Report: Class still in LD22 contest

MyCentralJersey.com reports that Michael Class  – a Republican in District 22 – reconsidered his initial decision to withdraw his challenge of state Sen. Nick Scutari (D-22) and is still a candidate in the race.

PolitickerNJ.com Tuesday mistakenly reported that Class was no longer a candidate based on his letter last month to the Union County clerk in which he said his job would prevent him from serving in the event he won and asked to be removed from the ballot.

The letter arrived to the clerk’s office after the deadline, and so Class remained on the ballot. 

Today, MyCentralJersey.com quoted Class campaign Chairwoman Sandra Spector as saying “that the letter was a misunderstanding and that Class had reconsidered.”

“He was actively seeking a new job and initially he thought there might be a conflict. But it’s all been resolved,” Spector said. “He’s on the ballot and we’re working to get him down to Trenton.”

The news outlet reported that Scutari has $352,000 cash on hand, compared to Class’s $16,000. Report: Class still in LD22 contest