Jackson drops in for Pallone fundraiser

Two leading New Jersey Democrats tag-teamed for the Democratic Party ticket tonight. 

Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Lisa Jackson was among those in attendance at a shore fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), a source told PolitickerNJ.com.

Pallone is running for re-election this year against Tea Party Republican Anna Little, a former Highlands mayor, who he beat two years ago.

Both the congressman and Jackson are potential N.J. statewide options for the Democratic Party. A source close to the congressman told PolitickerNJ.com that Pallone is much more likely to run for the U.S. Senate some day, rather than challenge Gov. Chris Christie in 2013. He’s built himself into a position of prominence in the nation’s Capital and is reluctant to try to duplicate that with a Trenton template.

At least one source close to Jackson says she could emerge as a gubernatorial candidate next year if the right situation presents.

Jackson drops in for Pallone fundraiser