Ramapo College Professor Murray Sabrin made it official yesterday. He is running for the GOP nomination to challenge Senator Cory Booker.
Sabrin made his announcement on NJ 101.5’s Dennis and Judy Show yesterday followed by a fundraising appeal to supporters via email.
Sabrin’s announcement is an indication that he received sufficient encouragement from Republican county chairmen and other party leaders over the last two weeks since he announced his interest in challenging Booker that believes he has enough support to win the majority of establishment party lines in the primary. Sabrin told WHDT 9 News, that he would only enter the primary if he had sufficient establishment support to avoid a competitive primary.
As a three time statewide candidate, once for governor as a Libertarian and twice as a Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, Sabrin is the favorite to win the GOP nomination by virtue of the name recognition and relationships built during those earlier races.