Fred seems to think so.
Fred Driscoll, the dead Governor behind The State of NJ website, says Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the next Governor of NJ.
The scuttlebutt in Trenton is that Corzine will be "Torched" if Chris Christie is the GOP candidate. That is why the Democratic Governors Association is running anti-Christie ads in the GOP primary and why the House Judiciary Committee has called Christie to testify about Deferred Prosecution Agreements two weeks before the GOP primary. These actions are an effort to save Corzine, who the Dems believe can beat Steve Lonegan easily.
Should Christie win the GOP nomination, the Dems will need a new candidate to keep control of Trenton. The candidate will not be Dick Codey. The GOP would love to run against Codey and the Dems know that a Codey-Christie race would be too close for comfort. The same is true of Senator Stephen Sweeney.
Booker has said he is not interested in being Corzine's running mate. He has had some good news coming out of Newark as a result of his adopting Rudy Guiliani's methods of reducing crime. Last week Booker declared that NJ is heading towards bankruptcy and created a contrast between himself and Corzine with his willingness to accept the reality of too much government.
Booker took down Sharp James before Chris Christie did.
Republicans in New Jersey have been counting on low urban voter turnout, because Obama will not be on the ballot. A Booker candidacy could change that.
Booker is the keynote speaker at the 180 Turning Lives Around's Celebrating Success dinner in Asbury Park on Friday night.
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