Leader of bridge probe Wisniewski announces run for governor

New Jersey Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski has announced he is running governor in 2017.



Wisniewski is known for co-chairing the legislative inquiry into the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures and has been a pointed critic of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.



Wisniewski sent an email on Tuesday declaring "I'm running for Governor of New Jersey" and called for policies that work for "everyone in our state."



He joins Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli who have also announced their candidacies to succeed Christie whose term ends in 2018.



An attorney from Sayreville in Middlesex County, Wisniewski served as state Democratic committee chairman in 2010. He also served as Sen. Bernie Sanders New Jersey chairman during the 2016 Democratic primary before backing Hillary Clinton.


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