Legislative leaders to meet to discuss Christie

New Jersey’s Democratic and Republican legislative leaders are coming together over a topic they agree on: They are not standing in Gov. Chris Christie’s shadow.

That at least is the title of a discussion Wednesday at the 99th annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City.

Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney, Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will discuss their politics and policy, as well as their relationships with the governor.

New Jersey’s governor is among the most powerful in the country, with a line-item veto and the ability to appoint his cabinet.

Christie is also considering running for president, heightening his national profile.

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