CNN just posted a new article claiming that multiple sources in NJ have confirmed that Menendez will be Corzine’s pick to serve out his remaining Senate term:
“I think it is a good move,” said one Democratic source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He has the statewide infrastructure in place. He has got the money, the fire in the belly — and he will win.”
Personally, I would have preferred the more symbolic pick of Nia Gill, though there have been claims that Corzine wished to avoid a primary battle. However, as pointed out here on bluejersey, Andrews and Menendez have both stated they would run no matter whom Corzine chose, thus guaranteeing a primary. One could argue, that if this were Corzine’s true motive, that ‘annointing’ Menendez and allowing him to build up a Senate record, albeit a short one, would make the primary a lesser battle.
If Menendez is the pick, what are your thoughts?