All but counted out in his district 8 state Senate race, Assemblyman Fran Bodine threw aside a dysfunctional microphone and declared in a booming voice his willingness to fight Wednesday night in front of an audience of mostly senior citizens in the gated community of Leisuretown in Southampton.
His opposition was subdued, even silent.
Sitting on a lead according to internal GOP polling, confident in the knowledge that the district tilts in his direction, and fearful of being captured by what Republicans said might be the presence of a hidden video camera wielded by the Democrats, GOP state Senate candidate Phil Haines kept his mouth shut.Read More >
The Atlantic City Democratic Committee tonight voted to send the names of City Administrator Domenic Cappella, Democratic Municipal Chairman Scott Evans, and former City Councilwoman Barbara Hudgins -- all allies of Craig Callaway's political machine -- to the City Council as possible replacements for Robert Levy. Levy resigned as Mayor earlier this month amidst a series of scandals. The City Council has until November 9 to consider the choices; if they can't agree, the municipal party committee could pick a new Mayor.Read More >
Gov. Jon S. Corzine will be appoint a Republican member to the Election Law Enforcement Commission on an interim basis in the next few days, according to Lilo Stainton, his spokeswoman.
Corzine will officially nominate a new member when the Senate reconvenes during the lame duck session. Stainton said she does not know who the person will be.Read More >
Frederick Herrmann, executive director of the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, says the Fair and Clean Elections program enables his staff and him to decide whether a candidate participating in the clean elections program may receive rescue funds to combat a third party action.
His day-to-day operating decisions are reviewable by the four-member commission, which is currently composed of three commissoners - two Democrats and one Republican - since the other Republican resigned in September to assume another government position.Read More >
The Home News Tribune split its Assembly endorsements in the 14th district today, picking incumbent Democrat Linda Greenstein and Republican Adam Bushman.
The paper focused mainly on the Greenstein’s record on ethics reform, noting that Greenstein teamed up with Republican state Sen. Peter Inverso to get a piece of pay-to-play legislation that she sponsored in the Assembly put up for a vote in the Senate. Bushman, the paper said, espouses similarly strong ideas on ethics reform and “is the most emphatic among the Assembly contenders in the belief that government at all levels can and must rein in spending and taxes.”Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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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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