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State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak didn’t rule out voting for President Donald Trump in next year’s elections Monday night.
“Look, I vote for the best person regardless of party,” Andrzejczak said. “Our nation was founded on Democracy and it’s about who has the best ideas, who’s willing to work with one another, who’s willing to serve and represent all the people, not just one side or another.”
Andrzejczak, a right-of-center Democrat seeking the remainder of Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s term in the State Senate, is running in the conservative first legislative district.
His opponent, Cumberland County GOP Chairman Michael Testa was named as an honorary state chairs of Trump’s New Jersey re-election campaign.
Trump is more popular in the district than Gov. Phil Murphy.
A Stockton University poll released last week put Murphy’s approvals at 31%-40%, while 38% approved and 50% disapproved of how Trump was doing as President.
Though he declined to say whether he was rooting for any Democrat seeking the presidential nod, he did rule out voting for U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the contests two leading progressives.
“Oh god no,” Andrzejczak said. “No, I would not vote for them.”
The state senator declined to say whether he would back Vice President Joe Biden in the general should he win the nomination.
“There’s a lot that has to be hashed out. I’m not throwing my support one nominee, at this point, over another,” Andrzejczak said. “There’s a lot more debates we have to go through. There’s still a long process before we get to that point.”
He also didn’t say whether he would vote for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.
When asked about New Jersey’s junior senator, he simple smiled and said nothing.