Beck will challenge Karcher

GOP Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck has decided to run for State Senate against Democratic incumbent Ellen Karcher, setting up one of the premier legislative contests of the 2007 mid-term elections. Beck will give up the Assembly seat she won in 2005 to challenge Karcher, who upset Co-Senate President John Bennett in 2003. Update: Beck says that the announcement of her Senate candidacy is premature. “”I have not yet made a decision or any type of announcement regarding which seat I will be running for in 2007,” she told PoliticsNJ.com. But Senate Republicans say she is running against Karcher.

Beck will challenge Karcher