Eristoff faces Senators today

An early test of Gov. Christopher Christie’s fledgling administration comes today his pick for State Treasurer, Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, appears before

An early test of Gov. Christopher Christie’s fledgling administration comes today his pick for State Treasurer, Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing.  Senate Democrat, still a bit rattled by Christie’s budget deficit speech last week, seem prepared to take it out on Eristoff by aggressively questioning him on state budget issues.  This should be interesting, since Eristoff is no rube: a former New York City Councilman, he has held top finance positions under Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Eristoff faces Senators today