Having already been through mulling mode last year and concluded they wouldn’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2008, State Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex) and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union) both said today they would not likely change their decisions.
O’Toole flatly rejected the idea of his own run at this time, but said he would be happy if his colleague and friend, Sen. Bill Baroni (R-Morris), entered the U.S. Senate race.
"It’s family," O’Toole gave as the reason for his own decision not to run. "It’s the same reason I gave the national folks. I want to watch my ten and eight year olds grow up."Read More >
Burlington County Republican Chairman Bill Layton said he was disappointed in the news that Anne Evans Estabrook would be suspending her U.S. Senate bid today, and anticipates his organization throwing its support behind state Sen. Joseph Pennacchio (R-Morris).
"My guess is Joe Pennacchio will be the endorsed candidate barring an unforseen circumstance," Layton said.
The county GOP chairman wished Estabrook well, and expressed concern for her health.
"She called me from the hospital last night," said Layton, whose organization had endorsed the Spring Lake businesswoman at its convention after the steering committee recommended her over Pennacchio by a vote of 3-2.Read More >
Anne Evans Estabrook says she suffered a mini-stroke on Monday morning that has forced her to end her bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.
“On Monday morning, at approximately 7:45 AM, I noticed in the mirror that the left side of my face was drooping slightly and that I was losing control of my left arm,” Estabrook said. “After several hours of testing, the doctors confirmed that I had suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mini-stroke.”
Estabrook says she has not suffered any long term damage, but “the bad news is that once the condition presents itself, there is a high likelihood it could happen again.”Read More >
The two Port Authority officials who resigned in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy have hired outside counsel, according to reports.Read More >
Bergen GOP Rivals Donovan and Yudin declare peace pact for 2014 campaignHACKENSACK - On a snowy day in Bergen County's capital, Hackensack still did not freeze over. But for many political observers of Bergen's strife-torn Republican Party, Hell did.Longtime GOP rivals Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Bergen Republican...
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