Christie testifying on Corzine budget day?

U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie might testify before a House Judiciary panel next Tuesday – good news for Democrats who are anxious to see the potential 2009 Republican candidate for Governor get grilled for giving John Ashcroft a federal monitor contract worth up to $52 million. But the bad news for Democrats is that the hearing is being held the same day as Governor Jon Corzine’s budget address to the Legislature. Corzine is expected to propose some major budget cuts, and it’s likely that he’ll dominate the news that day.

Christie testifying on Corzine budget day?