FLEMINGTON - Ask a Bush-era Republican to name an American statesman he admires and more times than not he will invoke Ronald Reagan. But State Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) invariably gives a different answer to the question.
"I have self-identified with Dwight Eisenhower as an ideal to which I will strive," says the 7th Congressional District candidate. "Dwight Eisenhower brought people together. He was a uniter not a divider, who strongly believed in balancing the federal budget and not robbing our children and our grandchildren of their future."
The Eisenhower model has particular relevance now, according to Lance, who calls fiscal responsibility the transcendent home-front issue as America stares at a $10 trillion debt. The state senator further praises Eisenhower for extracting American forces from Korea when he did, and for not involving the country in other foreign wars, unlike his successors.Read More >
Citing his years of work in the United States Senate on behalf of working families, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 108 today announced they are endorsing Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg for re-election.
"Local 108 is proud to stand with our friend and New Jersey’s Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) in his bid for reelection," said RWDSU Local 108 President Charles N. Hall Jr. "The record shows he possesses the leadership skills necessary to represent New Jersey's working families in these difficult times. We will work for Senator Lautenberg by contacting our members to urge them to vote in the June 3rd primary. We will be there for Senator Lautenberg because he is there for us."Read More >
The Republican Senate candidates will participate in their fourth tomorrow evening at Stockton College.
The 90-minute debate is sponsored by Stockton’s Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Townsend Residential Life Center on the college’s Galloway Township campus. It’s open to the public and free.
So far, this is the only Senate debate scheduled to be held in South Jersey.Read More >
Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow today demanded that state Education Commissioner Lucille Davy resign from her post for not trying to recoup misspent money from Abbott school districts.
Responding to questions at a hearing last week, where auditors questioned the use of $83 million in state funds for the predominantly low-income, inner city schools, Davy said “We are not going backward to collect money.”
Davy also said that the state would not withhold funds for districts with questionable expenditures. In all, over half of the state’s education budget goes to Abbot districts.Read More >
Political observers knew it was coming, but maybe not so blatantly. Democratic Senate primary challenger Rep. Rob Andrews has hit incumbent Frank Lautenberg, 84, directly on his age.
In the Democratic Senate race so far, Andrews has couched the sticky issue of Lautenberg’s age in other language, using terminology like “energy” and lamenting what he called Lautenberg’s “stale, tired, old politics.”
But with two weeks to go before primary day, a new television ad from the Andrews camp skips the euphemisms altogether.
The 30-second spot begins by mentioning Lautenberg’s 1982 campaign against Millicent Fenwick, who was 72 at the time. Lautenberg was 58, and made Fenwick’s senior citizen status an issue in that campaign. The ad called the race “one of the low points in New Jersey political history” and insinuates that Lautenberg holds a double standard with men and women with regard to their age.Read More >
In Monmouth County, registered Democrats now lead Republicans by 10,000 voters, according to the County Board of Elections’ registration report, which positions the shore county once again for a likely battle come November.
And finally it’s a battle at the county level, where gleeful Democrats see an opportunity to gain control of this traditionally GOP stronghold.
But while the Democrats want to use those Board of Elections numbers to trampoline their pair of Freeholder candidates onto the board to at last seize the majority, GOP leadership feels confident that a John McCain presidential candidacy will play to their party’s root strength here.
"Obviously a vast majority of voters are overwhelmingly unaffiliated in a county that leans Republican," said state Sen. Sean Kean (R-Monmouth), a longtime McCain supporter.Read More >
The man reported to be at the center of a controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge is resigning from the Port Authority, according to published reports.Read More >
Martinez not interested in Christie-Martinez 2016 ticket, report saysNew Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wasn't interested in being considered a vice presidential contender in 2012, and the same could be said for 2016.At least, that's the word according to published reports that indicate the Republican executive wouldn't be interested in...
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By Christopher Durkin Many New Jersey lawmakers have fought to make it easier to vote. And there has been considerable progress in terms of voter access and information. Voter registration has been made easier, with forms available online that... Read More >
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