Allen to run again in LD 7

Veteran Burlington County Republican state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7), Edgewater, wants another term in the Legislature.

“I’m definitely running again,” Allen told PolitickerNJ.com.

The senator consistently fights off Democratic challengers to her seat but has yet to put together a legislative ticket with sufficient coattails to successfully carry her running mates across the finish line.

A former television anchor, Allen first won an Assembly seat in 1995, and has served as a senator since 1998.

The senator’s decision to pursue re-election comes as no surprise.

"He evolves like any other politician who knows how to flip a foe into a friend when necessary. He’ll do whatever it takes to survive."
—Bergen Record columnist Charles Stile, on Gov. Christie's sudden embrace of the way unemployment data is collected