Pay attention, New Jersey, Joe Piscopo is not joking about running for governor. “I’m seriously looking at it,” he said. Citing the inspiration provided by Donald Trump, Mr. Piscopo is setting his sights on the job now held by Governor Christie. Joe Piscopo would most likely be a Republican candidate, no joke.
As Written by Fox News and reported by the AP:
Joe Piscopo’s Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on Saturday Night Live, has gotten an update.
It’s no longer “New York, New York,” but “NJ, NJ,” the actor, standup comic and potential 2017 Republican candidate for governor is now crooning.
Piscopo performed the updated song — lyrics included “my New York and Philly blues are melting away” — at a recent charity event for the Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey, where his flirtation with running for governor to succeed incumbent Republican Chris Christie when his term ends in 2018 is out in the open.
It’s no joke, he said.
Piscopo, 65, gained fame as a member of the “SNL” cast, impersonating fellow Jersey native Sinatra as well as late-night host Dave Letterman.
He also appeared in films and hosts a political talk radio show in New York and is a spokesman for the Boys and Girls Club.He says he would likely run as a Republican in 2017, but isn’t ruling out jumping in as an independent after the June 6 primary.
“I’m seriously looking at it,” he said, promising to make a decision by January. “I love the people. I love the state. I know what has to be done.”
Piscopo has never campaigned for or held office, but considered running in 2004. What’s different now? He said he feels emboldened by the against-all-odds ….
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