McCain picks Baroni to head N.J. campaign

State Sen. Bill Baroni has been named State Chairman of John McCain’s presidential campaign in New Jersey, and Rick Mroz, a former Chief Counsel to Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, will serve as State Campaign Coordinator. Former Gov. Tom Kean is the Honorary State Chair and former Rep. Dick Zimmer is the Honorary Vice Chair.

McCain’s New Jersey Steering Committee includes: State Sen. Kevin O’Toole, the Essex County GOP Chairman; GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson; former State Sen. Bill Gormley; State Sen. Sean Kean; Assemblymen David Russo and David Rible; Morris County Freeholder John Murphy; Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan; and GOP County Chairmen Keith Davis (Atlantic), and Rick DeMichele (Camden).

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie