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Jon Runyan Plows Downfield


Jon Runyan, the former Philadelphia Eagle and San Diego Charger last seen coming up just short against the New York Jets’ defense in the playoffs, now has an almost clear field for the GOP nomination:

Toms River Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill today says he will not seek Ocean County Republican Council support to run for Congress in the 3rd District.

Hill, a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, who had been pursuing a bid for the GOP nomination for Congress against U.S. Rep. John Adler.

In a press release, he said he has decided to withdraw and support San Diego Charger’s offensive lineman Jon Runyan of Mount Laurel.

The only remaining GOP candidate in the primary is Joseph Rullo, a solar-energy company executive.

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