Wolfe on CD 3: ‘I’m in’

TRENTON – Assemblyman David Wolfe (R-10) is putting himself in the running for CD 3.

The Assembly’s deputy Republican leader told PolitickerNJ he’s actively pursuing a congressional run and that he’s already reached out to fellow GOP officials about taking the reins following U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan’s departure.

“I’m in,” said Wolfe, adding he’s been “very pleased” with the reception he’s received from fellow Republicans thus far.

“It’s been very good,” he said.

Wolfe explained it will be up to the county Republican chairs and other GOP officials to determine who Republicans will put in place to follow Runyan.

“I’m sure a lot of folks are expressing their interest,” Wolfe said.

PolitickerNJ reported earlier that party members in both CD 3 counties – Ocean and Burlingon – continue to entertain the possibility of backing former Burlington County Freeholder Bruce Garganio, whose membership in the Carpenters Union helps blunt a powerful mostly Democratic Party-branded operation and the professional home of Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7), a rising Democratic Party star in Burlington.

A GOP source told PolitickerNJ.com that part of the concern with Garganio includes the threat of former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan entering the race and coalescing the Tea Party and conservative wing of the party in a Republican Primary.

Wolfe on CD 3: ‘I’m in’