In a general election match-up, Hillary Clinton leads Rudy Giuliani by 10 points in New Jersey -- by a margin of 49% to 39% -- according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released this morning.
Both candidates remain far ahead of the presidential pack in New Jersey, while President Bush’s approval rating plummeted to a new low of 19%.
Clinton leads her nearest Democratic rival, Barack Obama, amongst Democratic voters by 52% to 31%. That’s seven points higher than Clinton’s lead in the institute’s August poll. Other recent polls have her leading by similar margins. Giuliani’s domination of the Republican field is even greater. He leads the next most popular Republican presidential candidate in the state, John McCain, by a margin of 54% to 12%.Read More >
Assemblyman Jim Whelan is getting big money from the Democratic Party for his State Senate campaign, but the former Mayor of Atlantic City says he's never been bought, and won't be now.Read More >
Political reformers don't make many friends among their fellow elected officials in this state. The moment someone tries to stand above the fracas is when that person becomes a target of both parties - and the bosses behind both parties.
Sen. Ellen Karcher ousted Republican Co-Senate President John O. Bennett II, after beating George E. Norcross’ candidate in the Democratic primary, Oceanport Mayor Gordon Gemma. Norcross tried to bring Karcher into his fold and she wouldn't budge. Instead she forged an alliance with Senate President Richard Codey.
This week, Karcher is in trouble in her re-election bid, with some polls showing her six to nine points behind Republican Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck. Despite the Karcher campaign's efforts to drag Beck's numbers down with New York market attack ads the campaign has run since October 15th, Beck's campaign isn't crumbling, or showing any signs of fissure.Read More >
The roots run deep in Atlantic County, and the so-called softies on the golf courses in the suburban towns still bear traces of the barrier city, where gamblers learn to live another day even when they don't have money.
Republican Sen. James "Sonny" McCullough had his "Students for Sonny" in T-shirts in the lobby of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Thursday night, scene of his Chamber of Commerce debate in the 2nd district with Democratic Assemblyman Jim Whelan.
McCullough wasn't supposed to be in the race at this point. Democrats figured family strife within his own party would deep-six him by now. After all, the man McCullough replaced, state Sen. Bill Gormley, was all but actively campaigning against him, and Assemblyman Frank Blee was likewise still steamed at McCullough for wresting party control away from Camp Gormley.
The three Congressmen most often mentioned for a seat in the United States Senate -- Rob Andrews, Frank Pallone and Steven Rothman -- have endorsed Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg for re-election to another six year term in 2008. But that doesn't mean a whole lot: none of the three were giving even slight consideration to challenging the 83 3/4-year-old Senator in the Democratic primary, and were just waiting in the wings in case the man who wants to serve until he's ninety -- at least -- decided he wasn't going to run. That could still happen, but don't count on Lautenberg, who was miserable during his brief two-year retirement after the 2000 election, to leave -- something Andrews, Pallone and Rothman seem to understand, albeit with some frustration.Read More >
In the 2nd district, the Democratic candidates for the Assembly have clearly identified Republican engineer Vince Polistina as their chief target, whom they're trying to define as a taxpayer bilking machine.
The Dems are running an ad on FOX television that slams Assembly candidate Polistina for fulfilling public contracts - some of them no-bid contracts, according to the ad.
"Oh, yeah," the ad says. "Vince Polistina has been donating to Republicans for years."Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
Christie cuts Jersey Shore reopening ribbon on “Today’ Show Gov. Chris Christie is walking the Jersey shore Friday morning along with members of the TODAY show. The governor is appearing on the morning news program ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The TODAY show appearance is the first of...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
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