A Rep. Andrews wife Camille Andrews' (D) primary challenger "issued a press release" 4/10 to "say he plans on being" a "serious challenger." NJ Turnpike-Garden State Parkway Commis./non-profit board member/Bishop David Evans (D) "praised Andrews's husband," who dropped out of the race to challenge Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D). Evans: "I am entering this race not only to expand upon the excellent work that Congressman Andrews has provided for Southern New Jersey citizens over the past 18 years, but to also chart a new comprehensive course in the way we approach common issues affecting our communities throughout Southern New Jersey" (Friedman, PolitickerNJ.com, 4/10).
Meanwhile, Assemb. Paul Moriarty (D) announced that he wouldn't stand for reelection as Mayor of Washington Twp. The announcement "came less than a week after Moriarty's name surfaced as a potential replacement" for Andrews. Moriarty "stressed that he isn't lobbying the party" for the seat. And his name doesn't come up at the top of the contender list. Moriarty: "I always keep everything open. Why limit yourself? Who knows what the future will bring?...I don't have any aspirations. I haven't asked anyone to consider me for congress. But never say never" (Friedman, PolitickerNJ.com, 4/10).
This article appears in the April 11, 2008, edition of House Race Hotline.