Sources close to Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore say based on the results of their interviews with U.S. Congressional prospects on Saturday, a screening committee plans to recommend the name of Freeholder Director John "Jack" Kelly to the Republican County Committee.
Kelly's name will be entered as the committee's choice to represent Ocean County in the Republican Party primary for the 3rd Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton is retiring.
If the full committee accepts the recommendation at its convention on Monday evening, that would set up an inter-county GOP showdown between Kelly of Ocean County and defense industry boss Chris Myers of Medford Township in Burlington County.Read More >
Roselle Park felt a little bit like Des Moines last night, when about 200 Democrats gathered at an Italian restaurant for the New Jersey Democratic Caucus, where the results didn’t mean much but Democratic passion was on full display.
But if the results actually held water, then the world of New Jersey politics is topsy-turvy, because Hillary Clinton – who continues to lead state polls by 30% margins -- was eliminated in the first round of caucusing, coming in short of the 15% threshold with 27 members – 6 less than Dennis Kucinich’s 33.
And ultimately John Edwards, who barely makes a dent in New Jersey polls, prevailed with 76 supporters to Barack Obama’s 68 and Kucinich’s 34.
The event was conceived and organized by Jeff Gardner, co-chair of New Jersey for Democracy, and John Bartlett, Chairman of the Executive Committee of New Jersey’s Democratic Future. Gardner had seen the Iowa caucuses four years ago, and thought it would be fun to imitate. The two organizers invited every candidate – except one.Read More >
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has written the Department of Justice advising them that he has received letters from Reps. Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell regarding the selection of federal monitors, and asking them to simply look at the letter. Christie has not responded to the congressional inquiry directly, but forwarded a copy of his letter to Pallone and Pascrell. The U.S. Attorneys manual requires letters from members of Congress to be sent directly to the Department of Justice for appropriate response.
Secretary of State Kim Guadagno issued a final decision late today in which she affirmed on all counts the June 18 decision of Administrative Law Judge Edward Delanoy, ordering that Alieta Eck be placed on the ballot for the August 13th United States Senate special election primary.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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