Rumor: Corzine interested in Bank of America job

The rumor in financial circles is that Gov. Jon Corzine could wind up as CEO of Bank of America. Business Week has mentioned it, as did Charlie Gasperino on CNBC today. There is no confirmation or denial from the governor's staff. Bank of America received $45 billion in federal bailout money this year.

Update: Corzine denied that he has met with Bank of America officials regarding their CEO post, and said he's not sure if he'll go back to Wall Street.

"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