Statement of Tom Kean, Jr. that he won’t run for Congress

Senate Minority Leader-designate Tom Kean, Jr. said today that he will not run for Congress in 2008:

“For the last seven years, Congressman Ferguson has been a dedicated public servant who has served the 7th Congressional District with honor and distinction as a strong advocate for a more secure homeland and lower taxes.

“I would like to thank the various party leaders, activists and supporters who have reached out to me and urged me to run for Congress. However, I will not be a candidate for Congressman Ferguson’s seat.

“Eleven days ago the members of the upcoming Senate Republican Caucus unanimously selected me as Leader. I am fully committed to working with them to change the direction of our state, to reform Trenton and to make New Jersey more affordable.

“I look forward to working with the Republican nominee for Congressman Ferguson’s seat with the confidence that our nominee will be victorious in November.

Statement of Tom Kean, Jr. that he won’t run for Congress