As previously reported, Alex Zdan, a former News 12 New Jersey reporter, is entering the race for the Menendez seat in the Senate. Today, he officially announced his candidacy in a video filmed at the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting his focus on border security and illegal immigration. He highlighted the need to end illegal border crossings, a key theme for Republican candidates. The video shows gaps in the border fence.

After being laid off from News 12 during last year's budget cuts, Alex Zdan has shifted gears from TV journalism. He gained notoriety for his confrontational questioning style, particularly when challenging Governor Phil Murphy during COVID-19 press conferences. Notably, in 2020, he made headlines by telling a disruptive Trump supporter to "buzz off" during a news report.