Weinberg: no official word on LG

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) has not received any official word on Governor Corzine’s selection of a running mate – and that’s about all she’ll say.

“I have made it a point from the very beginning of this not to comment on the process. It is a choice of the Governor. That’s the way the law is set up,” she said. “Have I received any official word? The answer is no.”

Weinberg has been at or near the top of speculators’ short lists for Corzine’s lieutenant governor pick for over a month, but recently seems to have been overtaken by Randal Pinkett, a 38-year-old consultant who won Season 4 of “The Apprentice.”

Democratic sources acknowledge that Pinkett is currently the frontrunner, but that the vetting process is ongoing and that status can easily change.

Corzine spokesman Sean Darcy said that Corzine has not yet selected a running mate

“We’re still vetting candidates. We have arrived at qualified individuals, and no decision has been made,” he said.

Weinberg: no official word on LG