Jay Webber, Assemblyman LD26
Strengths: The party’s consummate conservative rising star, Webber, a former state party chair, has a reputation as one of the best prepared legislators in Trenton.
Weaknesses: He may be too conservative in a general election in New Jersey. His vocal opposition to the Dream Act, for example, could stir up rank and file Latino voters to make a point in dealing him a loss.
Prognosis: Widely viewed as the successor to U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11), Webber appears to have a statewide run in him and the fundraising prowess to be credible.
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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