Woodbridge's 'Mayor for Life' may be moving on up to a Congressional job.
Mayor John McCormac is one of several Middlesex County politicians that PolitickerNJ.com pointed out as possible nominees for the 6th Congressional District.
Woodbridge, which had formerly been split between two congressional districts by the fine art of gerrymandering, will be reunited into one district come January. That melding came about because of the most recent census redistricting.
McCormac, who has said he will be "mayor for life" in Woodbridge, was the first in the list of county politicians PolitickerNJ put up as possible candidates for the seat, now held by Congressman Frank Pallone.
McCormac could not be reached for comment.
Pallone himself is pondering a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Frank Launtenberg, who at age 88 is the oldest member of that body. Lautenberg, who had retired in 2000 after serving as senator since 1982, was dragged back into the Senate when former Senator Bob Torricelli resigned under a corruption scandal.
Just this past week, Newark Mayor Cory Booker - widely expected to run against Governor Chris Christie in 2013 - said he is thinking of a run for Lautenberg's seat.
Of the Middlesex County politicians listed as possible congressional candidates, McCormac is "said to have an interest in Congress," PolitickerNJ reports.
Other potential rivals for the seat - all of whom are Democrats - include State Senator Joe Vitale, who represents Woodbridge and has his offices on Main Street; the mayor of neighboring Carteret, Dan Reiman; Wilda Diaz, mayor of Perth Amboy, another contiguous municipality to Woodbridge; and Assemblyman John Wisniewski of Sayreville, who also serves as NJ Democratic Chairman.