Winners and Losers: Snowbound Part II
By PolitickerNJ Staff | February 14th, 2014 - 1:40pm
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WINNERS

Shavar Jeffries

The former state Assistant Attorney General received the endorsement of North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, who quite the mayor’s race and added his name to the Jeffries ticket.

Jason Solowsky

The Baraka Campaign this week announced the selection of Jason Solowsky to serve as its Director of Field Operations. Solowsky comes out of the successful 2013 Fulop Campaign in Jersey City.

Mark Smith

Dismissed last year as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) chairman, the incumbent mayor of Bayonne was supposed to be politically face down in the river at this point. But Smith rubber-banded off the hazing he took from U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and anchored a successful campaign kickoff on Wednesday night.

Chris Cerf

The New Jersey Commissioner of Education is leaving the post with the job of urban education reform unfinished, and in limbo – but personally in possession of a well-heeled job at Rupert Murdoch’s Amplify, a private education option engine room.

Henry Kuhl

The Hunterdon County GOP chairman – a veteran of 12 Republican National Conventions - announced his retirement and goes out on top after a strong run in the leadership position.

Eric Jackson

He still has work to do, but the Plainfield Public Works Director appears to be quickly coalescing key support toward succeeding disgraced Trenton Mayor Tony Mack.

LOSERS

Chris Christie

The New Republic landed a massively well researched and much read piece about the Bridgegate-scarred governor, a former U.S. Attorney, who endured another week of Republicans running away from the head of the Republican Governors’ Association.

Cami Anderson

The superintendent of the Newark Schools System has managed to alienate the entire political superstructure in the City of Newark, and now routinely makes the rounds of debate forums as the city’s resident punching bag.

Anibal Ramos

The dignified North Ward councilman aborted his mayoral campaign this week to fall in behind Jeffires, who will have the support of the county’s Democratic Party establishment.

Tony Mack

Where do you start? It’s over. And of course, he doesn’t see it that way, bear-hugging his desk at City Hall and refusing to let go, despite being handed a guilty verdict in his federal corruption trial.

Lew Candura

The likeable Morris County Democratic Chairman will at the very least have to stare down a challenge by popular Vice Chair Mary Dougherty.

Darrin Sharif

The Central Ward Councilman this week announced the end of his ill-starred campaign for mayor, and his decision to instead pursue re-election to the Central Ward Council seat.

The Back Room

Monmouth Shore Local Newspaper, The Two River Times, Gets New Owner

The Two River Times, a weekly local newspaper covering affluent towns on along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, was sold earlier this month. On July 11, Domenic M. DiPiero III of Rumson, bought the quirky community newspaper from its previous owner, Michael "Mickey" Gooch.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 31st

  Christie to Newark hecklers: 'I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else' BELMAR - Gov. Chris Christie's got nothing but love for The Brick City, or so he says. In response to a Newark school student here today -- a 17-year-old president of the Newark Student Union...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

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Quote of the Day

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"Go to Mayor [Cory] Booker and ask him if he thinks in the years that he was mayor if I ignored Newark. The fact is I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else." - Gov. Chris Christie

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