Christie transition team members to assume more specified roles tomorrow

ATLANTIC CITY – The members of Christie's transition team will break into specified groups tomorrow, according to team facilitator and counsel Brian Nelson of Shrewsbury.

"We're going to have a smaller number of groups to examine the issues thanGov.Corzine had four years ago,"Nelson told PolitickerNJ.com.

Proving Gov. Jon Corzine's loss in his hometown doesn't diminish his standing with defeated Democratic governors, Woodbridge Mayor John McCormachuddled in a tight-knit circle of party stalwarts that included former Gov. Jim Florio here in the Atlantic City Convention Center at the 94th annual League of Muncipalities Conference.

Corzine suffered a bellweather gut-wrencher in Woodbridge two weeks ago, ultimately going down to Gov.-elect Chris Christie,11,475 to 9,391.

Christie surfaced in Woodbridge two days later andtriumphantly pounded pavement with the Democratic mayor.

Then McCormac surfaced a few days after that as a member of Christie's transitionteam.

McCormac, state treasurer in the administration of Gov. Richard Codey, will have a transition role in economic development.

Christie transition team members to assume more specified roles tomorrow