More than several heads turned in the Senate Republican caucus room yesterday when state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, (R-13), Middletown, huddled with state Sen. Mike Doherty, (R-23), Oxford.
People understood the implications of their quiet conservation.
Having each enjoyed a walkover election on Tuesday night, now their focus was on the next contest: U.S. Senate 2012.
In conferring about the future, the renegade conservative Doherty and Gov. Chris Christie kitchen cabinet member Kyrillos each received the impression the other intends to run for the right to challenge U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, (D-NJ), according to sources.
A day later, news broke that former Highlands Mayor Anna Little, an unsuccessful Tea Party challenger to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone in 2010, is considering a run from the right for the U.S. Senate.
After distancing herself from her 2010 movement conservative benefactor Steve Lonegan and determining to run again for Congress, Little could be seen prominently displayed in the front row of multiple Gov. Chris Christie town hall events over the past year.
Her spokesman, Larry Cirignano, told PolitickerNJ.com this morning that Little is “leaning” toward a U.S. Senate run.
In sync with their confab from yesterday, sources continue to tell PolitickerNJ.com that both Kyrillos and Doherty are ready to go.