Qarmout to announce GOP candidacy for U.S. Senate

Morris County College sociology Prof. Bader Qarmout of Newton intends to announce his Republican candidacy for the U.S. Senate Monday in Sparta.

“If I have to sum it up in one word it would be love,” said Qarmout, when asked why he’s getting in the race. “Love for democracy, love for the ccountry, and love requires action.”

The fledgling candidate said he wants to be the businessman in the race.

“I’m trying to be the anti-politician,” he told PolitickerNJ.com. “I’m trying to bring business sense.”

Qarmout said he has nothing against establishment Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13), a declared Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

“A wonderful man,” he said of Kyrillos.

His main target is Menendez.

Qarmout to announce GOP candidacy for U.S. Senate