New Jersey’s presidential primary

The 2012 New Jersey presidential primary is scheduled for two years from today, and so far there has been no serious talk of changing the 2007 law that moved the 2008 primary from June to February in an effort to make the state more relevant in the selection of major party presidential nominees.  Democrats, who control both houses of the Legislature, are unlikely to care, assuming that Barack Obama has no formidable opponent for the Democratic nomination.  Republican Gov. Christopher Christie will need to keep GOP leaders out of the presidential game until he decides if or when he picks a horse.  Christie must also determine if he wants to continue New Jersey’s winner-take-all system of picking delegates, something he’s likely to want if he endorses a candidate.

New Jersey’s presidential primary