Codey Wan Kenobi

CodeyWanState Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) wants former Acting Governor Dick Codey to stop Starship Christie from conquering the dark side of Trenton this November.

Lesniak said on facebook:

Codey for Governor?  Christie’s style has vaulted his popularity, but Codey has style also.  Christie’s feisty style has overshadowed his support for Romney and his policies that would cut taxes on the wealthy while putting added burdens on everyone else.  Honk if you like Codey for Governor.  Now that Corey Booker has chosen not to run, Codey is our Obi Wan Kenobi.

Codey, a senator representing parts of Morris and Essex Counties served as governor after Jim McGreevey resigned in 2004.

Codey has yet to declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to challenge Christie.  Recent media reports say that Codey is weighing his options and is 50-50 about running.  State Senator Barbara Buono (Middlesex) is the only announced Democratic candidate so far.

In addition to Codey, Senate President Steve Sweeney(Gloucester) is considering a run.  Our friends at SaveJersey.com report that an unknown organization is conducting a push poll for Sweeney in South Jersey.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Chris Christie, Jim McGreevey, Richard Codey, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Codey Wan Kenobi”

  1. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » If Pallone wants to be a U.S. Senator, he should run for Governor said at 11:05 am on January 7th, 2013:

    […] candidate to thwart a Christie landslide.  Their other options, former Acting Governor Dick Codey (Wan Kenobi) and Senate President Steve “The Kitten” Sweeney are problematic.  Codey could prevent […]

  2. Draco Malfoy said at 7:59 pm on January 7th, 2013:

    Unfortunate sci-fi analogy, there Ray. Obi-wan first critically misjudged the situation in the Republic and allowed the Jedi to be destroyed, and a dictatorship to be established. And not for nothing, he dies at Darth Vader’s hands during his comeback attempt twenty years later. If Codey is Obi-Wan, then the Dems are doomed to destruction and a generation in the desert.

  3. Not so fast said at 11:44 am on January 10th, 2013:

    Codey is from a good county vote-wise and many folks on both sides of the aisle think he did a respectable job after the McGreevey debacles. I think he could run a decent race that may not beat the Gov., but the idea is to see if they hold both majorities in the legislature, which, even with a Christie landslide, many would be very surprised if his coat-tails get the R’s even one house. We are as always on thin voter ice here: we’re majority-blue, period, and likely to remain so.