The race for U.S. Marshal has no clear favorite, according to Democratic sources familiar with the selection process. The leading candidates are former Mercer County Sheriff Samuel Plumeri, who now heads security at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire. Gov. Jon Corzine is pushing Plumeri, but the recommendation of importance will come from the state’s two Democratic U.S. Senators. Plumeri and McGuire are both actively seeking the post.
The incumbent federal marshal is James Plousis, a Republican who served as Cape May County Sheriff. He’ll be out of a job once Democrats move into the White House.