Previously on this blog I guessed, or thought out loud, that if there is a GOP primary in LD1, announced candidate, Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa would be the frontrunner. Today, thanks to a press release from Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, it appears Testa is making all the moves necessary to assure he assumes that frontrunner status. The press release follows:
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Endorses Michael Testa For LD-1 Senate
For Immediate Release
Westfield, NJ - Today, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced his support of Michael Testa for Senate in New Jersey's first legislative district.
"South Jersey needs more leaders like Michael Testa," said Leader Kean. "He is a small businessman and community servant with the passion and the credentials to effectively stand up for Cape May and Cumberland Counties.
Kean continued, "Republicans are gaining ground in South Jersey. From Chris Brown's Senate victory in 2017 to Salem County taking back control of their Freeholder board this year, there has been an organized effort to elect leaders who will grow South Jersey's economy. Michael Testa is a top tier recruit to help take the next step in that fight."