N.J. Gov-elect defends lack of racial diversity among his top team

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie says diversity is a factor in selecting his leadership team, but that it will not be the overriding factor.

    Since his nomination of Paula Dow to be Attorney General and the selection of Kim Guadano as Secretary of State, all of Christie’s cabinet choices have been white males.

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie says diversity is a factor in selecting his leadership team, but that it will not be the overriding factor.

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    Since his nomination of Paula Dow to be Attorney General and the selection of Kim Guadano as Secretary of State, all of Christie’s cabinet choices have been white males.

    In response to a reporter’s question about the diversity of his picks, Christie defended his selection process.

    Christie: I’m not going to take a Noak’s ark approach to filling my cabinet. I’m going to look for the best possible people I can find. Diversity are (sic) one of the factors that you consider in doing that but I’m not going to just look at the class picture and decide what’s missing.

    Christie says he’s going to pick the best people he can find. He says the choices will include gender, ethnic, and racial diversity.

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