New Jersey mayor, NFL consultant won't run for governor

AP News
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 2:02 AM

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey township who moonlights as a kicking consultant for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens has decided against running for governor of the Garden State.

Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown, a Republican, announced Thursday that he's abandoning plans to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie after contemplating a run for his party's nomination for more than a year.

The 49-year-old took serious steps toward launching a campaign, even establishing a super PAC called One Team, One Vision, One Jersey in June

But Brown ultimately decided that a run for governor would take time away from his family and his job with the Ravens, which he's held since 2008.

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Brown says he will soon announce his endorsement for the Republican nomination in the race.