News of veteran state Senator Joe Kyrillos’s decision to decline a run at reelection in 2017 is going to keep NJ GOP circles buzzing this week, Save Jerseyans, and it’s also going to highlight some of the fissures in state Republican politics.
It began on Tuesday night in the immediate aftermath of Kyrillos’s announcement.
NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea, who usually enjoys a close relationship with regular guest Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, found himself sparring with Chris Christie’s #2 on Twitter:
— Kim Guadagno (@KimGuadagnoNJ) October 26, 2016
— Bill Spadea (@BillSpadea) October 26, 2016
Guadagno is considered front runner for the 2017 New Jersey Republican gubernatorial nomination. If she wins, she’ll be the one responsible for bridging the post-Christie divide between establishment Republicans like Joe Kyrillos who supported the gas tax increase and those who want to move the party in a radically different direction.