State Sen. Jennifer Beck acknowledged meeting with U.S. Attorney Chris Christie over the summer, but denied that they talked about the upcoming gubernatorial race or anything else political.
PolitickerNJ’s inside edge reported last week that the two discussed the prospect of Beck as Christie’s running mate for Lieutenant Governor.
“I talk to him fairly regularly and get together with him once in a while, and obviously we don’t have any conversations about political stuff. It’s about Marlboro and Monmouth County and what’s going on there,” she said.
Beck (R-Red Bank) said that she’s been friends with Christie for 15 years, back whens she was a staffer for Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina and he was a Morris County Freeholder.
“I’ve met with him before too. It’s not unusual. I’ve known him for an awful long time, and he’s a friend,” she said.