Tom Kean, state Senate Minority Leader
Strengths: He defined himself in opposition to Christie at exactly the right time, becoming the first politician to win a political fight with the indefatigable governor in his resistance to a Christie-coordinated coup to dislodge him as senate minority leader. Son of former Gov. Tom Kean, he also has name ID, of course.
Weaknesses: Although he ran statewide before, he remains haunted by that 2006 unsuccessful effort. True, he did better than any other GOP challenger at the height of Bush Iraq War outrage, but he also made well-documented missteps.
Prognosis: He appears poised to make one more statewide run.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will officially kick-off his re-election campaign with a three-event tour across the state.Read More >
Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080 ...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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