Winners and Losers: Tuesday is Election Day
By PolitickerNJ Staff | May 10th, 2013 - 12:48pm
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WINNERS 

Steve Fulop

With endorsements this week from the Jersey Journal and Star-Ledger, the Jersey City mayoral candidate has momentum heading into Tuesday’s election.

Michael Aron

The foghorn-voiced NJTV newsman’s rendition of “Drewniak” was the highlight of the New Jersey Correspondents Dinner. Acclaimed

Carmelo Garcia

The state Supreme Court this week denied the plaintiffs' petition to remove Garcia from the ballot as an LD 33 candidate for the Assembly in the June 4 Democratic primary, allowing the Appellate Division decision to stand. 

Rob Tornoe

PolitickerNJ.com alumnus Tornoe will showcase his cartoons at WHYY's NewsWorks.org event celebrating the evolution of the political cartoon. The event is set for Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at WHYY, 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia.

Bill Palatucci

GOP insiders marveled at the work of Christie's chief fundraising mastermind, who helped haul in $6.2 million for the incumbent governor's campaign.

Lester Taylor

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) formally backed the East Orange mayoral challenger in the June Democratic Primary.

Chris Christie

This week’s Marist University/NBC poll shows Christie leading the governor’s race over challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono 60 percent to 28 percent among registered voters.  The margin jumps to 34 points - 62 percent to 28 percent - among probable voters. The governor has led by a similar margin in several recent polls.

Charles Epps

The former Jersey City Schools superintendent (and Team Healy council candidate in Ward A) was Team Fulop’s target in mailers this week, reminding us once again that Epps receives the fattest pension in the state.

LOSERS

Rex Ryan

The tough guy Jets coach never got this kind of media attention when he underwent his own version of lap-band surgery.

Ravi Bhalla

The Hoboken councilman aborted his LD 33 Assembly candidacy after the state Supreme Court denied a petition by Bhalla allies to boot Carmelo Garcia off the ballot.

John Myers

Senate President Steve Sweeney joined Barbara Buono in calling for the Newark Archbishop to resign given recent revelations that his diocese allowed a priest to spend time with minors when he was legally forbidden to do so.

Early Voting

The governor this week vetoed a bill that would have enabled early voting two weeks before elections.

Richard Berdnik

In a competitive general election year and under pressure from his Republican opponent, the Passaic County sheriff announced last week his decision to end his and his department’s relationship with the Sheriff’s Community Outreach  Foundation, which has failed to release financial reports requested by The Bergen Record.

The Back Room

Christie takes state helicopter to campaign in Connecticut

Gov. Chris Christie took the "upper level" -- helicoptering over the George Washington Bridge -- to beat rush hour traffic from his home state to a recent GOP fundraiser with Connecticut gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, according to a Hearst Media report.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 24th

  Of friends, enemies, transactions and transportation: the evolving political relationship of Bob Menendez and Steve Fulop The image yesterday in Washington D.C. of powerful U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walking the hallways with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sent a signal of Menendez’s willingness to get behind...

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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(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

- Star-Ledger

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