Union County Republican Reportedly Considering U.S. Senate Run

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

UNION COUNTY – Republican Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is considering a run for U.S. Senate next year, according to PolitickerNJ.com.

Considered a moderate, the Scotch Plains attorney is one of three G.O.P. politicians who could run against U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, though they would face an uphill battle in a state that has not elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since Clifford Case in 1972.

Michael Doherty, considered the most conservative member of the state Senate and an ally of Booker’s 2013 Republican challenger Steve Lonegan, and Assemblyman Jay Webber, could also enter the race next year.

In October’s special election, Booker defeated Lonegan by just 11 percent, making the contest much closer than some pundits predicted.

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