New Jersey politics are again snagging national headlines: Gov. Chris Christie said this week the state will hold a special election in October to replace Sen. Frank Lautenberg, while high-profile Newark Mayor Cory Booker is pegged as a potential frontrunner for Lautenberg's seat.
Yahoo asked New Jersey voters which prominent Jersey pol -- Christie or Booker -- is their favorite. Here's one resident's choice.
COMMENTARY | Gov. Chris Christie's no-nonsense and straightforward attitude makes him not only likable, but also real.
Christie truly portrays the character of a leader who cares about the well-being of his state and its people. After seeing the manner in which Gov. Christie handled superstorm Sandy's aftermath and its tremendous impact on New Jersey, it was clear that, to him, his state is his No. 1 priority.
Gov. Christie is one of the rare politicians able to cross invisible party lines to create bipartisan relationships. A perfect example: when he humbled himself and worked closely with President Obama to bring aid to Sandy's stricken areas, despite Republican criticism. (Read more: President Obama, Gov. Christie promote Jersey Shore's recovery)
Although Mayor Cory Booker is held in high regard for his accomplishments, he is certainly no Chris Christie, and he seems to arrogantly portray a bigger-than-life persona. Booker may have a bright political future ahead of him, but Christie's time is now.
-- Danny Contreras, 41, Bloomingdale
- Politics & Government
- Chris Christie
- Frank Lautenberg