Source: District-mates would back Turner in CD12 if she runs

State Sen. Shirley Turner (D-15) could clear her districtmates in a bid for Congress, a source told PolitickerNJ.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said Assemblyman Reed Gusicora (D-15) has said that he would support Turner if she runs and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) called Turner to suggest she run.

That frees Turner up in LD15 – but still doesn’t indicate how she will handle Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, who is interested in running for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12).

The Mercer candidates face the possibility of state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14) running unchallenged for the seat out of her home county of Middlesex.

UPDATE: Turner won’t run.

Source: District-mates would back Turner in CD12 if she runs