Tom Wilson's best chance at keeping his job may be for Brian Levine to win the Republican nomination for Governor. Sources close to the two leading candidates, Christopher Christie and Steven Lonegan, say that Wilson is a goner with no hope of holding on as GOP State Chairman after the June primary. Another candidate, Richard Merkt, called for Wilson's ouster last year. By tradition, the winner of the gubernatorial primary gets to pick the new state party chairman.
Wilson suffered a major defeat today when the state Supreme Court decided not to hear his case to force Gov. Jon Corzine to reveal his personal e-mail communications with CWA leader Carla Katz, his former girlfriend. The Republican State Committee actually spent more money on the e-mail lawsuit last year than they did on the race for Bergen County Freeholder.