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Christie to fundraise for LoBo on Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie will headline a Thursday luncheon for incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2) at the Atlantic City Country Club.

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NJTV News nominated for Emmy Award

PolitickerNJ warmly congratulates the cast and crew of NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams for its Emmy nomimation in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Mid-Atlantic chapter.

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Neal Schonhaut reappointed to New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee

The New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee announced today the reappointment of Neal L. Schonhaut, a Partner with Archer & Greiner P.C. in Princeton, N.J. Schonhaut will serve a third two-year term on the committee, which reviews New Jersey civil court rules and procedures and recommends improvements.

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McGreevey calls Sweeney's comments "gracious", but won't weigh in on 2017 N.J. governor's race

While former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey appreciated state Senate President Steve Sweeney's positive comments about his time as governor ten years to the day after he gave his resignation speech, McGreevey declined to comment on Sweeney's gubernatorial chances. 

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Hudson County Exec DeGise endorsed for re-election by 3 Hudson mayors

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise was endorsed for re-election by three Hudson County mayors on Tuesday. 

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Revel Casino to close in September

Revel Casino in Atlantic City will close next month.

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'I believe that God enables all things to work for the greater good'

Today is officially the ten-year anniversary of former Gov. James McGreevey's "Gay American" announcement, when he told the State of New Jersey he would resign from office.

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Governor files nominations

Governor Chris Christie today filed the following nominations with the State Senate...

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Sweeney in North Jersey again tomorrow

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) will take a swing through North Jersey again tomorrow, this time allowing himself to get squired around by state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36) at Hackensack University Medical Center; and highlighting what Sweeney sees as the governor's failure to finance the Transportation Trust Fund in Lyndhurst.

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Revel: no 'qualified bidders'

A source familiar with Revel said the Atlantic City casino's board will vote today to have an expedited closing, and will announce that there are currently no qualified bidders to purchase the bankrupt business.

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >


My Republican Hillary Clinton Experience    There is a veritable plethora of reportage in print, internet, television and radio media speculating as to whether Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic... more »
(8-27-14) All Americans Should Support Gov. Perry - Political prosecutions have no place in American life. Those who use the justice system as they are using it in Texas... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... 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

"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi

- The Daily Beast


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