The Bagger name-drop

In his debate with GOP challenger Jon Runyan tonight, U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) invoked the name of former state Sen. Richard Bagger, with whom former Senator Adler co-authored successful legislation to ban smoking in public places.

Bagger is now chief of staff for Gov. Chris Christie.

Positioning himself as a centrist in the 3rd Congressional District race, Adler name-dropped Bagger as evidence of his ability work constructively across-the-aisle. The Bagger name-drop