Joe Piscopo 'more serious' about NJ governor bid
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Joe Piscopo says he’s now considering a New Jersey gubernatorial run as an independent, rather than as a Republican.

The choice came down to the April 3 registration deadline to file as a Republican in the state’s primary, the 65-year-old “Saturday Night Live” alum told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "I am more serious about this than ever before. We're coming up with initiatives. It's all working out.”

The deadline to declare in the primary as an independent is June 6.


"I'm very, very excited to have an opportunity to help the people of New Jersey. I'm not being coy. I'm very careful and respectful," Piscopo, a radio host, said.

Piscopo, known for his roles as Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis on “SNL,” has long flirted with a potential gubernatorial bid.

He told ITK back in 2015 of this year's New Jersey race: “I know who’s running on the left. I know who’s running on the right. Good guys.”

“I shouldn’t be saying this, but I’m going to tell you anyway: We think we could beat them,” he said at the time.