Former Mercer County sheriff candidate Jim McSorley acknowledged today that he is considering running for assembly in the 14th District.
“I’m thinking about it, to tell you the truth. I haven’t made any decisions one way or the other,” said McSorley, a Hamilton resident and former State Police captain.
The 14th is expected to be one of the prime battleground districts this year, with Republicans specifically targeting freshman Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton), a labor leader. DeAngelo’s running mate, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), is a five-term incumbent.
Although McSorley said in November that he wasn’t likely to run for assembly, he started thinking about it more seriously after being asked to consider running by the Mercer County Republican Executive Committee and Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany).
McSorley ran an aggressive but long-shot campaign last year against Sheriff Kevin Larkin in heavily Democratic Mercer County.
“I did make a joke to those guys that I lost by 36,000. I didn’t win by 36,000,” he said.
Kelly Yaede , a Hamilton Councilwoman and Kelly Ripa look-a-like, is another favorite to run in the district.