Yesterday’s one-liners included a story about Jets owner Woody Johnson’s leading role raising funds in the tri-state area for Mitt Romney’s Presdential bid. The two men speak five times a week.
We just read the interesting piece by Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, and noticed this interesting nugget buried within: It sounds like Johnson has political aspirations of his own.
“I’m open to looking at it, but I haven’t set my sights on any specific avenue yet,” Johnson said.
Johnson is getting experience in the political arena, spending half of his working time some weeks helping out Romney. He’s also tight with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Mike Duhaime, chief strategist for Christie’s campaign, says Johnson could aim high.
“People openly wonder if he’ll run someday and would support him if he did,” DuHaime said. “Because of his high profile and because he’s so well-known, some think he could immediately run for U.S. Senate.”
The transition to politics should be seamless: Johnson is used to broken campaign promises.