Sources: Belgard ready to run in CD3

Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, a Democrat, is set to announce her candidacy for Congress, according to sources in Burlington County. 

The Star-Ledger reported this morning that U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3) won’t pursue a third term in Congress.

Runyan was reportedly disgusted with the Tea Party in his caucus and has had enough, according to a source close to the congressman.

An attorney from Edgewater Park, Belgard has quit her job to focus fulltime on the race.

"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.