United States Attorney Chris Christie issued a statement today clarifying a remark he made at a public forum in Dover over the weekend.
At the event, sponsored by the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey and hosted by the United Methodist Church at Dover, The Star-Ledger quoted Christie saying that "being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime.”
In today’s statement, The U.S. Attorney’s office wrote that being here without proper documentation and sneaking across the United States border are not the same.Read More >
While the largest branch of the Communications Workers of America backed Rob Andrews for Senate last week, two of the union’s smaller locals stuck with incumbent Frank Lautenberg.
On Friday, CWA Locals 1039 and 1032 endorsed the incumbent Senator. Combined, the two have about 12,000 members.Read More >
When Rep. Chris Smith was first elected to the House, he was brand new to the Washington scene. But after 27 years of representing New Jersey in Congress, Smith has spent almost half of his life living in Virginia.
Smith is in his home state only a small fraction of the time. That is a point that the congressman conceded in an interview with PolitickerNJ.com, but he said his virtual absence from the 4th District is a sacrifice he makes for its residents and to be near his family.
“I’m on assignment here. I fight for New Jersey in Washington,” Smith said. “I want to fight for my constituents and make a difference in Washington.”Read More >
Democratic Senate challenger Rep. Rob Andrews continues to hit his primary opponent, Frank Lautenberg, for not yet agreeing to an aggressive debate schedule.
But Lautenberg’s campaign countered that they’re trying to fit a debate schedule in with Senate business, noting that Andrews has spent his time campaigning instead of casting votes in the House.
Andrews has even gone so far as to set up a hotline to keep track of the “missing Senator,” and said that he’s heard mixed messages from the Senator and his campaign staff about whether they will participate in debates.
"Effective today we are encouraging all New Jersey Democrats to call and email us if they find Senator Lautenberg and tell us what his latest excuse is on why he won’t debate Congressman Andrews,” said an Andrews press release.Read More >
Leading up to the March 31st Federal Election Commission deadline, Senate candidate Joe Pennacchio raised only $107,710.
At the end of last month, Pennacchio had $25,081 cash-on-hand.
While those numbers appear to contradict the fundraising information the campaign released earlier this month -- which showed Pennacchio having raised $361,710 and having 279,081 -- Pennacchio said that wasn’t the case.
During the two weeks between the FEC’s cut off date and his campaign’s release of the fundraising totals, Pennacchio loaned himself an unspecified amount of money that may account for the discrepancy. As noted by Pennacchio’s campaign when the information was released, that total included two weeks after the FEC's cut off date.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 >
Lance looking to ensure CD 3 ‘remains in Republican hands’ LAWRENCEVILLE – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) was no stranger on the campaign trail for Steve Lonegan. When the former Bogota mayor made a bid for the U.S. Senate, Lance traveled outside of his district to celebrate Lonegan’s primary...
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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 >
"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."- Nelson Mandela
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