Allen won’t run for Runyan’s Congressional seat

State Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) of Edgewater Park won’t run for Congress, she told

“I have just asked the people of my district to send me back to the Senate because that’s what I want to do,” said Allen. 

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (D-3) this morning confirmed his decision not to seek re-election to a third term after the Star-Ledger reported that he was done.

"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.