A self-professed Republican grassroots organizer today started a website trying to generate interest in a 2012 U.S. Senate candidacy for Fox News personality Judge Andrew Napolitano.
“As the national political maneuvering for a nominee to oppose President Obama in 2012 slowly gains momentum, many in New Jersey are looking not only at changing the direction we are currently headed in by replacing one leader for another in the White House,” said Anthony Del Pellegrino, the creator of DraftNapolitano.wordpress.com.
“They are also looking to help turn this nation around by replacing one of the individuals who represents our state in the U.S. Senate,” the activist added. “And the man they seek to do that with is Judge Andrew Napolitano.”
Born in Newark, Princeton educated, Napolitano is a former superior court judge, author and Fox News analyst.
Del Pellegrino called his effort to recruit Napolitano “a manifestation disatisfaction with a political process that has become controlled by career politicians.”
In 2009, Del Pellegrino tried unsuccessfully to get state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) on the Gov. Chris Christie ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor.
Currently, only Bergen attorney Ian Linker is the formally announced Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
The former state director for the Mitt Romney for President Campaign and an inner sanctum ally of Gov. Chris Christie’s, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13); and movement conservative 2008 Ron Paul-backer state Sen. Mike Doherty (R-23) appear to be on a collision course for the GOP nomination.