TRENTON - An Ocean County attorney was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for evading federal income taxes after hiding assets in an attorney trust account in his wife’s name when he was already in debt to the IRS, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.Read More >
PLAINSBORO - The Middlesex County Democratic Black Caucus today endorsed State Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14) for Congress in the closely-watched Twelfth Congressional District Democratic primary.Read More >
TRENTON – An attorney representing a legislative committee investigating the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the so-called Bridgegate scandal argued in court Tuesday that lawmakers are conducting a focused inquiry, not a “fishing expedition.”
Fired Christie staffer Bridget Kelly was seated a few feet away from the attorney representing the committee demanding the former deputy chief of staff comply with a subpoena ordering her to handover documents related to the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.
“The committee issued very focused subpoenas,” argued the attorney, Reid Schar, explaining Kelly was a public employee at the time of the lane closures and shouldn’t be exempt from withholding requested documents.
Kelly sat with her counsel and attorneys representing Christie’s two-time campaign manager, Bill Stepien, who was absent from the hearing that will ultimately decided whether the pair run the risk of self-incrimination if they handover documents subpoenaed by state lawmakers.Read More >
The Brick Republican Club last night voted to support Toms River Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District.
The support means Hill has the support of his party in the two largest Ocean County towns in the 3rd Congressional District.
Brick and Toms River also comprise over half of the Ocean County registered voters in the District.Read More >
Gov. Chris Christie's job approval took a 20 point drop in three plus months, according to this morning's Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll.
Christie’s post Bridgegate job approval rating stands at 41% (with 44% who disapprove), down from 61% last November.Read More >
The former mayor of Orange wants to run again for mayor.
This time he wants to be mayor of West Orange.
"In addition to growing up and attending schools such as St Joseph's, Redwood School and Seton Hall Prep here in West Orange, I am the former Mayor of a neighboring community," Hawkins said tonight in a statement. "Knowing I had returned here to my home town some time ago with governmental experience, various residents expressed to me dissatisfaction with the high taxes, failed redevelopment on Main Street and rise in crime under the current West Orange administration."Read More >
PATERSON – Former Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres showed up at U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell’s (D-9) St. Patrick’s Day celebration tonight as if nothing were amiss; as if Pascrell and company weren’t right up against the edge of backing Torres’ rival, Council President Andre Sayegh.
The former two-term mayor found hands to shake and shook them in this crowded, kilt-replete bash at the Brownstone, an homage to old school Paterson politics where the conqueror solemnly honors the traditions of the conquered; where Pascrell walked in under chandeliers accompanied by his wife and the trudging, synchronized shriek of live bagpipes.
“I think the congressman is going to support who he sees fit,” said Torres (pictured above, right), referring to the May 13th nonpartisan election. “If he’s going to do that – get involved in a local race – it will be the first time in a long time. If he does it, more power to him. But it’s a big mistake. It sends the wrong message.Read More >
This afternoon, PolitickerNJ will be posting the results of our exclusive poll of Republican primary voters in CD3.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
FDU Poll: Christie plummets 20 points Gov. Chris Christie's job approval took a 20 point drop in three plus months, according to this morning's Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll. Christie’s post Bridgegate job approval rating stands at 41% (with 44% who disapprove), down from 61% last November. Currently about...
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BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
“Unfortunately for the governor, the investigation appears to be turning him into a more polarizing figure. As recently as late last year, his approval numbers were consistently bigger than his disapproves - by a pretty big margin - and more voters liked everything about him than disliked everything about him. One of the defining characteristics of the governor that makes him a nationally sought after Republican is his widespread appeal in a Democratic state. Bridgegate continues to erode that asset.” - FDU Poll Director Krista Jenkins.- PolitickerNJ.com
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