Mark Alexander

The on-leave Seton Hall law professor was, at first, Barack Obama’s national policy director; late last year, he became the New Jersey State Campaign Director. If Obama winds up as President, he’ll likely be offered an administration post, but right now he’s 12 slots behind Bob Decheine.

"I’m an undertaker by trade, so when I bury somebody, they don’t come back."
—Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato