Bucco endorses Webber

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district and has endorsed Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) for the seat. “I’m confident that Jay can and will run the kind of campaign necessary to keep this seat in Republican hands, and ultimately, protect taxpayers from a liberal, big-government approach under Nancy Pelosi," Bucco said. “After thoughtful deliberation about politics and building a winning

Whitman passes on run for Congress

Kate Whitman has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 11th district, as the field for retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's seat continues to narrow. Whitman, a former congressional aide who ran for Congress a decade ago, had explored running in the weeks following Frelinghuysen's retirement announcement.  The daughter of a former governor, she is still considered a  potential candidate in the future. Insiders say that

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