Two interesting scenarios for people who want to over think the race for Congress in the seventh district:
Could millionaire businesswoman Anne Evans Estabrook, a former resident of Summit, switch from the U.S. Senate race to a bid for Congress? Estabrook lives in Spring Lake, where Mike Ferguson lived when he decided to move to Union County in 2000 and run for a suddenly open seat. Estabrook’s consultant is Larry Weitzner – the same strategist who came up with the idea of moving Ferguson north (he was preparing for a rematch of his ’98 race against Frank Pallone) and entering a crowded GOP primary with the biggest campaign budget.
And if carpetbaggers are allowed (Ferguson wasn’t the only one in the 2000 race; Tom Kean, Jr., born and raised in Livingston and living in Massachusetts when the seat opened up in September 1999, moved to Westfield to run for the seat once held by his great-grandfather’s brother), maybe Assemblyman Michael Doherty would run. Doherty lives in Warren County, but he represents Hunterdon – which cast the most votes in the 2006 GOP primary – in the Assembly and is considered one of the most conservative members of the Legislature.