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Democratic Party leaders mourn Sheriff Ralph Froehlich of Union County

Condolences poured in all day from Democratic Party leaders mourning the death of Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich.

Mr. Froehlich died last night at 83.

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Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November

Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November

Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-20) is in position to succeed Sheriff Ralph Froehlich in Union County.

Now serving as acting sheriff, Cryan will appear on the November ballot to run for a full three-year term.

Sheriff since 1977, Mr. Froehlich died last night, aged 83.

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Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died

Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83.

First elected in 1977, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich was a highly respected law enforcement figure in Union.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, the career officer served in the Elizabeth Police Department for almost 20 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant.

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ELEC: Party committee fundraising the weakest it's been in 8 years

ELEC: Party committee fundraising the weakest it's been in 8 years

TRENTON - The so-called “Big Six” fundraising committees reported the weakest combined campaign finance activity in at least eight years, a sign that independent spending by special interest groups may be taking a toll on traditional fundraising committees, according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

“It may be no coincidence that in the year after special interest groups spent a record $41 million independently of parties and candidates, traditional fundraising committees are struggling,” said Jeff Brindle, ELEC’s Executive Director.

Reports filed by the two state parties and four legislative leadership committees revealed a combined reserve of just $800,994. At this point last year, the cash-on-hand for both parties totaled $3.2 million - nearly four times as much. Even compared to 2012, which was an off-election year, the total is low.

The following ELEC table representing Jan. 1 through June 30th of this year, shows the big six committees, the money they raised, spent, cash on hand, followed by their net worth.

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Assemblyman Rumana mourns Bob Roe

Assemblyman Rumana mourns Bob Roe

The following is a statement issued by Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-40) of Wayne on the death today of former U.S. Rep. Bob Roe (D-8).

Mr. Roe was the godfather of Assemblyman Rumana.

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Christie enlists the aid of The Rock in 'get-tough' ad on pension benefits overhaul

Christie enlists the aid of The Rock in 'get-tough' ad on pension benefits overhaul

Long Branch will be the scene this afternoon of a first of weekly events where Governor Chris Christie will make the case for public pension and benefits overhaul, according to the front office.

To mark the occasion and in an effort to underscore Chrsitie's "toughness," the administration put together an ad designed to look like a movie promo and featuring Dwayne Johnson, AKA "The Rock."

Watch the ad below...

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Sires mourns Officer Santiago

Sires mourns Officer Santiago

U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) this evening issued a statement in the Sunday shooting death of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago.

”My prayers are with Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago’s family and the entire Jersey City Police Department during this time of sadness, “said Sires. “Officer Santiago made the ultimate sacrifice and gave up his life to protect the residents of Jersey City. His death is a deep loss not only to his mom Cathy, dad Melvin Sr., step-father Alex McBride, his brothers Jordan and Alex Jr., but to the entire City of Jersey City.

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Report: Menendez wants Justice Department to examine possibility that Cuban government smeared him

Report: Menendez wants Justice Department to examine possibility that Cuban government smeared him

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) wants the U.S. Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government "concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions," according to a report in the Washington Post.

"In a letter sent to Justice Department officials, the senator’s attorney asserts that the plot was timed to derail the ­political rise of Menendez (D-N.J.), one of Washington’s most ardent critics of the Castro regime. At the time, Menendez was running for reelection and was preparing to assume the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," the Post reports.

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Congratulations, Harry Hurley

Congratulations, Harry Hurley

WPG 1450 host Harry Hurley this week celebrated 25 years on the air as the voice of Hurley in the Morning.

Yesterday, the proud host received a personal call of congratulations from Gov. Chris Christie. 

PolitickerNJ would also like to extend Mr. Hurley a hearty congratulations and wish for continued success and many happy returns.

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In Paterson, Torres transition team includes former DCA Commish Grifa

In Paterson, Torres transition team includes former DCA Commish Grifa

Mayor-elect Jose ‘Joey’ Torres today announced members of his transition team, who will complete a thorough review of key city departments and agencies to provide Mayor-elect Torres with information needed to make important policy and personnel decisions.

“I am pleased to announce my transition team, members of the larger New Jersey community, whose work I admire and trust.  Their expertise is invaluable to me and in the months ahead I’ll be relying strongly on their advice as we work to meet the challenges that face the great City of Paterson and as we take measures to move the city onward,” said Mayor-elect Joey Torres.

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The Back Room

Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

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