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.
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
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By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
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