Jersey City Councilman Steven Fulop put the speculation that he will wage a primary challenge against freshman Congressman Albio Sires to bed today.
“I can tell you unequivocally that I’m not doing it,” said Fulop. “It’s not practical, and being realistic there are more things I’d like to do on the municipal level…. It’s just not about climbing the political ladder.”
There has been talk in political circles that the Hudson County Democratic Organization would field Fulop, a constant critic of the group, to take on Sires so that Fulop would not run for Jersey City Mayor against incumbent Jerramiah Healy, who chairs the HCDO. Sires is a supporter of Union City Mayor/Assemblyman/State Senate candidate Brian Stack, a rival political boss currently warring with Healy’s organization.Read More >
Atlantic City Councilmen Bruce Ward is asking the state Superior Court to declare the Office of the Mayor vacant, which would permit City Council President William Marsh to assume the position of acting mayor.
Mayor Bob Levy signed seven ordinances and then disappeared from public view on Wednesday, September 26, amid rumors that the federal government is investigating his service record benefits. His attorney, Edwin Jacobs, has said that Levy is in an undisclosed medical facility.Read More >
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani continue to hold substantial leads in New Jersey's February 5, 2008 presidential primaries, according to a new Strategic Vision poll released today. Clinton leads Barack Obama by a 52%-21% margin among Democrats (John Edwards is at 7% and Bill Richardson at 5%), while Republicans give Giuliani a 53%-11% advantage over Fred Thompson. John McCain and Mitt Romney each have 7%.
In New Jersey, President George W. Bush has an upside-down overall job approval rating of 18%-71%. Seven out of ten voters disapprove of his handling of the economy, 69% disapprove of his handling of the war in Iraq, and 57% want a U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq within six mohths. But New Jersey voters, by a 49%-41% margin, approve of Bush's handling of the war on terrorism.Read More >
If it wasn’t for the gift of anonymity, it wouldn’t be wise for someone with an easily bruised ego to venture down to the comments section at the bottom of each of this Web site’s stories, where partisan punches tend to fly.
But in between blowing off steam, some frequent commenters have found that, on occasion, they actually have had some informative discussions, and that what they write here can sometimes impact campaigns and news cycle – whether it’s insider gossip or criticism of a reporter’s story.
Some have even developed personas and have gathered their own followings. Take DinoPCrocetti, the anonymous conservative commenter, whose alias is an homage to his idol, Dean Martin. He started his own blog, Dino’s Forum, after this site’s own pseudononymous administrator blocked his posts last summer. Under PoliticsNJ.com's new ownership he’s back.Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
Christie cuts Jersey Shore reopening ribbon on “Today’ Show Gov. Chris Christie is walking the Jersey shore Friday morning along with members of the TODAY show. The governor is appearing on the morning news program ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The TODAY show appearance is the first of...
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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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