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Congressman McCormac? Woodbridge Mayor May Be Considering Congressional Run

John McCormac may be thinking of running for the 6th District seat, says a NJ political website.


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.

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hd 1981 December 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Heaven help the State.
hd 1981 December 28, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Guess he could rent some office space on Main St. Over the Main Tavern he won't have far to fall.
Tom Maras December 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM
If Big Mac goes, and many may wish him well in his political pursuits, outside of Woodbridge, who will be the poster boy for his "Drop-A-Ton", a program he seems to have eschewed, on a personal level. Well, with all the food chains coming to Woodbridge, will the loss of a Big Mac really hurt, especially if the fry go with him..Some might even see his departure as Ton of taxes and wasteful spending off the backs of many in the township. God's speed, John, Nancy Pelosi could use your talents, if she needs to get bonds..
Conni Spellman December 28, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Really? There's no one better?
Irina December 28, 2012 at 04:29 PM
This is good for Woodbridge, HORRIBLE for the state. I think I wanna barf.
OFFICIAL BUSINESS December 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Well the Shannon Rose doesn't want to lose his drink buying binge's, But the Bartenders will be glad he's going, Now they can stop getting hit on by the old lush! Hope he take's the pot factory and the fake a$@ building department with him.
Al McDorman December 29, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Mayor John McCormac's patronage buddy Jim McGreevey is not governor anymore. Mac dwells better in the shadowy government of Woodbridge than he would in the bright lights of congress where it's not so easy to hide things. Outsiders like PolitickerNJ.com wouldn't likely know about all that. Woodbridge Township has nothing on neighboring Edison either, except opacity.

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