Perth Amboy Councilman considers primary challenge to Corzine

There is some speculation that Perth Amboy Councilman Kenneth Balut is mulling a challenge to Jon Corzine in the June Democratic gubernatorial primary. Balut, a longtime rival of Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas, was elected to the Council last year on a slate headed by Wilda Diaz, who ousted Vas by a wide margin. He is a former PBA President and state PBA Delegate.

If Balut runs, Corzine would become the first incumbent Governor to face a primary challenge since Brendan Byrne faced ten Democrats in 1977.

Perth Amboy Councilman considers primary challenge to Corzine