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Christie files nominations and a direct appointment

Governor Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the State Senate...

 

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Somerset Dem candidates for freeholder unveil campaign team

Anthony Pranzatelli and Joan Pritchard, Democratic Party nominees for Somerset County Freeholder, today announced their campaign team for the November 2014 election for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Roll Call: DCCC Poll shows dead heat in CD3

A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) poll shows a dead heat in CD3, according to a report in CQ Roll Call.

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Belgard v. MacArthur: CD3 Debate Schedule

The following is the tentative listing of confirmed joint appearances by the Democratic and Republican candidates in CD3:

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Report: NJ sells its stake in venture capital fund

According to a report in Fortune, "The New Jersey Division of Investments has quietly sold its stake in a venture capital fund managed by General Catalyst Partners, following allegations of impropriety related to a political contribution from General Catalyst 'executive-in-residence' and current Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker."

 

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Christie to campaign in NH for Havenstein and Brown

Gov. Chris Christie will head to New Hampshire on Wednesday to stump for GOP hopefuls Walt Havenstein (governor) and Scott Brown (U.S. Senate).

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Christie in Florida: 'You can't count on anything Charlie says'

Campaigning in Florida on Friday with incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Scott's challenger as a party-hopping weathervane.

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Source: Gonzo to stay-o

After a lot of backroom wrangling this week, At-Large Newark Councilman Carlos Gonzalez will stay put on the council, a source told PolitickerNJ.

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Will Lewis tell Hawkins to stop torturing Parisi in court?

Olympian Carl Lewis will be among the guests at a cocktail reception/buffett for West Orange mayoral candidate Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. on Tuesday, September 30th at Mayfair Farms, according to a Hawkins Campaign invite.

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Jersey City's Big Day on Monday

Mayor Steven M. Fulop will be joined by several distinguished federal and state officials for the opening of Martin’s Place, Jersey City’s new prisoner re-entry center, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15th, 2014, at 398 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

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Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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(9-10-14) Chief Justice Rabner Faces Funding Challenges as Top Court Administrator - Escalating legal fees for litigation is an unintended consequence of underfunding the Court System. ... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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