In a statement just distributed by New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Wisniewski, he makes clear that he will not make a run for Governor in 2013:
“I am announcing today that I will not seek the 2013 Democratic nomination for New Jersey Governor. The decision has not been an easy one, but after much discussion with supporters, friends and family, I have come to the conclusion that it is not the right time for me to pursue a statewide campaign for full-time public office, and that my obligations to my family and business should take precedence. I will, however, seek to remain in public office by seeking re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly, so that I can continue the fight on behalf of New Jersey’s middle class families and in support of issues I consider important to the future of our state.
So the Chairman says he will seek his Assembly seat again, but his decision doesn’t mean he’s ok with Chris Christie:
I make this decision confident that there are a number of talented New Jersey Democrats capable of mounting a strong challenge to Governor Christie next year and firm in the belief that Democrats are fully capable of recapturing the Governor’s office in 2013. While the incumbent has recently earned praise for his response to Hurricane Sandy, the fact remains that his policies have overwhelmingly favored New Jersey’s wealthy at the expense of struggling families and have not represented the values of the people of our state. As New Jersey Democratic Chairman, I look forward to electing our candidate for Governor and returning a Democratic majority to the General Assembly and Senate in 2013.”
So what will be the next shoe to drop in the 2013 version of musical chair, Governor style?