In the 8th, it’s Haines vs. Rudder for Senate; Chatzidakis is probably gone

The internal Republican contest to replace State Senator Martha Bark in the eighth district is expected to become a two-man race between Burlington County Clerk Phil Haines and former Medford Mayor Scott Rudder, assuming that Col. Michael Warner, the GOP County Chairman, declines to run. Insiders say that Haines and Rudder are both headed to Trenton, either as a Senator or as an Assemblyman, replacing incumbent Larry Chatzidakis. If Burlington Republicans decide to also dump incumbent Francis Bodine, watch for Freeholder Dawn Addiego to run for the Assembly as well.

In the 8th, it’s Haines vs. Rudder for Senate; Chatzidakis is probably gone