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Best illustration of storm damage around

The Star Ledger technology gurus have come up with a way to show exactly how much damage was done to the New Jersey shore this week.  With clever "before" and "after photos superimposed, you can see the extent of the devastation.

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Congrats to Mike Drewniak and Nicole Davidman

Congrats to Mike Drewniak and Nicole Davidman
Credit: Andres Valenzuela

The staff at PolitickerNJ would like to offer our congratulations to Mike Drewniak and Nicole Davidman, who were married this weekend in Bernardsville.

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Must read

Great story from Herb Jackson of the Record on U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's campaign largesse.

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Report: GOP Freeholder candidate says MLK wasn't an 'ethical man'

Bergen County Republicans are in damage control mode today following a statement about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made by Freeholder candidate Peg Watkins.

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Savaging Sacco

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Signalling his intent to nail down Hudson County organizational support toward a re-election campaign, Gov. Chris Christie continued to whip oratorical darts at Nick Sacco this morning at his town hall.

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Mourdock gives a gift to Dems

Democrats today jumped on Gov. Chris Christie for campaigning on behalf of Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, and called on Christie to use the GOP bully pulpit to nudge Mourdock out of the competitive race.

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Don't go anywhere.

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Boteach due to speak in Miami

A day after he railed against U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) for not being more engaged in the general election, and with two weeks until Election Day, the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is scheduled to give a speech in Miami this evening.

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N.J. No. 2 on Tax Foundation's most-taxed list

Move to Alaska.

That’s not the advice the Tax Foundation has for New Jersey residents, but according to its latest study of state tax rates, New Jersey is No. 2 nationally in terms of overall tax burden, while the 50th state is also the least taxed as a percentage of income.

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Booker loses another press secretary

Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Friday accepted the resignation of Kimberly DeHaarte.

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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 >


(10-1-14) Mayor Fulop’s Working Family Rebellion Spreads - What began as a commitment between Mayor Steve Fulop and the people of Jersey City is fast becoming a movement spreading... more »
In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery

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