NJ Democratic chair stepping down in election year
(AP) — The chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee says
he is not seeking re-election to the post this year as his party
struggles to gain traction in the race for governor.
John Wisniewski became the chairman in 2010 just as Republican Gov. Chris Christie was taking office.
His term ends June 13.
the party's candidate for governor picks a new chair during election
years. A spokesman for likely nominee Barbara Buono says she will
announce her choice before the party elects a leader after the June
Wisniewski, who is also a state assemblyman, took the
position after Christie unseated Jon Corzine. Wisniewski has been one of
Christie's most vocal critics and was able to keep control of the
Legislature in 2011 despite the governor's popularity.