Source: Byrne feeling out gubernatorial run

Former Democratic State Party Chairman Tom Byrne, son of former Gov. Brendan Byrne, is interested in running for governor, a source told PolitickerNJ.com.

The principal of Byrne Asset Management of Princeton, Byrne is a former Lehman Brothers salesman with an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a Fordham University law degree.

Byrne has told at least one party chairman of his serious interest in the job, the source said.

"I’m excited as hell about CD 5. We have encouraged Congressman [Steve] Israel to get involved in CD 5."
—Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie