Want a clue as to whether Senate President Steve Sweeney's gubernatorial machinations are real or not?
In October, Sweeney travelled to Baltimore for a meeting with Democratic Governor's Association Chairman Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland. According to a source familiar with the meeting, the two men had a long, frank discussion about the New Jersey governor's race and the potential to unseat Gov. Chris Christie.
While O'Malley reportedly made no specific commitment to Sweeney, the meeting was well received by both men. The DGA had reportedly been committed to Newark Mayor Cory Booker as the party's best chance to dethrone Christie, however, in August a source connected to the organization said the DGA was not solely focused on Booker and was open to other potential candidates.
Sweeney has said he will make no announcement of his future plans until 2013.
The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.Read More >
By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >
"This is the only Tea Party group that endorsed Mitt Romney. These guys are the Vichy French of the Tea Party movement. They're the guys who say 'Viva la France,' and then you can't find them when the fighting starts. Come on." - GOP strategist Rick Shaftan, on the Independence Hall Tea Party group.- PolitickerNJ.com
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