In LD 25, Carroll running for re-election; Grossi has edge for clerk's seat, say sources
By Max Pizarro | February 5th, 2013 - 2:14pm
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Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) is running for re-election on a ticket with the Buccos, the veteran movement conservative assemblyman told PolitickernJ.com.

Carroll was in the mix to succeed retiring Clerk Joan Bramhall but won’t pursue the job, he said.

Sources say Morris County Freeholder Ann Grossi has the inside track for the clerk’s job, but the Morris County GOP Chairman stressed that Republicans have an open primary in his county and Carroll backed him up.

“We’re not like Democrats who pull a name out of a hat,” said the assemblyman.

State Sen. Tony Bucco (R-25) and his son, Assemblyman Tony Bucco, Jr. (R-25) are poised to file on a ticket with Carroll.

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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