WEST LONG BRANCH – Majority Leader Lou Greenwald on Tuesday made what he called an “educated guess” on what he believes will happen in the upcoming election for all the major offices.
And it was bad news for his fellow Democrat, gubernatorial candidate Sen. Barbara Buono.
“I think a Democrat wins the U.S. Senate seat, I think a Republican wins the gubernatorial race. I’m not going to tell you who…but I think a Republican will win the gubernatorial race,” Greenwald said.
“I think because of a strong legislative map based on voting outcomes and a state like New Jersey that is a blue state, I think there will be a Democratic Legislature that returns.”
However, he acknowledged that there is a “nuance” now with the special U.S. Senate election.
“But I think if you had to hedge your guesses, that’s what would happen,” he said.
Greenwald made the comments today during a panel discussion on controlling the state’s property taxes at a New Jersey League of Municipalities event at Monmouth University.