The race for Senate: Republican assemblyman declines to run

The race for Senate: Republican assemblyman declines to run (via

TRENTON — State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli said today that he has decided not to run for U.S. Senate, leaving the Republican Party with no elected officials who want to challenge the Democratic incumbent, Cory Booker. Ciattarelli, who briefly considered…

Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races | Tags: , , | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “The race for Senate: Republican assemblyman declines to run”

  1. Another one said at 3:59 pm on February 28th, 2014:

    playing it safe- it’s like birth control for politicians: nobody willing to risk an unplanned loss!

  2. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 6:52 pm on February 28th, 2014:

    Who needs this RINO loser. The RINOs are grasping at straws to stop “Maverick Murray” Sabrin from becoming our next Senator. So who’s next, Andy Unanue? Anne Estabrook? Another shot for Dick Zimmer? Instead of running around the country raising money for RINO Governors, Chris Christie needs to step up and raise money for a real Conservative who will join Rand Paul and Ted Cruz to stop Obamacare and end RINO/Democratic control of the US Senate.

    In the meantime, Rich Pezzullo needs to reconsider running for US Senate and take on Frank Pallone instead.

  3. The Maxster said at 9:04 pm on February 28th, 2014:

    I see Mr. Narcisist, Bayshore Bulldog is back again, full of himself as usual.

    Why don’t you run for office? You seem to know everything.

  4. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 10:34 pm on February 28th, 2014:

    @The Maxster: If Rich Pezzullo won’t take on Frank Pallone, I think Leigh Ann Bellew or Conservative Blogger Gene Hoyas should step up. Hoyas is a widely followed and distinguished blogger, who is also a Tea Party leader and the founder of the American Tea Party Congress. I really think one of these three Patriots I’ve mentioned can be persuaded to run.

  5. Bob English said at 6:45 am on March 1st, 2014:

    Just my two cents but I think Sen. Beck would make a very good candidate for the R’s. Proven track record in winning elections. Appeal to women, independents, younger voters (all areas where the R’s need big-time help to win statewide in NJ) etc.

    Only thing I would add (which someone also mentioned the other day) is forget about running in NJ as the candidate who is going to total repeal the ACA. Romney tried that and lost NJ by 19 points.

  6. The Maxster said at 9:03 am on March 1st, 2014:

    @ Bayshore Bulldog

    Again, I ask, why don’t YOU run. You seem to be an excellent self promoter with your words above.

  7. @ Bob said at 1:26 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    Like the media picking our candidates in 2008 and 2012, we don’t need Democrats like you picking our candidates either.

  8. Bob English said at 1:53 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    @@Bob….Just thought I would offer some friendly advice regarding someone who could run a competitive race since right now the R’s can’t get one single elected officeholder in NJ to run against Booker and the ones who say they will run will not come within 20 points.

  9. Sounds like said at 2:43 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    a name for a radio talk show,or something: “Bob and the Bulldog,”like the old ” Mike and the Mad Dog!”

  10. Hey Bulldog said at 3:58 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    I don’t think Pezzulo is going to switch races after a decisive win in Union County today.

    Did you ask Gene Hoyas yet of he wants to run?

  11. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 9:29 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    @Maxster: I’ve suggested several names that I thought might be persuaded to step up, they would certainly be better candidates than I would. Anna Little, Leigh Ann Bellew, Rich Pezzullo, Gene Hoyas, are all people who are real Conservatives who would defeat Pallone if they had the money and support of all Republicans. Another name I’ll suggest is Dan Peters. He is a solid Conservative who ran a great campaign for Sheriff and would have won if he wasn’t smeared and smudged by RINO operatives. He would be another great candidate.

    @Bob English: Forget about Jen Beck. She’s just another RINO hack, an ultraliberal performing in Republican drag because she lives in a noncompetitive Republican district where she could never be elected as a Democrat.

  12. The Maxster said at 12:54 pm on March 2nd, 2014:

    Bulldog, self infatuation gets you no where.

    Little & Bellew? Two time losers.