A source close to recently resigned EPA chief Lisa Jackson said Jackson has no intention of running for governor.
Jackson resigned from the EPA today, a move which set off some minor speculation that she might be setting up for a 2013 challenge to Gov. Chris Christie. But Jackson, who is rumored to be in line for the presidency of Princeton University, has no interest in running for governor, a source told PolitickerNJ.
Jackson is a former state Department of Environmental Protection commissioner and had a brief stint as chief of staff to Gov. Jon Corzine. Insiders believe her intelligence, political saavy and reputation would make her a strong candidate for elected office.
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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile
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