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Longtime Donald Trump political adviser and loyalist Roger Stone says he’s betting on South Jersey Democratic Power Broker George Norcross III to ultimately out-duel Governor Phil Murphy.
“My money’s on Norcross,” wrote Stone in a Facebook comment in response to an NJ.com piece about the boss’ effort to testify to the legislature. “straight shooter. Retired from politics many years ago.”
Stone’s fighting a federal indictment that “alleges he took steps to interfere with investigations into the Russian government’s role in the 2016 presidential election.”
Stone once served as senior adviser in New Jersey to both of Kean’s campaigns for governor.
“This was my first major statewide consulting gig on my own, so I virtually lived in New Jersey,” Stone told Matt Katz in a 2016 NJ Spotlight piece.