Azzolina for Dasaro?

A deal to switch Democratic Assembly candidates in the 13th district fell through when political newcomer Michael Dasaro rejected an attempt to replace him on their ticket with longtime Republican Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina. Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Roberts, reportedly looking at some poll numbers, wanted the 79-year-old Azzolina, who lost the June GOP primary after a split with party leaders, to run for re-election as a Democrat. Azzolina denies that he is considering another shot against Amy Handlin, the Monmouth Freeholder who defeated him in the primary, saying he spent last week in the hospital. The deadline to change candidates without going to court is 4PM today.

Azzolina for Dasaro?