Acting Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco Drops Out of
Governor's Race but support Bob Franks' campaign.
It is official acting Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco, has dropped out of
the race to become governor of New Jersey.
Here are some quotes from his news conference:
- "What's damaging is when I read about my character and my
integrity in a way that is totally not accurate,"
- "At this point in time, the campaign is not for me, not for my
- "I think this is the best decision for me and my family, and
quite frankly, probably for the party,"
- "I've just had it with respect to the campaign,"
- "I don't want anybody to think that this is a tragedy. This is
politics. There is life after politics."
- "For the party, for the people of New Jersey more importantly, I
think Bob Franks is the person I would like to see be
- "I could not really runt his race the way I wanted to on the
issues and still be the governor I wanted to be in 2001,"
- "I've never been in public service for profit in
- "I've never done anything to hurt anybody in anyway. I know that
I've done everything in every way right and proper."