Sources: Spadea mulling an LD16 Assembly run

A source close to Bill Spadea says the Princeton resident and political animal is considering pursuing the vacant 16th Legislative District seat.

President of the grassroots GOP political organization Building a New Majority, Spadea, 42, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) in 2004, and served as a surrogate speaker in 2008 for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Over the past three years, Building a New Majority helped train a couple of hundred candidates.

Sources say Spadea would most likely compete against the county organizations in a GOP Primary.

A week after Princeton residents voted in favor of merging the borough and the township, Spadea forces are convinced of their prospective Assembly candidate being able to drive the consolidation argument in a newly forged district.

They didn’t appreciate what they argue was a party deal cut between Hunterdon and Somerset to deliver the late Assemblyman Pete Biondi’s (R-16) seat to a Hunterdon resident, and resented what they anticipate could be a two-county duopoly over the rest of the district. 

Spadea wouldn’t show up at a convention in which the county committees had already decided on Biondi’s successor, a source told

He would run from the outside, banging on doors against the establishment. Sources: Spadea mulling an LD16 Assembly run