Sources: Holt will run for US Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) told three Democratic Party county chairs that he plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat.

The Central Jersey resident from Hopewell has a reputation as a dogged campaigner.

Holt’s entrance into the August Democratic Primary sets up a three-way race among Holt, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.