Running for re-election this year in the City of Passaic, Mayor Alex Blanco expects the close presence of two men who fought on opposite sides of last year's 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary.
The victor in that contest, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), will be in high table proximity to Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36), who supported the defeated Steve Rothman.
Both Pascrell and Schaer intend to deliver their hearty endorsements of Blanco, who parted company from his longtime friend and mentor Schaer to support Pascrell over Rothman.
Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year, according to Politicker alum Alex Isenstadt, now of Politico.Read More >
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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