Opinion: Can Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Regroup Battered Republicans?

Carl Golden Forty-four years ago, Brendan Byrne was elected New Jersey governor, amassing a record plurality of 721,378 votes and, in the process, driving the Republican membership in the General Assembly to a historic low – 14 seats. The partisan divide – 66 Democrats and 14 Republicans – meant the Democratic Party held 83 percent of…