A former New Jersey mayor intent on making a run for Congress has at least $1 million in his exploratory committee account, sources said.
Former Randolph Township Mayor Tom MacArthur’s CD 3 exploratory committee has $1 million in its account, sources said. The news comes a day after MacArthur confirmed that Gov. Chris Christie’s two-time campaign treasurer, Ron Gravino, is serving as treasurer of his exploratory committee.
MacArthur is a retired chairman and CEO of York Risk Services Group. He is one of several Republican hopefuls interested in seeking their party’s nomination for the seat set to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3).
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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