Pallone hosts Corzine/Gore event for N.J. Dems

Another signal of which Democrat might be leading the U.S. Senate sweepstakes if an open seat were to come up: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) will host a dinner for Gov. Jon Corzine on Friday at the 2009 Democratic State Conference in Atlantic City. Former Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote speaker. Pallone has expanded his universe of Democratic friends as one of the first to criticize then-U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, now the Republican candidate for Governor, for hiring ex-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to a lucrative federal monitor post.

Pallone hosts Corzine/Gore event for N.J. Dems