Redistricted into a new 12, Assemblyman Sam Thompson (D-13) of Old Bridge wants to pursue a state Senate seat.
"I am indicating my interest in it," Thompson told PolitickerNJ.com. "That is an ongoing discussion right now."
"In this new district that let me keep Old Bridge," said Thompson, who is also chairman of the Middlesex GOP, "we end up with parts of four counties: Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington."
Sources say there are several people interested in the newly forged Senate seat. Also routed into the district is veteran Assemblyman Ronald Dancer of Plumstead, of the current 30th District ticket that was completely shattered. State Sen. Robert Singer (R-30) of Lakewood stays in the 30th - but may face a challenge from state Sen. Sean Kean (R-11) of Wall. Assemblyman Joe Malone of Bordentown is pushed into the 8th and may retire.
Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore and Monmouth County GOP Chairman Joe Oxley sat down for dinner on Sunday night to talk 12 and 30.
There is speculation that Thompson has a leg up on the new 12 in part because Republicans close to the governor want a senatorial courtesy option in heavily Democratic Middlesex.
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