TOMS RIVER: Two Republican Primary candidates in the 3rd Congressional District engaged in a verbal sidewalk scuffle after Medford Mayor Chris Myers took his frustration over opponent Jack Kelly’s public work record into the heart of Kelly’s home county.
It was a shift in strategy for Myers, who has mostly played defense for the past few weeks as Kelly hurled pointed critiques of Myers’s record across county lines. Today, Kelly, an Ocean County freeholder, was the object of his Burlington opponent’s counter-attack.
Trying to strike a contrasting pose to what he has described as Myers’s propensity to shrink behind surrogates, Kelly went to the Ocean County Courthouse to directly take on Myers’s complaints.
Myers had plenty of them.Read More >
JACKSON - After a mild-mannered opening presentation by Democrat Michael Kafton, Republican Councilwoman Emily Ingram savaged Kafton’s record in their fifth and last debate at a Jackson senior citizens’ complex tonight.
Her opening salvo provided only temporary cover from Kafton’s return fire, which the challenger appeared to relish - and which also appeared to galvanize Ingram - sparking a charged-up back and forth that a fatigued senior citizen at the microphone finally called disappointing.
That prompted applause from the crowd of 50 seniors.Read More >
The State Supreme Court today ruled against a Democratic State Committee appeal that argued that, in primaries, counties should allow the organization-supported candidates preeminent placement on the ballot.
Andrews was unsuccessful in his challenge to separate Senate candidates from those for lower offices on the ballot, leaving Lautenberg’s advantage of having the line in northern counties in place. But today’s decision means that, although Lautenberg will maintain his spot on the county line, that line's placement on the ballot will be determined at random.Read More >
United States Rep. Frank Pallone endorsed Dennis Shulman in the fifth district Democratic congressional primary.
Shulman, a rabbi and psychologist who’s been blind since childhood, faces Camille Abate for the nomination to take on Republican incumbent E. Scott Garrett.
"I find so much to admire in Dennis's story and message," said Pallone in a press release. "Residents of Northern New Jersey deserve much better representation than what they are getting from Scott Garrett. Dennis' passionate willingness to fight for hardworking families, to end the war in Iraq and to address critical environmental issues is exactly what we need to defeat Congressman Garrett this fall."Read More >
Rob Andrews finally got an answer from Frank Lautenberg about participating in debates, but it wasn’t the one he wanted to hear.
The Lautenberg campaign yesterday turned down a debate offered jointly by Richard Stockton College and the Press of Atlantic City, saying that the dates offered- May 5th and 6th – conflicted with Lautenberg’s Senate schedule.
“When I got into this race I challenged the incumbent Senator to a minimum of seven debates. He has danced, bobbed, weaved hidden and we really had no answer until yesterday,” said Andrews in a conference call with reporters. “Yesterday, for the first time, we have a definitive answer, and it’s the wrong one.”Read More >
Frank Lautenberg won the endorsement of two labor organizations today: the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the United Transportation Union (UTU).
Combined, the unions have about 10,000 members
"The Senator's record in support of our members at Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Conrail and Coach USA Bus Companies is unprecedented. His support and leadership in Washington D.C. has helped bring the financial resources home to New Jersey not only for our members but all residents of New Jersey,” said UTU State Legislative Director Daniel J. O'ConnelState Legislative Director Daniel J. O'ConnelRead More >
South Jersey Democrats threw a punch at Chris Myers today, just as the third district Republican congressional candidate was getting ready to hold a press conference hitting back at Jack Kelly, his Republican rival for the nomination.
Burlington County Democratic Chairman Rick Perr today slammed Myers as a “pawn” of Republican bosses for accepting money from the “Corrupt Burlington County GOP Machine.”
At issue are two donations that show up in Myers’s Federal Election Commission filings: $2,300 from former Burlington County Republican Chairman Glenn Paulsen, and $2,300 former Burlington County Bridge Commission Chairman J. Garfield DeMarco.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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"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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