Joe Piscopo eyes NJ governor run as Republican

Posted by | December 12, 2016 14:23 | Filed under: Politics

Comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo, once a Democrat, now is considering running as a Republican.

t’s no longer “New York, New York,” but “NJ, NJ,” the actor, standup comic and potential 2017 Republican candidate for governor is now crooning.

Piscopo performed the updated song — lyrics included “my New York and Philly blues are melting away” — at a recent charity event for the Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey, where his flirtation with running for governor to succeed incumbent Republican Chris Christie when his term ends in 2018 is out in the open…

He says he would likely run as a Republican in 2017, but isn’t ruling out jumping in as an independent after the June 6 primary.

“I’m seriously looking at it,” he said, promising to make a decision by January. “I love the people. I love the state. I know what has to be done.”

Piscopo has never campaigned for or held office, but considered running in 2004. What’s different now? He said he feels emboldened by the against-all-odds victory of President-elect Donald Trump, whom he spoke for recently at a Florida rally.

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2 responses to Joe Piscopo eyes NJ governor run as Republican

  1. ValianThor December 12th, 2016 at 16:56

    I can envision this scene in the Colmes’ household. ‘You mean to tell me Joe is running for governor, and you don’t think you’re qualified to run for office….any office?’
    (Jocey is tapping foot in apparent indignation)

  2. bpollen December 13th, 2016 at 06:09

    If you are a has-been from the entertainment or sports industry, you too can be elected to high office.

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