Officially, Christie taps Webber to head state GOP

Christopher Christie, the Republican nominee for Governor, today announced that Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) is his choice to become the Republican State Chairman.

"With unemployment rising, taxes increasing and spending through the roof, taxpayers know Jon Corzine's abysmal record and failed policies," said Christie. "With Jay's help, I will continue to be straight with New Jerseyans about the tough decisions it's going to take to fix our broken economy and provide real relief to hard-working families."

Webber, a 37-year-old former political operative serving his first term in the State Assembly, is one of the Legislature's most conservative members.

"I am honored to help lead Chris Christie and the rest of the ticket to victory this November. I am confident we'll have success up and down the ticket this November by focusing on common-sense solutions to lower taxes, cut spending and bring jobs back to New Jersey," Webber said. "I am excited to stand with Chris and join him in the fight to bring our state back from the fiscal mess created by Governors McGreevey and Corzine." Officially, Christie taps Webber to head state GOP