[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/20/art.christietwitter.cnn.jpg caption= " The official Twitter account of New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie: @ChristieforNJ."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - In an act that might now be considered mainstream, New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie announced his running mate on Twitter this morning.
Christie's message, known in social media networking as a "tweet," was followed by a formal press release emailed by his campaign.
Guadagno is currently the Monmouth County Sheriff. According to her web site she oversees a 695 member, $65 million agency encompassing a law enforcement division, a 1,328 bed maximum security correctional facility, a youth detention center and a police communications/ 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center. Before holding this office, she was a former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
Christie opponent and current New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has yet to name is running mate.
Twitter note: Corzine's Twitter account has 1,373 followers and Christie's account has 2,438 followers.