Supporting Littells, Mayor drops Assembly bid

Tewksbury Mayor Shaun Van Doren has dropped his bid for the GOP Assembly nomination in the 24th district, and has endorsed a slate backed by retiring State Senator Robert Littell: Steve Oroho for Senate, and Alison Littell McHose and Gary Chiusano for State Assembly. Van Doren, viewed as a young politician with promise by Hunterdon County Republicans, needs to tread carefully: he could become the Joe DiBella of Northwest New Jersey. Van Doren has already lost bid for party support for State Assembly (2003) and Freeholder (2006) and can not afford any more defeats.

Supporting Littells, Mayor drops Assembly bid