Donald Trump says a former winner of his TV reality show would do "fantastically" as New Jersey's lieutenant governor.
Randal Pinkett is among the names being considered by Gov. Jon Corzine as a running mate in the November general election.
Pinkett is a businessman who won season four of NBC's "The Apprentice."
Trump says Pinkett emerged as the leader of a group of intimidating, highly educated competitors by using charm instead of pressure.
Trump tells The Associated Press Pinkett "didn't do it with the stick."
Trump won't say whether he has spoken with Pinkett about the No. 2 job, but adds the Rhodes scholar is a tremendous leader.
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