By PolitickerNJ Staff | December 20th, 2012 - 6:54pm
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TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney reiterated after today’s Senate voting session that he is no hurry to publicly decide whether he will run for governor, or for U.S. Senate, or remain where he is.

When asked whether he thought Newark Mayor Cory Booker – who announced today he would not run for governor – would make a good U.S. Senate candidate, Sweeney said, “There is no certainty on who will be the Senate candidate.’’

Sweeney said through a spokesman earlier today that Booker’s decision not to run will have no bearing on his own future, and that no decision will be made before the end of the year.

Earlier this week, Christie received the endorsement of the Laborers International Union of North America, seen by some as a blow to Sweeney, an ironworker by trade.

Today, when asked about LIUNA’s endorsement of Christie, Sweeney said “I was very disappointed, but not surprised.”

That union is headed up by Ray Pocino, who has developed close ties to Christie.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones

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