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Bucco seriously considering House bid

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-Boonton) says he is giving careful consideration to a run for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district, and that his final decision will come "sooner rather than later." Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen announced last week that he would retire after 24 years in the House, setting up a scramble for party and financial support in a fairly short window of time.   Sources say that Bucco,
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Ex-Jets player thinking about run for Congress

Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district, according to a source familiar with the potential candidacy. A group of Republican leaders approached the recently retired 34-year-old Chatham resident about seeking the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, and after a series of discussions, Mangold has agreed to think about it. Mangold could enter the race with
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Langer still considering bid for Congress

Businessman Jerry Langer is moving toward a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 11th district, but has not made a final decision. The trucking company executive and Republican fundraiser says he has received "great encouragement from people at the local and national levels," and is still discussing the possibility of joining the race with his family. "So far so good," Langer said.  "I am very excited
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State GOP leader endorses Webber

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) has won the endorsement of Republican State Committee Vice Chair Lynda Pagliughi in his campaign to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pagliughi called Webber, a former GOP state chairman, “a great person.” Webber also added the backing of Brian Nelson, a former executive director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, former Passaic County Young Republican Chairman Kyle Folbrecht, and Westampton
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GOP field for Frelinghuysen seat

Today marks the one-week anniversary of Rodney Frelinghuysen’s decision to retire from Congress.  Republicans are trying to sort out the field – with new names still entering the mix – but most understand that there’s a point where this all begins to resemble a reality TV show. Some Republican insiders are privately expressing anger toward Frelinghuysen, who left his party with a very short runway between his announcement and the
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GOP businessman urged to seek House seat

A trucking company executive with close ties to former Gov. Chris Christie is being courted to run for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s congressional seat in New Jersey’s 11th district. Jerry Langer, who served on Christie’s presidential campaign finance committee and on his gubernatorial transition team, has been mulling a bid for Congress since Frelinghuysen announced his retirement on Monday. Former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore are