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Posted: 8/29/2004 11:00:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 11:06:41 AM EST by 95thFoot]
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0823Piscopo-ON.html]Joe Piscopo considering bid for N.J. governor



Joe Piscopo

Associated Press
Aug. 23, 2004 08:24 AM


TRENTON, N.J. - Comedian and New Jersey native Joe Piscopo says he's being urged to make a run for the Statehouse in the wake of Gov. James E. McGreevey's resignation and acknowledgment of a sex scandal.

The actor and one-time "Saturday Night Live" star, who describes himself as a lifelong Democrat, told CNN that "young, very concerned New Jersey citizens" suggested the idea to him.

Piscopo, 53, declined to identify those who approached him, saying Friday that they wished to remain "in the background." He made no reference to whether he would run in a gubernatorial race.

A telephone message left by The Associated Press with Garden State Entertainment, a contact agency listed on Piscopo's Web site, was not returned.

McGreevey stunned the nation with his announcement that he is gay and had an extramarital affair with another man, whom sources in his administration identified as a former aide.

McGreevey said he would resign effective Nov. 15, touching off a tug-of-war between the lame-duck governor and factions on both sides of the political divide who demanded he step down immediately so a special election could be held to replace him.

"I don't mind him on a personal level hanging in until November, because he's got to do what he's got to do," said Piscopo, who counts McGreevey among his friends.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:11:17 AM EST
Danny Vermin as NJ Governor? Sounds right to me.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:15:50 AM EST
His career has been dead for decades. I am sure he is doing this merely out of a sense of public service.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:16:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:17:33 AM EST
from listening to him on Cavuto, he comes across as a fairly conservative democrat.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:28:09 AM EST
Just further proof that politics has become a popularity contest . He already has a recognizable name
so more then half the campaign work is done . His political views are secondary
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:58:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By chrome1:
Just further proof that politics has become a popularity contest . He already has a recognizable name so more then half the campaign work is done . His political views are secondary



correct.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:13:21 PM EST
And he can always shoot more steroids if need be...
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