By Wally Edge | February 27th, 2009 - 12:22pm
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What about Pat Schuber for Lt. Governor?
Pat Schuber, 61, now a college professor, served as Bergen County Executive, Assemblyman, and Mayor of Bogota between 1972 and 2002.

Gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie dropped a major hint yesterday about his choice of a running mate if he wins the June primary: he said his Lieutenant Governor would chair the “New Jersey Partnership for Action,” leading an agency that will “create an effective infrastructure for economic growth.”  If Christie intends to have his LG play a key role in the state’s economic recovery – not necessarily a bad idea – then it could mean that he does not intend to pick an LG candidate based on geographical, gender, racial, or ideological balance. 

Could former Bergen County Executive William "Pat" Schuber come out of retirement to run for Lt. Governor?  Schuber is a friend of the former U.S. Attorney and of his top advisor, William Palatucci.  And while Schuber has been out of office for seven years -- something that could be turned into a positive -- he is likely to still have a following among independent voters in Bergen County that could be criticial to Christie's general election success.

These days, the names most often mentioned as potential Christie running mates – by his supporters but not by his campaign – include Assembly Minority Whip Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), State Sens. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Middletown) and Diane Allen (R-Edgewater Park), Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-Franklin), and biotech millionaire John Crowley

Christie’s chief rival, Steven Lonegan, has let it be known that he will pick a running mate who matches his own ideology, without regard to any balancing of his ticket.


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“The fact is that they’ve been digging around for eight months now and have found absolutely nothing. Wrap up your work. Do your job." - Gov. Chris Christie

- PolitickerNJ


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