NJ Loves Chris Christie

Plus Johnny Doc's plans, Republican greed, a Ben Franklin Bridge development, and a local coach's 800th career win

Johnny Doc Aide to Run For City Council. And that’s all the Scoop will say about that. [Daily News]

Have PA Republicans Learned Their Lesson? For the second time in a decade, PA Republicans control the Harrisburg house at state redistricting time. In ’01 they got greedy. Will this round be different? For a concise assessment of the situation that didn’t make the Scoop fall asleep, there’s this blog over at the Washington Post.

There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know. In other words, Donald Rumsfeld kicks off his book tour tonight at the Constitution Center. [Newsworks] Tickets are still available.

NJ Loves Chris Christie. To round out today’s Republican news, two new polls show favorable approval ratings for the NJ guv. [CBS 3]

Do Your Grandkids a Favor, Get on the Phillies Season Tickets Waiting List Now. For now, more single-game seats go on sale next week. [Business Journal]

Local Coach Goes for 800th Career Win. This is Philly-born Glenn Robinson’s 40th season heading up the basketball program at Franklin & Marshall. Tonight, Gettysburg is the team to beat for this coaching achievement. [New York Times]

Ben Franklin Bridge Opening. In case you engage in such exercise-y pursuits, the walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge reopened this morning. To be clear, NJ drivers, that’s for bikes and pedestrians only. [Bicycle Coalition]