Yudin endorses Rumana and Russo

Ata packedmeeting of the county committee tonightin the Franklin Lakes Firehouse, Bergen CountyRepublican Party Chairman Bob Yudin endorsed incumbent District 40 Assemblymen Scott Rumana and David C. Russo.

Earlier today, Yudin told PolitickerNJ.com that prior to Feb. 2nd he would make a decision about whether he would back the incumbents or candidates backed by former chair Peter Murphy, an ally of former Assembly Majority Leader Paul DiGaetano (R-Passaic).

Tonight,Yudin announced that decision in what was a victory for current Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany-Troy Hills), who had feared a primary battle fueled by Yudin's support of candidates other than Rumana and Russo.

Sources tonight said Murphy ally Joe Caruso of Wayne intends to runanyway in spite ofnot having Yudin's support. Yudin endorses Rumana and Russo