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Green schedules candidates' screening for Union County Sheriff

New Jersey Assemblyman and Union County Democratic Committee Chairman Jerry Green today announced he will convene a special meeting of the members of Union County Democratic Committee for the purpose of selecting a Democratic candidate for County Sheriff to appear on the ballot for the November 4th general election.

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Brindle's PolitickerNJ Op-Ed a Must-Read

We are privileged to run today an opinion piece by Jeff Brindle, executive director of the state Election Law Enforcement Commision (ELEC). In the piece, Brindle lays out a blueprint for how to make party organizations stronger in order "to stave off the ever-growing influence of outside groups."

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Newark state correction officer sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

A former senior state correction officer from Newark was sentenced to prison today for trafficking 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

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There's Beltway buzz in the Democratic Party right now, an insider told PolitickerNJ.

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Corbett yanks Perry video endorsement

While Gov. Chris Christie rushed to Gov. Rick Perry's aid in the aftermath of his indictment, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign wants to distance itself from the embattled Texan.

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Trenton gets doused on Statehouse steps

State Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36) took the ALS ice bucket challenge on the steps of the Capitol this afternoon and immediately challenged George Norcrss III, Joe Sanzari, and the Wood-Ridge Council.

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Perry's troubles

Accused of misusing the power of his office and attempting to coerce a public official, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the latest would-be presidential hopeful facing legal difficulty.

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PolitickerNJ's Bonamo on weekend TV

PolitickerNJ reporter Mark Bonamo will appear on a weekend public interest television program. 

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O'Toole taunts fellow lawmakers with a 'high noon' ALS Ice Bucket challenge

And the ALS Ice Bucket challenges continue...

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Throwback Thursday: Can you watch this with a straight face?

Take a look at this roast of then-California Governor Ronald Reagan by Don Rickles.

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

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 >


Sports and politics do mix: Welcome the next NFL Commissioner, Condi Rice          There are many sports fans who insist on believing that old bromide that sports and politics do... more »
(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... 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 »

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