TRENTON – It’s a personal decision, not politics, says former governor Dick Codey on his decision not to enter into a race to challenge Gov. Chris Christie.
“I told [Senate President] Steve Sweeney when I met with him that it’s going to be hard for me to walk away for a year from a business you have your name on,” Codey said by phone Friday, referring to the recent purchase of a second funeral home.
“It was a personal decision as opposed to a decision based on politics,” he said.
Codey told PolitickerNJ Sweeney “showed himself to be a good leader” throughout the process but stopped short of speculating whether the Senate president would enter the race.
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