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  •  NJ-GOV (1+ / 0-)
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    Barbara Buono has to announce her running mate by July 28, and everyone's favorite site during the debacle over Chris Christie's appointment of Jeff Chiesa and scheduling of the special election, PolitickerNJ, reports that Buono wants to pick an African-American running mate:

    Sources told PolitickerNJ early on in the process that Buono preferred an African American running mate and conventional wisdom held that she would pick a male to check the "diverse ticket" box.
    The two names mentioned by the article are Montclair Councilman Sean Spiller and Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor. Apparently, State Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly was the leading candidate earlier this month, but withdrew from consideration due to "family concerns."

    In my opinion, this is probably a good move on her part. The potential for the state's first African-American Lieutenant Governor and the state's first African-American United States Senator will probably generate some level of enthusiasm.

    19, FL-07 (school), MD-07 (home). UCF junior, politically ambitious, and vocally liberal. "Still, where'd the lighter fluid come from?"

    by tqycolumbia on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 12:46:53 PM PDT

    •  Why not mention Newark Councilman Rice, Jr.? (0+ / 0-)

      I like him.

      "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

      by KingofSpades on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 01:09:15 PM PDT

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    •  Buono/Minor does not strike me well. (0+ / 0-)

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 01:32:48 PM PDT

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