Sources: Pallone running for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) is running for the U.S. Senate, sources told PolitickerNJ.com.

The veteran Congressman is talking to Democratic Party leaders, and making calls to party members informing them of his intent in advance of the Aug. 13 special primary election.

"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