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Candidates for Governor

Candidates for Governor
The ANJRPC and the NRA have decided at this time not to endorse a candidate for governor in the New Jersey Republican primary election. In polls of some of our members, we find that they are divided in their support for candidate for governor. Their choices are all pro-sportsmen and pro-Second Amendment candidates.

We feel that an endorsement at this time is not in our members' best interest, because there is more than one candidate we feel we can support. We would suggest that anyone interested in a candidate's position contact his campaign office and ask for his position on gun rights issues. We hope to be endorsing a candidate in the fall election. We urge everyone to vote in the primary and support pro-Second Amendment candidates at all levels of government.

Candidates for the Republican nomination for governor:

  • Todd Caliguire
    Age: N/A
    Hometown: Ridgewood, Bergen County
    Position: Former Bergen County freeholder 612-0232

  • Paul DiGaetano
    Age: 51
    Hometown: Nutley, Bergen County
    Position: Assemblyman, District 36
    Paul DiGaetano 896-0107

  • Doug Forrester
    Age: 52
    Hometown: West Windsor, Mercer County
    Position: Former West Windsor mayor; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who lost to Democrat Frank Lautenberg in 2002
    Doug Forrester 452-0101

  • Steve Lonegan
    Age: 48
    Hometown: Bogota, Bergen County
    Position: Bogota mayor 836-2026

  • John Murphy
    Age: 45
    Hometown: Morris Township, Morris County
    Position: Morris County freeholder
    John Murphy 267-6004

  • Robert Schroeder
    Age: 44
    Hometown: Washington Township, Bergen County
    Position: Washington Township committeeman 664-7405

  • Bret Schundler
    Age: 46
    Hometown: Jersey City, Hudson County
    Position: Former Jersey City mayor; Republican candidate for governor who lost to Democrat James McGreevey in 2001 379-2738

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