Look for Kean to stay uncommitted in U.S. Senate race

If Assembly Minority Whip Jon Bramnick gets into the race for the ’08 GOP U.S. Senate nomination, two prominent Union County Republicans could find themselves in a tough spot. Phil Morin was one of four Republican County Chairs listed on Anne Evans Estabrook’s U.S. Senate exploratory committee, and State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., whose family has a longtime alliance with Estabrook (she served on the Board of Directors of Elizabethtown Water, the Kean family utility company), is Bramnick’s running mate and close friend.

And Kean has another potential conflict: he’ll likely be serving in the State Senate next year with another U.S. Senate candidate, Joseph Pennacchio, who would have a vote in the leadership contest between Kean and incumbent Leonard Lance.

Look for Kean to stay uncommitted in U.S. Senate race