Former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has picked up another endorsement of a former Governor of New Jersey, although his campaign has not yet made a formal announcement: Christine Todd Whitman contributed $1,100 to Christie's campaign on May 18.
Another Christie contributor is Kenneth Pasternak, the former head of a day trading firm who was exonerated last year after the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that he overcharged Knight Trading Group customers. In early 2002, Pasternak actively explored entering the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to challenge Democrat Robert Torricelli. The SEC investigation began shortly after that. After a fourteen-day trial, a federal judge cleared Pasternak of any wrong doing. Pasternak contributed $3,400 to Christie's campaign on May 14.