Number 5: Jack Ciattarelli

Jack Ciattarelli, Assemblyman LD16

Strengths: Like Bramnick, Ciattarelli has a reputation as a very likeable lawmaker. He’s also independently wealthy. It’s not Corzine money, but enough to be taken seriously. Democrats usually leave him alone come election time.

Weaknesses: He’s unknown outside of Somerset County.

Prognosis: Cittarelli’s the comer.

Number 5: Jack Ciattarelli