By Minhaj Hassan | February 4th, 2013 - 8:42am
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Four campaigns you deserve to but won’t get (and four you’ll get but don’t deserve)

They say you can be assured of two things in life: death and taxes.

Politicker Staff

 

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Adellizi-Schmidt to challenge Van Drew in LD1

Republican Susan Adellizi-Schmidt of Upper Township will for the state Senate seat currently occupied by state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-1), a source tells PolitickerNJ.com.

Politicker Staff

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62863/adellizi-schm...

 

 

 

Scutari says Senate is making significant progress on Superior Court appointments

State senators will hold appointment and reappointment hearings for about two dozen Superior Court judges by the end of the month, and that’s something legislators should be proud of, says one Senate lawmaker.

Matthew Arco- PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62862/scutari-says-...

 

 

 

Democrat Buono kicks off her campaign for governor

NEW BRUNSWICK – State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) formally launched her campaign for governor this afternoon, presenting herself as a working class champion with the underdog history of defying expectations who will overthrow incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Max Pizarro- PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62860/democrat-buon...

 

 

 

Silverstein claims top award for Baby ad

Campaigns & Elections announced today that Silver Strategies and Communication Group is the 2013 Reed Award winner for excellence in the category of Local, County or Judicial Television Advertisement. Silver Strategies was recognized for last year's Bergen County Democrats "Baby Ad."

Politicker Staff

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62859/silverstein-c...

 

Sires stands by Menendez

U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) stood by his embattled friend tonight in a statement.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/62858/sires-stands-...

 

Geraldo versus GOP Primary field

Given Geraldo Rivera's announcement yesterday on his radio program, it's impossible to make it through the week without considering him in match-ups with the GOP's top U.S. Senate prospects.

Max Pizarro- PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.politickernj.com/62857/geraldo-versu...

 

Winners and Losers: Week of the Walk to Washington

It's another end to the New Jersey Chamber's annual Walk to Washington, and more than a few people nursing headaches probably feel the need to head for the confessionals.

PolitickerNJ Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/62852/winners-and-l...

Latest from State Street Wire

 

Weekly Advance: Week of Feb. 4

TRENTON – Last week, the names dropped like flies in the form of bowing out and were replaced by a steady flow of endorsements for the presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono.

Matthew Arco – PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.politickernj.com/62854/weekly-advanc...

Weekly Roundup: Week of Jan. 28

TRENTON - As expected, Gov. Chris Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed the minimum wage bill Democrats supported that called for not only hiking the wage, but phasing in annual increases to keep pace with the rate of inflation.

Minhaj Hassan-State Street Wire

http://www.politickernj.com/62853/weekly-roundu...

 

From the Back Room

DNC backing Buono; and what was that song?

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a statement of support for state Sen. Barbara Buono's (D-18) gubernatorial candidacy.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/dnc-backi...

The Campaign Trail Return of T. Missy Balmir

T. Missy Balmir of Trenton, a former aide to Jon Corzine and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), has emerged as a key advisor to the Buono for Governor campaign.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/campaign-...

Where was Booker?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker wasn't in attendance at the gubernatorial campaign kickoff of state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) this afternoon.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/where-was...

 

NJ minimum wage question could cost GOP candidates

Governor Christie's veto last week of a minimum wage increase sought by Democrats may alter how much money business-advocacy groups pour into November's elections — and where they may put it.

Juliet Fletcher – The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/recordpolitics/...

 

NJ budget official questions Fla. Debris  firm’s $100M contract, political connections

TRENTON - The chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee said Sunday he planned to look into a $100 million no-bid contract the state signed with a Florida debris-removal company after Hurricane Sandy, and how the firm aligned itself with several well-placed Republicans and Democrats to also sell its services to towns in New Jersey.

Jarrett Renshaw-The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/nj...

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Menendez ‘did nothing wrong’

Nearly a week after critics accused Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) of violating Senate rules by accepting flights from a wealthy campaign donor, the upper house’s top Democrat said he has “utmost confidence” that Menendez “did nothing wrong.”

Jessica Calfeti- The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/senate...

 

Buono qualifies for public matching funds in N.J. governor’s race

TRENTON — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono’has raised enough money to qualify for matching state funds for the primary election, according to her campaign.

Matt Friedman – the Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/bu...

 

President Clinton to honor Ed Koch at funeral Monday

Ed Koch is being remembered as the quintessential New Yorker — an admired but tough, colorful former mayor who will be honored at his funeral by former President Bill Clinton.

The Associated Press

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/presid...

 

Christie urged to separate himself from Jersey relief fund

The superstorm Sandy relief fund headed by Governor Christie’s wife is getting ready to distribute its first $1 million in grants. And that’s prompting questions that traditionally come up when politicians sponsor charities.

Melissa Hayes and Harvy Lipman-The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/non-profit/non-...

The Back Room

Asbury Park Press corrects Williams error in Christie report

The Asbury Park Press last night mopped up after NBC anchor Brian Williams overreached when he said the feds had cleared Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing in a federal investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 19th

NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal NBC News tonight is reporting that federal investigators say after nine months of investigating Bridgegate there is 'no evidence" that Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge about any politically motivated scheme around the bridge lane closures at the...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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