Sweeney won’t run for N.J. governor in 2013

    N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney confirmed today that he will not seek a Democratic gubernatorial bid. He is the latest in a line of high-profile members of his party, including Sen. Richard Codey (D-Essex), who have rejected the notion of a run against popular Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

    Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) is the only major Democratic contender so far.

    Does this clear the decks for Christie’s re-election run? More from Phil Gregpry later today.

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