Sources close to Bergen County politics say in the name of re-electing Gov. Chris Christie and maintaining peace in the GOP valley, Bergen County Republican Committee Chairman Bob Yudin and state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-40) will work together - and not at odds - in 2013.
Yudin will give O'Toole the coveted Bergen County line.
That was a question mark at one point in the aftermath of a grisly O'Toole-backed challenge to Yudin's chairmanship earlier this year.
Most observers figured that despite the bad blood between the two of them, they would resolve the situation in a Christie-centric political universe, which is exactly what happeend this week following an O'Toole-Yudin breakfast sit-down.
After weeks of speculation, the direction of the Newark mayoral race may take an important turn today as prominent members of the Payne political family gather at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has called a press conference at which both U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Essex County deputy chief of staff and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne will be present.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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