A quick scan of Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports shows politicians from around the state throwing financial support to their favorite candidates in the 12th Congressional District contest.
Below, find some of the names of those out-of-district and out-of-county players in the developing June 3rd Democratic Primary in CD12:Read More >
NEWARK - The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has issued a statement announcing that the offices of Carl Sharif, Jeffries' campaign manager, have been broken into.
"A break-in occurred early this morning at the offices owned by Carl Sharif and two others at 660 Stuyvesant Ave. in Irvington, New Jersey," Jeffries campaign spokeswoman Lupe Todd said in a written statement on Tuesday. "Several items are reported missing, including two laptop computers owned by Carl Sharif. There is also reported damage in the building. The Irvington police were called and a report was filed."Read More >
BAYONNE - The battle of Bayonne fully took to the airwaves this week as insurgent mayoral candidate Jimmy Davis launched his first television advertisement this week. The Davis TV spot hit the airwaves on Monday.Read More >
PATERSON – Gearing up for a possible 2017 showdown for governor, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop both want to be loved by Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie, who also serves as chair of the Democratic State Committee.
So when it comes to winning one race, at least, the two men are united.
To that end, and to enhance their standing in the statewide political stratosphere, Fulop and Sweeney donated money to the Paterson mayoral campaign of Andre Sayegh, who has Currie’s and the County Democratic Party’s backing in the closely watched May 13th mayoral election.
Sources close to Sayegh say the money is less about Currie and more about a chance for players beyond the borders of the SIlk City to get the attention of a rising North Jersey party star.
As Fulop and Sweeney play a statewide chess match using candidates as opposing pieces in an effort to gain clout for a future head-to-head, the rivals’ support for the same candidate in Paterson represents a departure from Newark.Read More >
Third Congressional District Democratic candidate Aimee Belgard raised nearly $230,000 during the first three months of 2014, according to her campaign. The candidate, a Burlington County freeholder, finished the quarter with $325,725.24 cash-on-hand, with 1,563 individual contributions under $100.
"Our campaign is running strong," said Belgard. "Folks from all over the district, Democrats, Republicans and independents, are supporting me because they're fed up with this irresponsible Congress and want to be represented by someone who will immediately get to work fighting for what people in South Jersey need: jobs, a good education, Medicare and Social Security.
Pro-Shavar Jeffries independent expenditure group Newark First today launched its first Spanish Language television advertisement in support of Jeffries' Newark mayoral candidacy.
Jeffries is running in the May13th election against South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka.
The spot is the second cable TV ad from Newark First.
“Newark needs to move in a new direction – that’s why Newark First will work tirelessly to ensure that Shavar Jeffries becomes our next mayor. The people of this great city can’t afford to turn over the keys to a career politician like Ras Baraka who has promoted himself, while letting crime spiral out of control and leaving our communities behind. Shavar Jeffries is the real deal, not a politician only looking out for himself. He’s a lifelong Newarker, a civil rights lawyer, and someone who has never backed down from a tough fight. As mayor, he will unite all of our communities and put the people Newark first,” said Dr. Chris T. Pernell, President of Newark First.Read More >
SOMERSET – New Jersey’s governor charged President Barack Obama with delaying the “bad” parts of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday until he’s “almost out the door.”
The governor said Garden State taxpayers can expect to flip the bill for the health care reform’s so-called “Cadillac Tax,” telling residents that people with good health care plans – including many state workers – will be subject to the new tax in the coming years.
Since taxpayers pay public employees benefits they can expect to bear the increased cost if those plans are subject to the new tax, Christie argued.Read More >
Senator Bob Menendez's (D-NJ) former Senior Advisor, Carolyn Gehl Fefferman, announced today that she has launched a consulting firm effective immediately.Read More >
East Side Neighborhood Association hosts packed Paterson Mayor's Forum PATERSON – On the eastern end of Market Street stands a restaurant amid the clinging remnants of industry and a city’s trampled history, where inside under chandeliers in front of a crowd of 100 people, seven candidates for mayor made...
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BY ALBIO SIRES This week, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), released yet again another budget with misplaced priorities that will slow our economic recovery and destroy American jobs. Rather than address the priorities of the... Read More >
"A break-in occurred early this morning at the offices owned by Carl Sharif and two others at 660 Stuyvesant Ave. in Irvington, New Jersey. Several items are reported missing, including two laptop computers owned by Carl Sharif. There is also reported damage in the building. The Irvington police were called and a report was filed." - Jeffries campaign spokeswoman Lupe Todd- PolitickerNJ.com
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