Weinberg watches rival get sworn in

TRENTON State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), who ran for lieutenant governor on former Gov. Jon Corzine’s ticket last year, said that today felt “bittersweet” for her.

“There’s a part of me that has a sense of relief.  I’ve got tough problems. I still have a part to play in trying to solve them, but I won’t be the person who has to come up with the solutions, or among that team that has to come up with the solutions,” she said before watching the swearing in of Gov. Christopher Christie and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. 

Still, Weinberg said that she is optimistic that Christie will work to help pass new ethics reform measures.

“I think I have been a voice for over the last number of years that I’m hoping this new administration will help us get through,” she said.

When asked if she thinks it’s possible for Christie to close the deficit while cutting taxes, Weinberg said she was willing to give him the opportunity to show us how he’s going to do it.” 

Weinberg watches rival get sworn in