Bergen’s Talarico in the LD38 mix for 2013

Beaten in back to back Bergen County election cycles, the GOP wants to take advantage of Gov. Chris Christie atop the ticket next year to regain the advantage. The party is especially interested in competing against state Sen. Robert Gordon (D-38).

There are several names circulating as possible challengers.

Former Freeholder John Driscroll, former Assemblyman Guy Talarico, Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove and 2011 Assembly candidate Fernando Alonso.

"It’s not a political environment that’s particularly warm for incumbents, but it looks like Booker has little to be worried about as the campaign season draws to a close."
—Krista Jenkins, poll director and professor of political science, FDU.