Is Jennifer Beck running for Senate or not? PoliticsNJ.com reported yesterday that she has decided to run; party leaders say she has told them of her intention to challenge State Senator Ellen Karcher. But Beck says no final decision has been made. While one strategist suggests that Beck is correct to avoid confirmation of her candidacy since her announcement should come on her own schedule and terms. For now, the question of an epic Karcher vs. Beck battle remains an open question, at least officially.