Hurley Exclusive: Will Senator Chris Brown Seek Re-election?
Many times an interview goes in a direction that you just you never saw coming.
This morning (8:35 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) on WPG Talk Radio 95.5 on the “Hurley in the Morning” program, New Jersey State Senator Chris Brown, R-2, made big news.
I posed a basic question that this is Senator Brown’s re-election year and then simply got out of the way.
Senator Brown thoughtfully discussed this topic in specific detail and offered a blockbuster revelation.
Brown may or may not be run for re-election this year.
This would make for a political tidal wave. Brown is currently serving his 10th year in the New Jersey legislature, six in the New Jersey Assembly before becoming the Senator.
Brown believes that elective office should not be a career: rather a rather short stay and “then you go back to the farm and get to work,” said Brown.
Brown is a rare throw back. He is a business owner who actually signs the front of a check and not just the back side of a payroll check.
This mornings interview was definitive in nature, but you shouldn’t take from it that Brown has decided one way or the other at this point.
You can listen to the entire interview, by using our WPG talk radio smart phone app and just click on the Podcast button (from the Home Screen).
It’s available on demand. You can also listen to it right here embedded Into this breaking news report.
It’s clear if you listen to the interview, Brown’s decision could still go either way.
The Democrats are close to arriving at their candidate choice. Should Brown opt not to run, a number of Democrats, who currently have no interest in taking on Brown, will also want to jump into the race.
I strongly believe that if Brown decides not to seek re-election, that a Democrat will win the coveted New Jersey District 2 Senate seat this year.
This seat has been held by Icons such as Frank S. “Hap” Farley, Steven Perskie and William L. Gormley.
Stay tuned, this is going to be a very interesting election year, with the Governor, the entire New Jersey General Assembly and a number of Senate seats are all up for election.