Christie v. Sweeney

Gov. Chris Christie continued late in the day to try to pry one more Democratic vote off the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of his nominee, Phil Kwon.

But Christie undertook those efforts against long odds, said Republicans are convinced the Democrats on the committee – with the exception of Christie ally state Sen. Brian P. Stack (D-33) – intended to vote down Kwon. 

A source told that Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) had no intention of facilitating passage of Kwon’s troubled nomination.

In fact, said a GOP source, Sweeney appeared to stake out a position in opposition to the governor as he came and went throughout the long, all day session. Christie v. Sweeney