Sixteen Democrats are on Norcross’ short list for Andrews House seat

Sixteen Democrats are under consideration for the first district congressional seat that Rob Andrews is vacating to run for the U.S. Senate, including Camille Andrews, the Congressman’s wife, according to a list sent out today by South Jersey Democratic leader George Norcross.

On the official Norcross short list: Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney; South Jersey AFL-CIO President Donald Norcross, Assembly Democratic Executive Director Bill Castner; Democratic strategist Steve Ayscue; the Camden County Democratic Co-Chairman; State Sens. Fred Madden and Dana Redd, the Democratic State Vice Chairwoman; Assemblymen Louis Greenwald, John Burzichelli and Paul Moriarty; Assemblywoman Sandra Love; Camden County Clerk Jim Beach, the Camden County Democratic Co-Chairman; Casino Control Commissioner Linda Kassekert; former State Sen. Raymond Zane, who had switched to the GOP in 2001 after 28 years as a Democratic Senator and has now switched back; Troy Singleton, an aide to Carpenters Union leader Frank Spencer; Burlington County Democratic Chairman Rick Perr, who would move into the district to run; and Andrews, a Dean at Rutgers-Camden Law School.

Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts has declined the chance to run for Andrews’ seat. Sixteen Democrats are on Norcross’ short list for Andrews House seat