With Gov. Christie on his way out, the comedian and actor Joe Piscopo may be eyeing the big seat in Trenton.
PolitickerNJ reports that the former Saturday Night Live star met with Christie at the Statehouse this week to discuss running for governor in 2017. The pair reportedly met for about a half-hour Thursday.
According to NJ.com, Piscopo appeared at the Republican National Convention in July, and was spotted with New Jersey's delegation. He is a former Democrat, and a source told Politicker that the New Jersey native would run as a Republican, though he is registered as an independent.
Piscopo, 65, previously considered a run for governor in 2004. At the time, he told CNN that he did "love the state enough" to take the job.
No official declaration has been made on Piscopo's part, however. So far, NJ.com wrots, the lone Republican to declare his candidacy is Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli of Somerset County.