TRENTON - The Lautenberg campaign today took exception to Andrews's people describing the congressman's kickoff as an event reserved for family as opposed to politicians.
"Camille Andrews is a politician," said Lautenberg spokesperson Julie Roginsky of the candidate's wife, who's running for her husband's District 1 congressional seat, and who stood with Andrews in Trenton today.
Answering criticism that he appears to be installing Camille Andrews as a placeholder while he runs for the U.S. Senate, the congressman repeated his promise to not reclaim his House seat should he fail in his June 3 primary bid against Lautenberg.Read More >
Less than an hour after Rep. Rob Andrews formally kicked off his Democratic primary campaign in Trenton, 84-year-old incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg turned out one quarter of the women in the U.S. Senate to stump for him today at a Newark fundraiser.
Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) spoke at the $500-per-head show of force at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Lautenberg staffers said the event is expected to raise at least $200,000 for the campaign – part of the $1 million in fundraising commitments that Lautenberg has gotten since Andrews started his challenge. That’s on top of the $4.3 million he already had in the bank.Read More >
TRENTON - U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate here today in the State House Annex, boasting a plan to get America out of Iraq, a record in opposition to what he cited as damaging trade agreements, and a specific strategy to provide people with better heath care.
"Since the first of the year, 10,000 New Jerseayans have lost their jobs, 70 people who are connected in some way to New Jersey have lost their lives in the ongoing carnage of Iraq, tonight more than 1 million New Jerseyans will go to bed without health insurance," said the 50-year old Andrews, who is challenging U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic Primary.Read More >
Third district Republican congressional candidate Jack Kelly took Republican rival Chris Myer to task today for donating money to Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
According to campaign finance reports, Myers, the mayor of Medford and an executive at defense contractor Lockheed-Martin, donated $500 to Lautenberg in January, 2007.
As someone who has dedicated their life to the Republican Party and public service, it baffles me how ‘a conservative Republican’ and ‘Washington outsider’ could personally contribute to the liberal ‘Washington insider Frank Lautenberg,’” said Kelly in a press release. “It is clear that I am the candidate in this race who truly believes in the principles of the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan, not the Democrat Party of Hillary Clinton.”Read More >
The moment Medford Mayor Chris Myers stepped into the third district congressional primary, most insiders picked himas the favorite Republican to continue retiring Rep. Jim Saxton’s legacy.
Even after Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly entered the GOP race with the support of his large Republican county’s powerful organization support , Myers managed to maintain the mantle of frontrunner, winning the coveted line in his native Burlington County, along with neighboring Camden County -- which only has one town in the district, albeit a large one: Cherry Hill.
But fundraising totals reported by the Press of Atlantic City on Wednesday suggest a race much closer than initially expected.
According to the report, Myers has raised $334,786.77 and has $288,000 on hand. Meanwhile, Kelly has raised approximately $306,000, and has $281,000 on hand.Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com readers get to decide who the smartest member of the New Jersey Legislature is!
The PolitickerNJ.com Smartest Legislator Tournament is intended to be a contest of sheer intelligence – an online, interactive contest among readers to determine New Jersey’s most intellectually talented state legislator. This is not about political parties, vote-getting abilities, fundraising prowess, legislative achievements, or personal popularity – it’s a contest to look at the minds of the legislators. Think about their ability to reason, to solve problems, to comprehend complicated ideas, to think abstractly, to articulate their views, and to learn. Consider their personal wisdom, their knowledge, and their ability to deal with cognitive complexity.
We’ve put 64 of New Jersey’s 120 legislators into four divisions of sixteen legislators. The regions are named after four truly brilliant legislators of the past: Perskie, Gormley, Wiley and DeKorte.
You can vote in each of the matchups, starting with Round 1 on April 17-21 – but only once every ten minutes. Round 2 will run April 22-23, Sweet Sixteen on April 24-35, Elite 8 on April 26-28, Final 4 on April 29, and Finals on April 30.
Today: a wildcard contest for the 64th slot between two members of the State Assembly –Scott Rudder (R-Burlington) and Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex). CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON THE WILDCARDRead More >
PolitickerNJ extends condolences to Shavar Jeffries and his family.Read More >
Bergen GOP Rivals Donovan and Yudin declare peace pact for 2014 campaignHACKENSACK - On a snowy day in Bergen County's capital, Hackensack still did not freeze over. But for many political observers of Bergen's strife-torn Republican Party, Hell did.Longtime GOP rivals Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Bergen Republican...
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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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