Defense contractor Christopher Myers, a Medford resident who is the Vice President of Lockheed Martin, is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in the third district and could win the endorsement of retiring Rep. Jim Saxton, according to GOP sources. Myers runs Lockheed Martin's sea-based missile-defense programs.
Sources say that Saxton is giving strong consideration to endorsing Myers for the GOP nod, even as feuding Burlington County Republicans and a seemingly united Ocean County posture to pick a candidate for the open seat. State Sen. Diane Allen has already begun seeking support, and Ocean County Republicans could pick their candidate as early as next month.
As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Saxton brought millions of dollars in defense contracts to Lockheed Martin, the largest employer in South Jersey. In his retirement announcement, he pledged to continue to deliver research funding to the company.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will officially kick-off his re-election campaign with a three-event tour across the state.Read More >
Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080 ...
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 >
"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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