Recent Posts from The Back Room

It's Christie - no, it's Sweeney.

At an Edison school house earlier today, a child mistook Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) for Gov. Chris Christie.

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Tea Party Express backs Lonegan in CD3

Tea Party Express, which calls itself the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, today announced its endorsement of Steve Lonegan for the 3rd Congressional district.

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Was Buono/Silva a precursor to a national Democratic ticket?

An unprecedented number of female U.S. senators (20; 16 of them Democrats) has insiders chatting about a possible all-female national ticket if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs for president.

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Scene and Herd

On the train to Washington:

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NJ Chamber's Annual Walk to Washington Today

The 77th Annual Walk to Washington sponsored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will launch from Newark Penn Station this morning at 11:30 a.m. 

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'Would you like to know more?'

Although it doesn't star Michael Ironside, a Youtube ad for a May 13th mayoral candidate - complete with imperial Basil Poledouris horn section - comes across like the latest all-action sequel to Starship Troopers.

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Daily News: PVSC still a patronage cesspool

Despite Gov. Chris Christie's much-covered intevention and rearrangement of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) four years ago, the place is still a mess, according to a story in the Daily News.

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FDU Poll: 73% of voters say it's ok to allow prayer in public meetings

By a wide margin, American voters say it’s OK to have prayer in official, public meetings.

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Sweeney goes on offense

Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.

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Bonnie and the Lonny Factor

Rolled out this week as the finance chair of Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's (D-15) 12th District Congressional Campaign, Trenton attorney Lionel "Lonnie" Kaplan arrives with an unusual asterisk alongside his public endorsement record for someone burnished as a Democratic Primary weapon.

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Op-Ed

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 >

Contributors

(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 »

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