Rumors are running rampant that Frank Lautenberg will resign his U.S. Senate seat and that Jon Corzine will resign as governor to go back to the Senate. All this would have to happen before Chris Christie is sworn in as governor on January 19, 2010.
If such a scenario plays out Corzine would face the voters again next November in a special election to retain the Senate seat for the remainder of Lautenberg's term.
What more could the NJ GOP want? Corzine at the top of the ballot two years in a row would be like hitting the lottery.