Jennifer Beck, a freshman State Senator from Monmouth County, is often mentioned as a possible candidate for Lt. Governor in 2009 — most likely with U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, whom she describes as a close friend of 15 years. Beck is a strong campaigner: she unseated an incumbent Assemblyman in 2005 and an incumbent Senator in 2007.
Statewide, her name ID is at 16%. The good news is no one seems to dislike her (except perhaps Dick Codey): she has a 7%-0% favorable rating.