Weekly Advance: Week of Dec. 24

TRENTON – Not a creature will be stirring in the Statehouse the last week of December, except, of course, maybe a lot of mice.

The holiday week is sure to slow things to a crawl under the Golden Dome. But, with the news late last week that Newark Mayor Cory Booker will not be going head to head with Gov. Chris Christie in 2013, it’s all but certain that backroom discussions from Democrats across the state will be taking place about finding someone to fill the void.

It’s the calm before the storm.

Sen. Barbara Buono is currently the only challenger to Christie next year, but the chances of her sailing through a primary without an opponent are slim to none.

Democrats interested in taking on the popular Republican governor will now have to scramble to throw their hats in the ring and begin raking in some cash.

So now time will tell, and potential candidates like Senate President Steve Sweeney have said they’ll wait until 2013 to make any announcement. But, New Year’s is right around the corner and the fundraising clock is ticking.

As far as Statehouse affairs go, there’s nothing on the calendar and most signs as of now point to the governor keeping a low profile during the holiday.

But don’t fret, once the new year rolls around, the games most certainly begin and it’s unlikely there will be many dull moments in Trenton and around the state.

 

Monday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Tuesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Nothing scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Nothing scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Wednesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Friday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

 

 

Weekly Advance: Week of Dec. 24