A New Jersey politician potentially impacted by Gov. Chris Christie’s public embrace of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, (R-13), Middletown.
A friend of Christie’s for 20 years, Kyrillos served as Romney’s New Jersey campaign director in 2007-2008, and is the establishment GOP’s most likely candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) next year.
“Needless to say I’m uniquely suited to enjoy this moment,” Kyrillos told PolitickerNJ.com. “I think it’s an enormously positive step for Mitt’s campaign and ultimately for the country. This will motivate the Romney Campaign – an effort that many of us believe is good for the country.”
Romney did not say whether Christie’s decision moved Kyrillos any closer to making a decision about his own U.S. Senate run.