Tom Kean Jr. Sees Potential For NJ


After yesterday’s session of the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City, Republican Sen. Tom Kean Jr. told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he believes there is incredible potential for New Jersey.

When asked about the election and Senate President Steve Sweeney’s victory over Niki Trunk, who Kean publicly supported, Kean said that the Republicans earned 63,000 more votes statewide and only earned 16 out of 40 seats.

Despite the disagreements between Kean and Sweeney, Kean said, “I think that Steve and I will have a partnership going forward. It’s clear that Steve would rather deal with someone of lesser medal than me, who has fought clearly on important principles on behalf of the state and his party, and I think going forward there are a lot of big issues that we need to work on.”

Kean said that the Republican agenda is to make the state more affordable, make the government more accountable and create more jobs.

“We need to make New Jersey the center for innovation and opportunity now and going forward,” Kean said.

He said that New Jersey needs to out-compete neighboring states and those around the country as well because too many citizens are being lost to other states. Over the last decade, only Michigan and New York have sent more people to New Jersey than have gone to them, Kean said.

“That, over the last decade, is a horrendous record of people who have lost faith in New Jersey. People are again regaining faith in New Jersey because we can create economic jobs with the governor,” Kean said.

According to Kean, 143,000 new jobs have been created and new businesses have been coming to New Jersey and have been growing and expanding here.

“I’m always optimistic. We’ve got a great leader, a great system of government and strong people who are the backbone of the state, who care passionately about their families and the future of the state of New Jersey, and there is incredible potential for incredible opportunity,” Kean said.

  • RealDeal

    Less medal than a spoiled daddy’s little rich kid. Are you kidding me tell this money wasting, self serving, sliver spoon, Tea Bag fool to get a clue. The only time this ZERO has done anything other than wasting party funds on self proclaimed war against the Senate president was when Daddy’s boy thought he would lose his useless minority leadership position


      True that, Jr not only made his party less relevant buy losing ALL of his so called guarantee victories but can’t even get Sweeney to call him back! Maybe Daddy can help u again. Weak & Irrelevant = ZERO. GOOD job JR. GO back to doing nothing passed!

  • New Math lvr

    JR polling data and math don’t add up! Tell Daddy JR u need a tutor to help u pass math class: 0+0= ZERO! Useless.

  • Truth hurts

    Lesser metal? Are you kidding us Jr? The only reason u are there is because u r Daddy’s little boy! Others in your party with “lesser metal” r self made. Get a clue! You & Daddy r irrelevant! Go back to the country club and talk about the “good ol days”!