South Jersey Apparently Lacks for Smarties

Justin November 12, 2009 0

in 2008, voters in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district elected a Democrat. Apparently, many of them are now having second thoughts about that decision, because experts say Representative Jon Adler is in some trouble come next year.  Unfortunately, the Republican party seems to have a lack of ready made contenders.

And so, into the void steps these guys:

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Here’s a quote from the not retired, but not currently employed, left tackle Jon Runyan:

“I am seriously considering becoming a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Our great country is headed in the wrong direction, and it’s clearer every day that career politicians are incapable of solving the problems we face.

“I am grateful for the tremendous support and encouragement I have received while talking to people throughout South Jersey about running for Congress and I look forward to having more to say on this subject in the weeks ahead.”

Is he qualified? Not if I’m reading this NJ.com report correctly:

The 35-year-old Runyan has not been active in politics. He doesn’t have a record as a campaign contributor in New Jersey or federal elections.

There’s another former athlete who lives in the area and DOES have a history of political activism:

Former Yankees and Mets pitcher Al Leiter, who grew up in the district, was mentioned as a possible candidate after Saxton announced his retirement.

And thats’ what today’s Republican party is left with. A washed out lineman or a washed up pitcher.  Enjoy Garden State voters.

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