As of today, State Senator Barbara Buono remains the only official gubernatorial candidate the Democrats have.

Governor's Office, Tim Larsen

Political experts feel at least one Democrat will step up and offer Buono a primary challenge.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney and current Senator and former Governor Dick Codey are both considering a run against Chris Christie. The Governor couldn't care less who his eventual opponent will be.

Asked if he has a preferred opponent, Christie says, "No. I've said this all along. To me I don't think it really matters. At the end of the day if the people of the state believe I've done a good job I believe they'll return me to office and if they come to the conclusion that I haven't then they'll look for an alternative and only at that time assess the alternative whoever that may be."

Congressman Bill Pascrell and Elizabeth mayor, Chris Bollwage are two other Democrats who could be in the gubernatorial mix.

It doesn't matter who his opponent is says the Governor because the voters can simply look at his record and that's what is most important.

Christie explains, "I think they're going to make an evaluation of what kind of Governor have I been? Have I been the kind of Governor I said I was going to be? Have I kept my word? Have I told them the truth? I think if they draw those conclusions I don't think they're going to see any reason to change horses in mid-stream."