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McCutcheon v. FEC

Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday led a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that caps on the total amount of money an individual can give to political campaigns, PACs and parties are unconstitutional.

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Codey: Christie responsible for making Norcross governor

NEWARK - Former Gov. Dick Codey jabbed his predecessor, former Gov. Jim McGreevey.

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Kean and DiFrancesco at NJPAC

Former Gov. Tom Kean described former Gov. Brendan Byrne as a mentor, and said most of all, it has been fun being friends.

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CD7: Kovach misses getting on ballot; will appeal

The 7th Congressional District Campaign challenge of Democrat Janice Kovach stumbled Monday.

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A GOP first in Bergenfield

Bergenfield Republicans filed their Council petitions today at Municipal Hall today and nominated Kathleen A. Sahlberg for reelection, and sought to make history with the nomination of U.S. Navy Veteran Reynaldo Magdadoro, who would be the first Republican Councilperson in Bergenfield of Filipino descent. 

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Senate GOP Primary: a 4-man race

Robert Turkavage's failure to meet the 4 p.m. deadline this afternoon at the state Division of Elections sets up a four-man contest for U.S. Senate.

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Bergen Update: Pagan managing Tedesco Campaign

Michael Pagan, a Teaneck native who previously served as Press Secretary for Senator Frank Lautenberg and the Assembly Democrats, will manage the Bergen County Democratic Campaign of Jim Tedesco for County Executive and Joan Voss and David Ganz for Freeholder.

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Federal incumbents file petitions

TRENTON – Several federal incumbent lawmakers filed petitions seeking additional terms in office.

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Today is Filing Day

TRENTON - Today is the filing deadline for candidates running in the June Primary.

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Weinberg wants Christie to go before Investigative Committee

Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) said she wants a list of the "70 so-called witnesses" who participated in the internal review of Bridgegate by attorney Randy Mastro that cleared Gov. Chris Christie of wrong-doing.

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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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