Christie says Coniglio conviction is evidence of need for reform

Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie today applauded his former staff on winning six guilty verdits in the corruption trial of former State Sen. Joseph Coniglio (D-Paramus). Christie was the federal prosecutor when Coniglio was indicted in 2008.

"I commend the U.S. Attorney's Office for its continued success in fighting political corruption," said in a statement released by his campaign today. "The result validates the confidence the office had in seeking the indictment in the first place. Senator Coniglio's guilty verdict is just the latest example of why a comprehensive reform plan is so badly needed in Trenton."

"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