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Axelrod ready to stand with Rothman

President Barack Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod will formally endorse U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman for re-election in the 9th Congressional District Primary at a campaign rally to be held May 23 at the Fiesta on Route 17 in Wood-Ridge.

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Legalized sports betting?

The New Jersey and New York U.S. Senate delegations have been engaged in their own form of legalized betting of late over the NHL playoff matchup between the Rangers and the Devils.

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Trying to capitalize on the momentum of some hardluck headlines for U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9), the campaign of U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) prepared to unveil its latest cable television ad.

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But was there a man with one arm?

A source tells PolitickerNJ that Republican Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo, arrested last month on charges that he allegedly took a $12,400 bribe in exchange for influence, is doing his best to make light of the situation.

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Runyan's D.C. office burglarized

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan's office in the Longworth House building was burglarized last month, but rather than make off with the massive-game-worn Eagles Jersey on the wall, the thieves scored handfuls of change and a scarf.

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Gill regrets slight

State Sen. Nia Gill, who this week sent out a fundraising letter that included what she said was an unintended snub of other women running for Congress throughout the state, said today she regrets the error.

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There can be only one?

Apparently Democrat Nia Gill has little faith that 3rd District Congressional candidate Shelley Adler has a shot to knock off her Republican opponent come November.

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Christie and Booker spoof themselves at correspondents' dinner

In a video put out by the Governor's Office, Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker last night entertained guests at the annual correspondents' dinner.

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Quinnipiac: Christie and Obama NJ approval ratings the same

In this morning's Quinnipiac University poll, 53% of 1,582 registered voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie, and 39% disapprove.

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Booker praises Healy at Mayor's fundraiser

Booker praises Healy at Mayor's fundraiser

Newark Mayor Cory Booker this evening praised Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy as his friend and a great leader at a fundraiser for Healy.

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Christie: 'I'm the decider'

While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.

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NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >


 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... 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 »

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