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.

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 30th

  With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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