In New Jersey - Chris Christie or Steve Lonegan???Submitted by LastAmericanStanding on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 17:44
Hey DailyPaulers... the NJ race for governor is brewing already. Steve Lonegan, a former mayor and definite conservative is running again. He ran against Corzine last time but Corzine bought his way into the office with his own money. He's been a rotten governor.
I supported Lonegan in his last bid but a political conservative in this state will die on the vine with the mindset of the typical NJ voter.
Attorney General Chris Christie has thrown his hat in the ring this year. Supposedly, he's a gung-ho, anti-corruption type who cut his teeth on corrupt NJ politicians...which aren't too hard to find. But Christie is a GW Bush appointee. He resigned before Obama took office, a wise move, but little is known about him outside his crime-fighting ability. To me, being a lawyer and a Bush appointee are two strikes, not resume bullet-points.
Does anyone out there have any info on Chris Christie that might help? I wouldn't call him a 'media darling' but he seems to be the man they are swarming around as the 'republican hopeful'.
I'm sticking with Lonegan for now but I'm looking hard at Christie.
I don't want to wind up with a NJ version of Rudy Giuliani....