According to a report in Fortune, "The New Jersey Division of Investments has quietly sold its stake in a venture capital fund managed by General Catalyst Partners, following allegations of impropriety related to a political contribution from General Catalyst 'executive-in-residence' and current Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker."
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Gov. Chris Christie will head to New Hampshire on Wednesday to stump for GOP hopefuls Walt Havenstein (governor) and Scott Brown (U.S. Senate).Read More >
Campaigning in Florida on Friday with incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Scott's challenger as a party-hopping weathervane.Read More >
Olympian Carl Lewis will be among the guests at a cocktail reception/buffett for West Orange mayoral candidate Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. on Tuesday, September 30th at Mayfair Farms, according to a Hawkins Campaign invite.Read More >
Mayor Steven M. Fulop will be joined by several distinguished federal and state officials for the opening of Martin’s Place, Jersey City’s new prisoner re-entry center, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15th, 2014, at 398 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.Read More >
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) and Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-19) on Friday announced upcoming Assembly hearings on New Jersey’s dwindling Transportation Trust Fund and what can be done to ensure the state has safe and secure infrastructure.Read More >
According to Mercer County sources, ex Goldman Sachs exec Phil Murphy made a hefty commitment to the party organization as his name remains in the mix for governor 2017.Read More >
The Wire has a piece this afternoon contrasting Gov. Chris Christie's birthday tweet to rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen with Bruce's post-Bridgegate public mockery of the governor.Read More >
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 >
"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile
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