Consolation prize

Susan Bass Levin left her position as Commissioner of Community Affairs last year to join Jon Corzine’s campaign staff — with the hope of returning to state government in a position of greater power and prestige. Levin, a former Cherry Hill Mayor, had been mentioned for Chief of Staff or Attorney General, although the job she was widely expected to get was Chief Counsel. Instead, Corzine went with an outsider, Assistant United States Attorney Stuart Rabner, leaving Levin to actively pursue private sector opportunites. Her return to Community Affairs represents a lateral move, at least in terms of her job title.

Consolation prize