NJ Politics Digest: Acting Governor Sweeney

Steve Sweeney. File photo.

Senate President Steve Sweeney will get his wish of being governor … but only for a day.

Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are heading to Aspen, Colorado for a Republican Governors Association summer meeting. With both of them out of the state, power will be transferred to Sweeney, a Democrat who plans to be acting governor for at least a day. The last time Sweeney was in charge of New Jersey, he was responding to a 2010 blizzard while Christie was in Disney World and Guadagno was in Mexico.

Normally it’s just Christie who goes to RGA functions. But Guadagno is also attending in hopes of raising some cash for her gubernatorial bid. She needs the money, as state Democrats are far outpacing the GOP in fundraising so far. 

Quote of the Day: “I typically don’t try to blame you all for things that happen, you know, in government. But this one is completely on you.” — Christie to reporters during a long complaint about the press allegedly minimizing New Jersey’s economic recovery over the last year.

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NJ Politics Digest: Acting Governor Sweeney