Coming late to the U.S. Senate race, political veteran Dick Zimmer formally kicked off his candidacy at the state house today.
"Welcome to day six of the Zimmer for Congress campaign," he said.
The announcement came on the tail of a stinging loss for Zimmer in his native Hunterdon County. Local Republicans there held a re-do vote last night to consider switching the party’s preference from rival Joe Pennacchio – who they had awarded the county line to in February – to Zimmer.Read More >
VINELAND - At their debate in the Ramada Inn here today, Mayor Perry Barse defended his administration’s master plan process in the face of an attack by opponent Robert Romano, who cited a judge’s ruling that the process was not transparent.
"The planning board had 16 open public meetings, held in Vineland City Council meetings, with opportunities for emails and phone-ins," said Barse. "We started the process a year ahead of time. The Vineland City Council chambers were full of residents, and many more watching at home. That’s my opinion."Read More >
The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Dick Zimmer has been engaging in “thuggery,” the campaign of Republican rival Joe Pennacchio said Thursday.
According to the Pennacchio side, when the campaign challenged the petitions turned in by former Republican candidate Andy Unanue last week, Dick Zimmer counsel Mark Sheridan accused Penniacchio campaign manager Mike Gallic of improperly practicing law without a license. Even after Gallic substituted the name of a registered lawyer on the complaint earlier this week, the Pennacchio aide says, Sheridan sent a letter through the Morris County Court detailing the charges against Galic – which, it just so happens, are punishable with jail time.Read More >
VINELAND - The only debate in the mayor’s contest is underway in this south Jersey city of 58,000, which pits Mayor Perry Barse against police lieutenant Robert Romano and former school board president Nick Girone.
Two-term incumbent Barse just finished his opening statement in an event sponsored by the Greater Vineland Area Chamber of Commerce at the local Ramada.Read More >
A Bergen County judge today invalidated the petition signatures of an alternate slate of Republican freeholder candidates in Bergen County that included Senate cadidate Murray Sabrin's wife.
The judge ruled that candidates Florence Sabrin and Paul Mladjenovic only had 94 valid signatures – six short of the 100 needed to get on the ballot. The two were running on a slate headed by Murray Sabrin, under the slogan “Constitutional Republicans Protecting the Liberty.”
“That’s the current decision,” said Sabrin spokesman George Ajjan.Read More >
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If you tried to vote earlier this morning and experienced technical difficulties, the system should be ready to accept your vote now.Read More >
Click on the image to the right to view my Debate Sketchpad from last night's 21st (and final?) Democratic Presidential Debate.Read More >
PolitickerNJ sits down this weekend with NJTV's Michael Aron for another addition of Reporters Roundtable.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 >
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