Kean Not Ready to Back a Horse in the 2017 GOP Primary for Governor

From left: Luna, Kean and Oroho.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21) has not yet publicly committed to a candidate for governor in the Republican Primary scrum to succeed Governor Chris Christie.

Kean headed for the door of the hotel when he ran into veteran GOP operative Frank Luna and lingered.

InsiderNJ asked him if he cared to share his pick to sit on the state’s executive throne of power.

“No, I haven’t decided yet,” said Kean.

Kean’s caucus colleague, state Senator Steve Oroho (R-24), was also reticent to commit to anyone.

“We have time to assess the field,” Oroho told InsiderNJ.

The Republican candidates include Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16), businessman Joe Rullo, and Nutley Commissioner Steve L. Rogers. Comedian Joe Piscopo is also feeling out a GOP run for governor.

Ocean County minder Frank Luna, left, with Kean.
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