The candidates in the state Senate, Assembly and Atlantic County executive's races will compete in debates Thursday evening at Stockton College in Pomona.
In this contentious 2nd legislative district, the contest between Republican state Sen. James "Sonny" McCullough and Democratic Assemblyman Jim Whelan commands particular attention.Read More >
They may not be getting a profusion of dollars from the state Democratic Committee, but district 11 Assembly candidates John Pirnat of Brielle and John Napolitani of Interlaken tomorrow will welcome Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to speak on their behalf at a private fund-raising event, according to Pirnat.
Pirnat, the business agent and recording secretary on the executive board of local Teamsters Union 177, is running in part on a platform of jobs training and jobs creation in the hard luck shore towns here.Read More >
Andy Warhol said we get 15 minutes of fame, but last week when they went on television to tape a segment of about that length on Channel 9, it was 15 minutes of torturous talking over each other for district 12 state Senate candidates Sen. Ellen Karcher and Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck.Read More >
It’s official. Anne Evans Estabrook is running for U.S. Senate.
Although she has not yet issued a formal announcement, Estabrook put out a press release today saying that she has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, transforming her exploratory committee into a senatorial campaign. That makes her the first Republican to officially announce against Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg in 2008.
Other potential Republican candidates include state Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
In a press release, Estabrook touted her experience as CEO of Elberon Development Co. and as chair of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce to show that, although she’s a political newcomer, she’s ready for the job.
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Gov. Jon Corzine will name Gabriella Morris, the president of The Prudential Foundation and corporate vice president of the Community Resources unit of Prudential Insurance Company of America, to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. She will take the seat of Judge Theodore Davis, who resigned to become Chief Operating Officer of Camden.Read More >
Missing from Friday’s Ledger and Record stories about the failure by the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards to reopen an investigation into Sen. Joseph Coniglio was any mention of earlier promises by leadership to independently review the Legislative Code of Ethics.
BTW, recommendations were promised by June . . . that’s June 2007.
Hey, it’s tough to meet deadlines when constantly being distracted by subpoenas and agents rifling through your files.
The examination has seemingly disappeared into a news Black Hole.Read More >
On Sunday, after attending a service at St. Stephen AME Zion Church in Asbury Park, the men went to the brick wall of a convenience store in Asbury, and acknowledged the name of Justin Johnson.
Johnson, 19, a resident of Atlantic Avenue, died of a gunshot wound last Thursday in Old Village, and now his name is scrawled on a piece of cardboard taped with a balloon to that wall with others who were the victims of gang shootings.
A woman stopped by to look at the messages for the dead left on the wall. Her brother was also killed and his picture is there, and the men listened to her story in this campaign season, in this town devastated by gang violence.
Democrats John Villapiano, John Napolitani and John Pirnat - the three Johns, as they call themselves - are not the favorites in this seaside legislative race. The senate candidate Villipiano is up against a popular legislator in Assemblyman Sean Kean, and lacks significant financial support from the state committee.
By a 3-1 margin, New Jersey voters oppose higher state income and sales taxes for increased aid to cities and towns, and 23% support higher income and sales taxes while 69% oppose them, according to poll conducted by Americans for Prosperity.
“These results show New Jersey voters in all 21 counties and across all demographics reject the conventional wisdom of the past forty years that income and sales taxes need to increased in order to provide so-called ‘property tax relief’,” noted Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, executive director of Americans for Prosperity who sponsored the survey.Read More >
Dems warn Christie will tack right if re-elected ATLANTIC CITY – Democratic Party officials came together in Southern Jersey Friday evening to rally behind the state lawmaker set to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Sen. Barbara Buono was surrounded in Atlantic City by top party officials who say it’s...
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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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