Congressman Rob Andrews told the Star Ledger that he is challenging Senator Frank Lautenberg for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
On the Republican side of the aisle, Politikernj says that State Senator Bill Baroni has endorsed Goya heir Andy Unanue for the Republican nomination.
Politickernj speculates that Barnoni's endorsement is a signal that John Crowley meant it when he said he is not running. There has been a great deal of Republican chatter this week about Crowley getting into the race, despite his announcement that he would not.
I think Baroni's endorsement is a signal that the Republicans are conceding the race to Lautenberg and taking Unanue for all the money they can in the meantime.
If Andrews beats Lautenberg in the primary, there are going to be several Republicans kicking themselves for not competing for the nomination for what will then be an "open seat."