By Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron
A packed room at the Lincroft Inn in Monmouth County listened as Joe Kyrillos kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign this morning.
Kyrillos’ message: the country has more debt and more joblessness than when Bob Menendez took the Senate seat in 2006, and it’s time to give new leaders a chance.
He presented himself in the mold of a Chris Christie Republican, in a speech full of Republican boilerplate language — lower taxes, reduced spending, less regulation.
Campaign advisors predict Kyrillos will have little problem raising the 6 or 7 million dollars they estimate is needed to mount a credible challenge against a well-funded incumbent.
Kyrillos is taking the message to Burlington County this afternoon to reach the South Jersey media market.