'Apprentice' Winner: Would Consider lt. Gov. Gig

By: AP
By: AP

TRENTON, N.J. – Reality TV star Randal Pinkett says he'll consider running for lieutenant governor in New Jersey if — and when — an offer is made.

The season 4 "Apprentice" winner tells The Associated Press he's met with Gov. Jon Corzine, but the governor has not asked him to be his running mate.

Pinkett is an African-American businessman who co-chaired Newark Mayor Cory Booker's transition team.

Corzine reportedly backed off Pinkett after the choice received negative reaction from some Democrats and newspaper editorial pages.

Corzine must make his lieutenant governor selection by Monday.

Republican Chris Christie has picked Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAHN'-oh) as his running mate.


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