Though Senate President Steve Sweeney said there's "nothing wrong" with the only Democrat running for governor so far, he is continuing to recruit another candidate.
Sen. Barbara Buono of Metuchen has announced her candidacy. But Sweeney said he has not ruled out running himself, as he gauges others' interest.
"I'm one of the people that we're looking at," the Gloucester County Democrat told reporters who had gathered Monday to hear Democrats' take on Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State speech, scheduled for Tuesday.
Sweeney and rival Sen. Dick Codey met recently to discuss Codey's interest in running. Codey was acting governor for 14 months after Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned, but didn't run for a full term.
Democrats were left wanting when Newark Mayor Cory Booker abandoned the idea of running.
Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.