Kleinhendler files petitions

TRENTON – Corporate lawyer Howard Kleinhendler filed petitions Monday to seek the Democratic Party’s nod to replace U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3) in Congress.

The Manhattan attorney is challenging fellow Democratic Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard for the party’s nomination.

The third Democratic candidate hoping to compete in the CD 3 primary battle, Jack Fanous, announced Monday he was suspending his campaign and backing Belgard for the nomination.

Belgard has Democratic establishment support in Ocean and Burlington counties.

Kleinhendler files petitions