Just a few hours after Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) announced his his plan to retire amidst a congressional ethics inquiry, state Sen. Donald Norcross (D), the brother of arguably the most powerful Democratic Party boss in the state, threw his hat in the ring as a likely successor.
"I am running for Congress because South Jersey needs someone who is going to stand up for us in Washington, D.C., as Rob Andrews has done for more than two decades," Norcross said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The Democratic state senator is the brother of one of New Jersey's major party bosses, George Norcross, who Philadelphia magazine described as having "enormous political power." The magazine noted that Norcross was able to escape a criminal investigation in the early 2000s.
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