One potential Christie rival isn’t scared

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's sky-high poll numbers have some Democrats spooked. But not Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who says he's considering a bid against the popular Republican.

“Being involved in state government for 17 years, watching the succession of governors in office, and understanding the problems the state faces, I think I could do a better job,” Wisniewski told PolitickerNJ. 

Wisniewski compared Christie to former president George H. W. Bush (R), who was hugely popular after the first Gulf War. He lost to Bill Clinton (D) the following year. "[F]ortunes change, polls are ephemeral," Wisniewski concluded. 

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is widely considered Democrats' best hope of beating Christie in 2013. If he doesn't run, state Senate President Steve Sweeney is a likely contender. 

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