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Trucking Exec Won’t Enter GOP Primary

Jerry Langer was seriously considering a run for Frelinghuysen’s seat.

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Ally Mutnick
March 1, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

Trucking company executive Jerry Langer (R) “has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for” retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s (R) seat. “He says ultimately the timing was not right for him and his family, considering the short runway of the primary campaign.”

“His candidacy had been widely anticipated and he was expected to largely self-fund his campaign. The owner of Jersey City-based Langer Transport, Langer served on former Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) presidential campaign finance committee and played a key role in” former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s (R) 2017 governor campaign.

State Assemblyman Jay Webber (R) and investment banker Antony Ghee (R) are in the race, and ex-Harding Mayor Nicolas Platt (R) is mulling a run. (New Jersey Globe)

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