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Report: Christie in Wisconsin with Walker

In his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), Gov. Chris Christie campaigned in Wisconsin today with fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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Source: Dems override of A961 lacks three votes

Everyone’s watching Bill A961, which Democrats want to try to pass over gov. Chris Christie’s override.

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Report: Protesters chant during Menendez's Union City speech

Protesters tried to upstage U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) yesterday in Union City at an Hispanic Heritage celebration.

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Truck Stop Confidential by Maya Rao

Former New Jersey political reporter Maya Rao has a piece today in the Atlantic about her experience as a cashier in an oil field truck stop in North Dakota.

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Donnelly leaving Senate Majority Office

The Senate Majority Office is losing a longtime staple of the operation.

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Report: Christie's social media meeting with Modi

Gov. Chris Christie today met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York, and according to one report, the two leaders "shared their experiences of using social media as a tool of governance."

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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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DeAngelo in line to take chairmanship of telecommunications and utilities

With the departure to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) of Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17), Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14) is in line to replace him as chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

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Christie in Pa. with Corbett tomorrow

Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie will travel to Michigan this Friday to attend events for Governor Rick Snyder, and to Pennsylvania to attend an event for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.

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Sabato weighs in on New Jersey Congressional race

Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball has moved a New Jersey incumbent congressman into his "Safe Republican" column.

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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 >


In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(9-24-14) The Founding Fathers and the Militarization of the Police - No matter what the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides, the debate over the militarization of... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... 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

"When you're asked to cast a vote on a bill and it seems innocuous, and it's got a hidden land mine that perhaps only an expert would see, it would sort of behoove those experts to tell us in advance rather than make us look, shall we say, a little bit indecisive later on." - Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25).



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