Gov. Chris Christie is nominating his chief of staff to be the state’s next attorney general.
He had a good enough year to earn his first producer nod on the upcoming awards ceremony.
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Tuesday he was surprised by Rick Santorum’s departure from the nomination race and that he has yet to turn to matters such as gathering names of possible running mates.
Chris Christie may not be running for president next year, but most political observers agree New Jersey’s governor will play a major role in deciding which republican does get the nomination.