Retiring state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) this morning released a video in which he explains his reasons for running for governor.
“I’m a fighter,” Lesniak says in the video.
Insiders see the veteran Democrat as a long-shot for governor. On Sunday, former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy dominated the field of contenders, including Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) and attorney Bill Brennan. Lesniak did not get any votes from the county committee.