InsiderNJ Radio: Lance Versus Lesniak

Julie Briggs

This week on InsiderNJ Radio’s Julie Briggs Show, former U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) and former state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) consider the presidential candidacy of former Governor Chris Christie, and the implications of Christie’s presence in the GOP Presidential Primary.

They disagree about Christie.

But they agree on Donald Trump.

“I think we should nominate someone who can win in November and that should not be Donald Trump,” says Lance.

“At this time, [Florida Governor Ron] DeSantis doesn’t occupy a strong number two position [beyond frontrunner Trump],” adds Lance, reflecting on his former House colleague’s debate performance last week.

Lance likes former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as a candidate for vice president. But his party’s best candidate for president didn’t stand on that stage last week, according to the former congressman.

“Governor [Glenn] Youngkin [of Virgina], for president and Nikki Haley for vice president,” Lance tells host Julie Briggs.

What about attorney general?

Chris Christie, says Lance.

“I think that would be a dynamite ticket and a ticket I would support wholeheartedly,” he opines.

Lesniak steps in at that point.

“I agree with Lance except the Chris Christie part of it,” says the Elizabeth-based former lawmaker.

As for Christie’s chances to secure the GOP nomination – “Zero,” Lesniak says. “He’s alienated the base. They’re not going to give him the nomination.”

Larry Casha, former Kinnelon councilman, joins the discussion.

“I have to disagree. The percentage is not zero,” says Casha.

Lesniak deadpans: “I said zero. I’ll change that to one percent.”

This show originally aired this past Sunday at its regularly scheduled time on WMTR.

InsiderNJ reporter John Van Vliet also joins the discussion with Briggs and her other guests.

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