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.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie