Republican United States Senate candidate Murray Sabrin warned his party’s presumptive presidential nominee today that his stance on Iraq is dragging down the Republican Party.
"As it is most likely you will be the Republican nominee for President and I will be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, we’re going to be running mates this November” said Sabrin in a video message to Sen. John. “So I have one really big favor to ask of you from one maverick to the other: stop trying to convince the American people that you are right in our involvement in Iraq’s civil war.”
Sabrin cited a recent Monmouth University poll that showed Obama besting McCain in New Jersey by 24%, and a Bergen Record poll that showed McCain trailing by 8%.
Incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg has accepted his first debate for the Democratic nomination, but Rob Andrews’s campaign said that he needs to participate in more.
Lautenberg will participate in a televised debate on NJN, to be held Friday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. at the network’s studios – just a few days before the June 3rd primary.
A Lautenberg press release said that he was the first candidate to accept the debate. But Andrews Campaign Chairman Michael Murphy said that one debate, held so close to the primary and on a night when so few people watch television is not good enough. Moreover, he said, the Andrews campaign reached out to NJN weeks ago and told them that they would accept any debate.Read More >
It was less than a year ago that Sandra B. Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for state Senate in the 33rd District, aided by Jersey City Mayor and newly christened Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Jerramiah Healy.
But less than six months after she assumed the office, Cunningham is considering joining the crowded quadrennial field of Jersey City mayoral candidates to run for the seat that her late husband, Glenn Cunningham, held just four years ago.
Cunningham did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but some of her recent actions have suggested that she's leaning towards making a run next year.Read More >
After launching a Web site yesterday tying Democratic primary challenger Rob Andrews to the Bush Administration’s Iraq policies, incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s campaign put out a press release today digging up some votes Andrews cast in the 1990s that they say demonstrate that he was an acolyte of then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
The release noted Andrews’s yes votes on four bills that were part of the Republicans’ Contract with America in January, 1995, and that he voted for the Contract’s provisions more than any other Democratic member of the New Jersey delegation. In three of the bills highlighted, Andrews was joined by at least one other New Jersey Democrat, although no other state Democrats joined him in voting against a balanced budget amendment.
“Andrews cast 31 votes with the GOP majority and against the Democratic minority on portions of the Contract with America,” read the release. “Among these were votes threatening the health and safety of disadvantaged children and the stability of Medicare and Medicaid.”Read More >
BELLEVILLE - All over town, the headquarters of candidates are shuttered on a Monday afternoon, with the exception of Paul "P.J." Mac Donald’s campaign digs on Washington Avenue.
The mood is grimly combative in this roomful of politicians and former cops as Mac Donald recounts what led him to this point, eight days before the May 13 election.
"There was an empty seat and some friends asked me if I’d be interested in running," he says. "I went down to the mayor’s office and sought his support. I called every public official and every one of them gave me his blessing.
"Then I called Caputo."Read More >
The Frank Lautenberg Senate campaign today turned down an open-ended debate invitation from Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind research center.
That marks the second event that Lautenberg has declined to participate in. The first was a joint forum sponsored by the Press of Atlantic City and Richard Stockton College, to be held on the college’s Pomona campus.
“What Andrews said was that he accepted the invitation and that he would debate anywhere, anytime. What we said to Lautenberg was that we would look with him to find any date that was convenient to him,” said Professor Peter Woolley, referring to the campaign staffs. “We could do almost any date. We were very flexible.”Read More >
Just in case you forgot that Rob Andrews was an early supporter of the Iraq War, incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s campaign set up a Web site to remind you about it.
The Web site prominently features a new take of President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign logo, replacing Vice President Dick Cheney’s name with Andrews. Next to it is are the images of Bush and Andrews side by side.
The site also features the now famous picture of Rob Andrews attending the Iraq War resolution signing in October, 2002, and a month’s worth of press releases hitting Andrews on Iraq.Read More >
Add New Jersey native and former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to the list of people who would like to see Gov. Chris Christie run for president.Read More >
Ramos campaign war chest in Newark mayorial race now more than $500,000 BELLEVILLE - Nanina's in the Park restaurant borders Branch Brook Park, where thousands of cherry blossoms bloom every spring. On Monday night, Newark mayoral candidate Anibal Ramos, Jr., blocks from the North Ward councilman's neighborhood, hoped that...
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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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