Joe Piscopo edges closer to NJ governor run
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Joe Piscopo may be getting closer to making a run for New Jersey governor.

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The “Saturday Night Live” alum met with the Garden State’s current GOP governor, Chris Christie, on Thursday at the Statehouse, according to the New York Observer. The newspaper writes that Piscopo is “feeling out a run for governor next year.”

It was almost exactly a year ago that the comedian, known for his roles as Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis on “SNL,” told ITK he was considering a gubernatorial bid.

“I know who’s running on the left. I know who’s running on the right. Good guys,” Piscopo said last November. “I shouldn’t be saying this, but I’m going to tell you anyway: We think we could beat them.”

While the Observer cites sources saying Piscopo, now a radio host, would run as a Republican, last year he expressed frustration with both political parties.

“I left the party because the Democrats are totally messing it up,” he said at the time. “But listen, the Republicans are no better, don’t get me wrong,” he said, adding he might “go in as an independent.”