Gov. Chris Christie's intent to nominate Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano to a Superior Court judgeship Monday could take a solid Democratic Party brand name off the ballot in a battleground county.
Middlesex also happens to be Democratic gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono's (D-18) back yard.
Rafano is up for re-election this year in the county Christie beat Jon Corzine in by three points. If he's in judge's robes, he won't be running, depriving Dems of a sure winner, a party source told PolitickerNJ.com.
Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) regaled the crowd tonight gathered for a Middlesex County Democratic Committee fundraiser organized by Chairman Kevin McCabe.Read More >
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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