November 2, 2005

DOES HE HAVE TO PUT "JR." ON THE BALLOT?:

Kean to campaign for Senate after Nov. 8 (Peter Savodnik, 11/01/05, The Hill)

New Jersey state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. (R) said yesterday that he would begin running in earnest for the Senate seat starting the day after Election Day, which will involve stepping up his fundraising efforts and his public profile. [...]

Kean, the son of the popular former New Jersey governor, is the only Republican in the Senate race for now. The younger Kean, in his second term in the state Senate, didn’t specify what role his father would play in the race.

“I anticipate that he will endorse me at least before the general election,” he said.

Democratic Senate hopefuls have held back from formally jumping into the race. If Corzine wins next week, he will appoint someone to succeed him; that person must run for a full, six-year term next year. If Corzine loses, he could run himself or step down.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2005 10:02 AM
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