Few observers expected outgoing Rep. Jon Runyan to endorse Steve Lonegan given their divergent philosophies on the state of the Republican Party and ongoing antagonism between Lonegan and the Burlington GOP, Save Jerseyans, but over the past few weeks, some CD3 watchers wondered why the former Eagles star hadn’t publicly weighed in on the race to replace him in Congress given the competitive nature of the contest.
Well, wonder no longer. Runyan will formally endorse Tom MacArthur tomorrow with exactly three weeks left to go before the June 3rd primary.
The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Burlington County’s Marlton Tavern. Runyan is headlining a fundraiser for MacArthur immediately following the press conference. Lonegan, for his part, will stage a campaign town hall event on the same evening only minutes away in nearby Medford.