Mercer County Clerk Paula Covello said she’s mulling over a run for Congress.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) announced earlier today that he would not seek re-election this year.
“I am certainly considering a run for the position that Rush Holt currently holds in Congress,” Covello said in an email message to PolitickerNJ. “I feel that as a hard-working woman raising two children, I have a true sense of the challenges facing American families. I have been a progressive leader as Mercer County Clerk and brought about much-needed change and major improvement to my office. Consequently, I am weighing this run carefully at present.”