Passaic County Democratic Committee Chairman John Currie had a small holiday party for his elected officials last night and a visitor arrived.
It was state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), who on Tuesday launched her gubernatorial candidacy.
“I introduced her,” said Currie, who on the same day Buono kicked off spent time with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who’s mulling his own bid.
A Democratic Primary candidate whose YouTube message included a much talked about anti-boss message, Buono worked the room and talked to electeds in a low-key event.
On the day after she launched her candidacy, Buono received the formal public endorsements of Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Peter Barnes, state Sen. Bob Smith (D-17), and Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D-18).
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
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By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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