Christie could compete with Corzine money if he found a self-funder for Lt. Governor

If Christopher Christie is the Republican nominee for Governor, one option to remain competitive with Gov. Jon Corzine’s bank account would be to pick a running mate who can self-fund their general election campaign.

Possible candidates for that role: bio tech millionaire John Crowley, who has flirted with statewide campaigns over the last two years; Mark Gerson, who runs a successful New York financial services consulting firm where his business partner is conservative activist and former New York gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman; former New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Commissioner Barbara Sobel, whose husband is now the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil; and Joel Schleicher, the Chairman and CEO of Presidio Networked Solution and former Nextel COO.

Christie could compete with Corzine money if he found a self-funder for Lt. Governor