BELLEVILLE - All over town, the headquarters of candidates are shuttered on a Monday afternoon, with the exception of Paul "P.J." Mac Donald’s campaign digs on Washington Avenue.
The mood is grimly combative in this roomful of politicians and former cops as Mac Donald recounts what led him to this point, eight days before the May 13 election.
"There was an empty seat and some friends asked me if I’d be interested in running," he says. "I went down to the mayor’s office and sought his support. I called every public official and every one of them gave me his blessing.
"Then I called Caputo."Read More >
The Frank Lautenberg Senate campaign today turned down an open-ended debate invitation from Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind research center.
That marks the second event that Lautenberg has declined to participate in. The first was a joint forum sponsored by the Press of Atlantic City and Richard Stockton College, to be held on the college’s Pomona campus.
“What Andrews said was that he accepted the invitation and that he would debate anywhere, anytime. What we said to Lautenberg was that we would look with him to find any date that was convenient to him,” said Professor Peter Woolley, referring to the campaign staffs. “We could do almost any date. We were very flexible.”Read More >
Just in case you forgot that Rob Andrews was an early supporter of the Iraq War, incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s campaign set up a Web site to remind you about it.
The Web site prominently features a new take of President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign logo, replacing Vice President Dick Cheney’s name with Andrews. Next to it is are the images of Bush and Andrews side by side.
The site also features the now famous picture of Rob Andrews attending the Iraq War resolution signing in October, 2002, and a month’s worth of press releases hitting Andrews on Iraq.Read More >
United States Senate candidate Joe Pennacchio hit rival Republican Murray Sabrin for “religious bigotry” today.
At issue is a press release Sabrin put out yesterday, the Catholic holy day of Ascension Sunday. In the release, Sabrin bolstered his pro-life credentials by reflecting “on the millions of unborn children whose lives are destroyed each year through abortions.”
Sabrin went on to criticize his two Republican rivals: Dick Zimmer for being pro-choice, and Joe Pennacchio for having written in favor of distributing the abortion drug RU-486 in his 1991 work A Nationalist Agenda -- which Sabrin referred to as a “fascist manifesto.”
“I, as a Catholic, take offense to Murray Sabrin using my religion to make a political point. He used the Ascension to make a point which was shameful and subtly bigoted. It shows his total lack of respect and tolerance for my Catholic faith,” Pennacchio said. “Even for Murray this crosses the line.”Read More >
Republican Senate candidate Murray Sabrin wants to wish you a happy May 5th – specifically not a happy Cinco de Mayo.
Sabrin plans to use the occasion – the date of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla – to rally his supporters against illegal immigration and outline his five point immigration reform plan at a press conference this afternoon in Mount Holly.
“The U.S. Constitution was written in English and these powerful words bind our nation together. As someone who immigrated legally to the United States as a boy whose second language was English, my family was proud to assimilate into American culture and learn English,” he said in a press release (Sabrin, the son of Jewish holocaust survivors, immigrated to the United States from Poland when he was two-years-old).Read More >
Zhifei Li, the owner of an antique business in China, pleaded guilty today to organizing an illegal wildlife smuggling conspiracy in which 30 rhinoceros horns and numerous objects made from rhino horn and elephant ivory worth more than $4.5 million were smuggled from the United States to China.Read More >
Christie on bridge controversy: ‘I know you guys are obsessed with this, I’m not’ TRENTON – There’s “no doubt” in Gov. Chris Christie’s mind that the controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge is being used by New Jersey Democrats as partisan game. “Inside the Statehouse there’s...
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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 >
"I know you guys are obsessed with this. I'm not." - Gov. Chris Christie on the George Washington Bridge story.- PolitickerNJ.com
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