Winners and Losers: Week of Jan. 7th
By PolitickerNJ Staff | January 11th, 2013 - 4:58pm
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WINNERS

Chris Christie

The incumbent Republican governor has an approval rating of 78%, according to a Kean University poll. He got the cover of Time Magazine and additional coverage complaining about how he thought his own picture was an offensive stereotype. By the way, his gubernatorial opponent is an Italian-American.

Cory Booker

Comparisons to Lobot notwithstanding, a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll this week gave the Newark mayor and U.S. Senate candidate a clear 66-45 favorability edge over incumbent U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

Kevin O’Toole

The state Supreme Court accepted an advisory committee report that the 40th District state senator did not act with impropriety, but rather was consistent with the past and present practice of the three branches of government in respect of judicial reappointments when he called Judge Costello to discuss the reappointments of several Essex judges. 

Rob Karabinchak

The Edison councilman has the organization edge for a run at Assemblyman Peter Barnes’s LD 18 Assembly seat when Barnes tries to move up to become senator.

Adam Silverstein

The Bergen County Democratic Party operative's 2012 "Baby Ad" is in the running for a Campaigns and Elections Magazine Reed Award in the local, county or judicial candidate television ad category. 

LOSERS

Robert Schroeder

Under indictment for check kiting, the 39th District Assemblyman from Bergen County was stripped this week of his leadership position as deputy Republican whip.  

Steve Sweeney

The Senate president apologized at a news conference Monday after saying Christie must have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy as part of his jobs package.

Frank Lautenberg

This week’s Fairleigh Dickinson University poll shows the U.S. Senator with a 45-66 disadvantage in a favorability matchup with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who filed his papers this week to run for the U.S. Senate.

Rosina Romano

Bergen County GOP Chairman Bob Yudin notified the Bergen County Board of Elections Commissioner that he does not intend to resubmit her name to the governor's office for reappointment.

The BCRO

Former Bergen County Freeholder Rob Hermansen’s announcement this week that he intends to run for the LD 39 Assembly seat likely means another convention bloodletting. And Hermansen could always win!

The Back Room

NYT Mag: What's Christie doing in Iowa?

It's not the only place he's traveled to in recent weeks -- New Hampshire, Colorado, Tennessee, and, Thursday, back to New Hampshire again, are a few others -- but Gov. Chris Christie's visit to the Hawkeye State earlier this month has some wondering: what exactly is he doing?

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 29th

  Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."

- The New York Times

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