Melone may run for Mercer County Clerk

Trenton City Councilman Gino Melone is expected to announce next month that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term, and instead is considering a challenge to Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello.  Melone would run as a Republican against Sollami-Covello, a Democrat who unseated Cathy DiCostanzo in 2005.  Republicans have not won a countywide race in a decade – not since DiCostanzo was re-elected in 2000.  Unlike other parts of the state, Jon Corzine actually did better in Mercer in 2009 than he did in 2005.

Melone may run for Mercer County Clerk