July 20th, 2009
11:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Web Report: Chris Christie announces running mate on Twitter

[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.

"I'm proud to announce Sheriff Kim Guadagno as my running mate to #takebackNJ – watch the announcement video at," he wrote on his official campaign Twitter account @ChristieforNJ.

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.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine • New Jersey • Social Networking • Twitter
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