Is Samerjan out? Is Kingston in?

Senate Minority Leader-designate Thomas Kean, Jr. is expected to fire John Samerjan as Executive Director of the Senate Republican office. Samerjan, who served as Press Secretary for Governor Thomas Kean’s 1985 re-election campaign, was hired by John Bennett and has held the post during Leonard Lance’s four years as Minority Leader.

There is considerable speculation that John Kingston, now the Assembly Republican Research Director, is the leading candidate to replace Samerjan.

Is Samerjan out? Is Kingston in?