Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno attended last night’s Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) dinner last night and promised to return frequently to campaign for Republican candidates in LD38.
The GOP intends to select its two nominees next month for a face-off with incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Joe Lagana and Tim Eustace.
LD38 is a battleground district, with 36,916 Democrats on paper, compared to 25,390 Republicans and 61,018 unaffiliated voters.
Guadagno is engaged in an ongoing statewide rivalry with Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) – both of them potential 2017 candidates for governor.
The party has specifically tasked Bramnick with getting Republicans elected to the legislature this year, but the party organization-friendly Guadagno’s vow last night to a roomful of Bergen Republican signified her unwillingness to get caught flat-footed on the campaign front.