrat, I predict that Steve Sweeney is his LG.


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