Congressman Adler was on Fox Philadelphia yesterday and talked about his vote against the health insurance bill, saying for him it’s only about cost and then discussing the potential challenge that could come from Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jon Runyan:
He said he is looking forward to the bill coming back to the House and said he’s hoping they still do more to reign in costs. After talking about healthcare, they moved on to talking about a potential challenge from Jon Runyan.:
“I know Jon, he’s a good guy,” Adler said.
But Adler was blunt about the prospect of Runyan outspending him in an election.
“It is always worrisome when someone has a lot of money and is willing to write a big check to help buy an election,” Adler said.
When asked by Mike Jerrick if Runyan would buy the election, Adler denied meaning that.
“Not buying. He could spend a lot of money. That would be a factor with elections,” he said.
Adler went as far as to compare Runyan to ousted Democratic governor Jon Corzine.
“We’ve seen that in New Jersey in the past, Jon Corzine did it a couple of times.”
PolitickerNJ says that their sources say Runyan has now talked to the chairs of Burlington, Camden and Ocean Counties about his potential run and is meeting with Ocean County Chair George Gilmore today.