Allen won’t take herself out of GOP lieutenant governor mix

TRENTON – Happy to be back in the action after being hospitalized for pneumonia, state Sen. Diane Allen (R-Burlington) says now's not the time for a gubernatorial run.

She ran for U.S. Senate once and learned then that failing enormous personal wealth and machine connections – the former out of reach in her case, and the latter tantamount to giving up her independent brand -a statewiderun is a long shot at best.

But she won't take her name out of contention for lieutenant governor.

"I don't think there's anybody who would say, if asked, if it would help the party, thathe or she wouldn't run (for lieutenant governor)," said Allen.

Allen won’t take herself out of GOP lieutenant governor mix