Lewis invites Senate opponent to lunch

    Carl Lewis wants to have lunch with Dawn Marie Addiego. And while it’s probably nice to get such an invitation from an Olympic medalist, Addiego’s camp is proceeding with caution.

    Lewis, who announced his bid for the New Jersey Senate Monday, is Republican Addiego’s Eight District challenger.

    And Addiego’s people aren’t thrilled the invitation came by way of press release. NJ.com published this reponse from her spokesman, Chris Russell: “If he was sincere about meeting Dawn, rather than generating media attention for himself, he wouldn’t have issued this silly press release.”

    So, to lunch or not to lunch?

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