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No sun for oil company in Trenton

Bad blood over Sunoco's former Gloucester County operation continued today when Senate President Steve Sweeney abruptly ended a meeting with CEO Brian MacDonald after the two quarreled over Sweeney's opposition to a tax appeal filed by the oil giant. 

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BuzzFeed: Obama hauls in $1 mil. after gay marriage announcement

BuzzFeed is reporting that President Obama's re-election campaign took in more than $1 million in donations in the 90 minutes following today's announcement that he supports gay marriage.

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Pascrell fights back

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) responded with a cable TV ad this afternoon aimed at his CD 9 Democratic Primary opponent's efforts to depict Pascrell as too cautious around the GOP.

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DeCroce kickoff tonight

Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce will officially launch her election campaign tonight in Parsippany.

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N.C. approves ban on gay marriage

North Carolina today became the 30th state in the nation to approve a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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Bergen Banter

In Teaneck, Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin won tonight, along with newcomers Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt. 

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Russo on pace to win in Montclair

Former Montclair Mayor Robert Russo, who famously twice lost by razor sharp margins in freeholder bids, is on track to be the top vote-getter in Montclair tonight in his race to be a councilor at large.

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Rothman hammers Pascrell in new TV ad

A day after the two men engaged in their first debate of their Democratic Primary, U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9) released a television ad going on offense against his opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9).

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Past GOP Senate Prez gave money to Scutari

A faceoff between Christine Hanlon and former state Senate President John Bennett for the chairmanship of the Monmouth County Republican Committee already has the backers of Hanlon euphoric over their chances.

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CWA targets Mayor Hawkins in Orange

CWA targets Mayor Hawkins in Orange

Using Tuesday's mayoral election in Orange as a battleground, CWA workers have invested in a combination of grassroots door-knocking, direct mail and a new TV ad that calls out incumbent Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr.

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Holdsworth tapped to direct statewide Democratic coordinated campaign for 2014 election cycle

TRENTON - John Currie, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) Chairman, announced on Wednesday that the Democratic coordinated campaign for the November elections will begin this month and that Jennifer Holdsworth, the party's political director, has been tapped to lead the 2014 coordinated campaign effort. 

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Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >


(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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quote of the day

“We lived up to our end of the bargain. He didn’t live up to his end of the deal.” - Ed Connolly, president of the New Jersey Firemen’s Benevolent Association.

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