NJ-07: Betty Lou hosts possible Kean rival Becchi at Murphy’s budget address

By The Staff
_

Tom Kean Jr. is considered the lead contender for the 2020 NJ-7 Republican nomination.

On Tuesday? One of his party’s veteran North Jersey legislators hosted who might be TK2’s top primary rival at Phil Murphy’s budget FY 2020 address.

_

Rosemary Becchi is a tax attorney and former U.S. Senate Finance Committee counsel. She’s also heading up a 501(c)4 non-profit called  ‘Jersey First’ dedicated to pro-growth, low-tax economic solutions. Becchi sat on the floor during Murphy’s speech as a guest of Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce (R-26) of Parsippany:

_

_

Becchi has yet to commit to the race but is widely viewed as making moves consistent with an early candidacy. One Republican — executive Tom Phillips of Scotch Plains — formally declared a primary candidacy to date.

Competition for the GOP nod could prove fierce. Republicans lost the NJ-07 seat for the first time in a long while last fall when Democrat Tom Malinowski unseated Republican incumbent Leonard Lance, himself a former state legislator.

_

Comments

comments