Roberts mum on Andrews replacement

It’s tough to get anything on the record about Rep. Rob Andrews’s replacement from Camden County Democrats.

Sitting in the New Jersey delegation’s front row at the Pepsi Center tonight, Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts (D-Camden) cautioned that the news that Andrews is interviewing with Goldman Sachs still doesn’t mean he’s definitely not running again, despite his own repeated refusal to do so.

“I’m not aware that Congressman Andrews has made a decision.”

If Andrews does decide he wants to run again, Roberts said he still has his unconditional support.

So that means no clue as to when the county committee will name their nominee, or who’s backed by power broker George Norcross III, whose endorsement virtually assures his pick will be ratified by the committee.

While Roberts still insisted that a wealth of candidates existed, he did say that the favorite, Don Norcross – brother of George—would be a “tremendous choice” before adding “We have an abundance of talented office-holders in Camden County who might be interested.”

That statement at least eliminates potential candidates from the other counties in the district. Though Roberts did say that Andrews’s wife, Camille, who currently occupies his ballot spot, will not be the chosen candidate.


Roberts mum on Andrews replacement