Greenstein won’t endorse for speaker until after election

Clarifying a release issued yesterday concerning the Middlesex County delegation’s endorsement for Assembly Speaker of Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-South Brunswick) said she hasmade no endorsementin thatemerging contest, and does not intend to endorse anytime soon.

“I’m focused on my election and the governor’s election andI have made it clear thatI wont issue any public endorsement until after the election,” said Greenstein.

In addition to Wisniewski, sources say Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing), Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-Union Township), Assemblyman Lou Greenwald (D-Cherry Hill), Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange), and Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Paulsboro) are all potential candidates for the Speaker’s chair to be vacated at the end of this year by retiring Speaker Joe Roberts (D-Camden).

Duringthe shout-out portion of his speech at the Trump Plaza Casino on Friday night, Gov. Jon Corzine treaded at the edge of the speaker’s sweepstakes when he said, “(State Party Chairman) Joe Cryan has worked harder than anyone I know – other than (former State PartyChair) Bonnie Watson Coleman.”

Greenstein won’t endorse for speaker until after election