Recent Posts from The Back Room

Don't forget about Brad

As former Gov. Jon Corzine begins to wheel and deal for his future, another former New Jersey politico also is on the hotseat.

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Call for campaign ads

Have an ad you're particularly proud of?  Have one you think was good? bad? disgraceful?  Send them to us.

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Who is Sharon Elghanayan?

Cruising through our traffic reports this afternoon, we discovered a strange anomaly in our pageviews. Archived stories about former Gov. Jon Corzine's wife, Sharon Elghanayan, have been accessed 360 times so far today.

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Christie on Corzine: ‘This has really got to get to him’

JERSEY CITY – Asked his opinion of the bankruptcy filing by former-Gov. Jon Corzine’s firm MF Global, the current governor said he knows Corzine to be a competitive guy, so it must sting.

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Ruh Roh

The New York Times is reporting that regulators have opened an investigation into missing funds at MF Global, the now-bankrupt investment firm run by former Gov. Jon Corzine.

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Scandale out at Record

Frank Scandale, Editor of the Record of Bergen County is stepping down, according to a release from the paper issued today. 

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Kempner to host dinner with Biden

MWW founder and presidential fundraiser Michael Kempner will host a $10,000 per plate fundraiser with Vice President Joe Biden.

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Christie's boast intensifies GOP efforts in at least two legislative districts as Dems yawn

Christie allies reluctantly admit they’re preparing to bid goodbye to Assemblyman Dominick DiCicco (R-4), the would-be South Jersey senate star turned legislative redistricting casualty. 

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Braithwaite appointed to Atlantic County Freeholder Redistricting Commission

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner today announced the appointment of retired Appellate Division Judge Dennis Braithwaite to the Atlantic County Freeholder Redistricting Commission.

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When the power is out, attend an NFL game

TRENTON – Even the governor wasn’t immune from the power outage that hit New Jersey as a result of the weekend storm.

Gov. Chris Christie’s Mendham Township home was out of power from Saturday afternoon to Sunday night.

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How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

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 >


(4-23-14) Bridgegate Witnesses Not "RATS" if Testimony is Forced -Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision last week was covered in most newspapers and blogs as an affirmation of the... more »
(Absecon Island, NJ) --With his shocking win in last year's election, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian emerged as one of the most intriguing figures in the New Jersey political... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The good news of tonight is that these problems are fixable.” - Gov. Chris Christie



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