NEWARK - Regarding Senate Democrats' vote Thursday to suspend the rules regarding the nomination of Fredric Knapp as the Morris County prosecutor, Gov. Chris Christie dismissed it as "an action without consequence."
He said Knapp will continue to remain prosecutor, and called on the Senate Democrats to stop making a "mockery" of - and playing politics with - the nomination process.
He described the Democrats' legislative maneuvering as "a new low."
On Thursday, Senate Democrats pulled Knapp’s name from the committee stage where it has been for some time, and gave it an immediate vote on the Senate floor. Democrats defeated the nomination.
Republicans decried the tactics as a temper tantrum by the majority party, but Democrats said the governor started this by bypassing the Constitution.
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Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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