The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ) announced their legislative race endorsements earlier this week.
The groups backed incumbents in every competitive district. Most candidates picked were Democrats, except for Bill Baroni in district 14, Caroline Casagrande in district 14 and the entire incumbent Republican slate in district 39.Read More >
Former Corzine administration official Malik Cupid pled guilty yesterday to two counts of eavesdropping, according to the district attorney of Westchester County, New York.
Cupid, who served as Gov. Corzine’s cabinet liaison and as chief of staff to Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, was originally charged with four counts of grand larceny for assuming his ex-girlfriend’s identity and stealing $1,400 from her account while she was actively serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Cupid also logged on to his ex-girlfriend’s America Online account to read her emails.
The case made national headlines because of the coincidence of someone with the name Cupid being charged with scamming his girlfriend on Valentines Day.Read More >
Some critics of Gov. Jon S. Corzine have said that the injuries sustained in his April car accident have softened the public’s feelings towards him. And at a press conference today, Corzine did not shy away from using the analogy of his own injury to defend his record.
Corzine, who came into office on a reform platform, has faced criticism by Republicans for not doing enough to advance promised reforms in Trenton. But Corzine countered the charges of abandoning his agenda by likening reform to the slow process of healing from his April car accident.
“I feel pretty good about where we are on those things. Do I feel satisfied? No. Is there a lot of work to do? Yes,” said Corzine. “It’s like this leg. Every day I work on this leg to make sure that it gets stronger, more flexible and better. But I’m not out running a 100-yard dash with it.”Read More >
As Rudy Giuliani slowly made his way past the media crush to the entrance of the Redwood Inn in Bridgewater, a reporter asked him if he had seen the Quinnipiac poll released today that had him running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in New Jersey.
“You know what I look at? The one that has me ahead by about 35 percent in the Republican primary,” said Giuliani. “I think that all the polls in Democratic states demonstrate one thing very clearly: that I’m the most competitive Republican candidate. I’m the only Republican candidate that can win in all 50 states.”
Giuliani made a brief stop over at a $75-a-head fundraiser in Bridgewater to say thank you to the Somerset County Republican Organization, who, in January, became the first county organization in the state to throw their support behind him. Afterwards, he was off to raise money for himself at a private house party simulcast across the country.Read More >
Add U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's name to the list of Democrats around the state unhappy with the choice of Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell as state party chairman.Read More >
Shavar Jeffries launches 2014 mayoral campaign in Newark NEWARK - The Boys and Girls clubs hosted the professionally staged announcement for Shavar Jeffries’ Mayoral candidacy announcement. Over 400 supporters packed the gym, some of whom had already committed to the candidate, while others were still undecided. Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com http://www.politickernj.com/65777/shavar-jeffries-launches-2014-campaign-mayor-son-newark...
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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 >
"I'm beyond disgusted by his choice." - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Paterson Councilman Anthony Davis' decision to back Gov. Chris Christie.- PolitickerNJ.com
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