Source: James running for East Orange council seat

Chris James, chief of staff for Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34), is running for an East Orange council seat on the organization ticket, according to an Essex County source.

James is running with mayoral candidate Lester Taylor, law partner of former Gov. Jim Florio.

"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