Kyrillos Testing The U.S. Senate Waters

By Art Gallagher

State Senator Joe Kyrillos has set up an exploratory committee for a possible U.S. Senate run in 2012 against Robert Menendez or 2014 against Frank Lautenberg, an unnamed source told Politickernj.

An exploratory committee, or “testing the waters fund” may raise and spend over the $5,000 threshold that requires candidate reporting on polling, travel and other activities designed to gauge the level of support for a candidate for federal office, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Kyrillos has yet to respond to a message from MMM to comment on the Politickernj story.

A source with knowledge of Kyrillos’ plans confirmed that Monmouth County’s senior legislator will issue a statement announcing the exploratory committee today.

Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Lautenberg, Joe Kyrillos, Robert Menendez | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Kyrillos Testing The U.S. Senate Waters”

  1. brian said at 10:25 am on June 13th, 2011:

    This guy would lose a debate to a rock.

  2. Freespeaker1976 said at 10:35 am on June 13th, 2011:

    I have to agree with Brian on Kyrillos style; and I was never enamored with him to begin with after a meeting I had with him back in 2005 trying to get some support for a better grass roots system. His feeling was one of top down, no sense doing something till a “white knight” emerges, just sit on the side line while Rome burns.

    Yet, I fall prey to that desire to beat Menendez and failing to see any strong conservative challenger out there that could win in this state; I wonder if we have to “accept” a Kyrillos.

    Am I just getting to cynical or is it age? 🙁

  3. brian said at 10:49 am on June 13th, 2011:

    “compromise” and “acceptance” is how we got to the edge of the cliff—I, for one, am done with squishy ,big-government pretenders.