Hunterdon County Republican Chairman Henry Kuhl has sat down with all three potential candidates to succeed state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Flemington), but said he won’t make an endorsement yet.
“This is too soon. Some people jump in front. I’m usually a late endorser because I want to see how all candidates running for office are participating, and whether they intend to be in to the end and so forth,” he said.
Assemblyman Michael Doherty (R-Washington Township) and Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow (R-Flemington) are both vying to replace Lance, who will resign in January to move up to Congress. The common wisdom is that Kuhl will support Karrow or at least someone else from Hunterdon County (Freeholder Matt Holt is considering running as well).
“That is the probably thinking, but the announcement just happened,” said Kuhl.