Bold 2022 Predictions by Irwin Stoolmacher – Trentonian


The following are my bold, off-the-wall don’t bet on them, predictions for 2022

1. With Governor Murphy term-limited, expect the speculation for the 2025 Governor’s race to begin early. On the Republican side, it is foregone conclusion that Jack Ciattarelli, who lost by less than 75,000 votes to Governor Murphy, will be the candidate.  He has already announced his intention to run.

At this juncture, my crystal ball sees four potential candidates on the horizon for the Democrats: outgoing Senate President Steve Sweeney, who lost to a political unknown in November; superstar Rep. Mikie Sherrill who will win re-election easily from the 11th Congressional District; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver. Governor Murphy will be under a lot of pressure from progressives to endorse Sheila Oliver.  My prediction is that Mikie Sherrill wins both the Democratic…

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