One name floated in Republican to run for U.S. Senate now that Anne Evans Estabrook has dropped out is former baseball star Al Leiter, a New Jersey native.
But Estabrook’s withdrawal was news to Leiter, who lives in Florida, and her decision won’t change his mind about running.
“I was approached by some folks in Washington in regard to the third district for Mr. Saxton, and as I told them, I was intrigued with the process but I’m not ready,” he said. “I’m interested in many ways and different levels.”
Leiter’s name was floated in autumn to run for both the Senate and the House of Representatives, but he told PolitickerNJ.com back then that he wanted to gain local government experience before making a run for federal office.