Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer has endorsed Frank Lautenberg for re-election to the United States Senate. “I support Sen. Frank Lautenberg 100 percent," Palmer said. "He has been there for Trenton each and every single day fighting for our city and our residents."Read More >
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Rob Andrews, a ten-term Congressman from Camden County, will challenge incumbent Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Andrews, 50, said on Monday that he was considering a campaign against the 84-year-old four-term Senator.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both narrowly lead John McCain in New Jersey, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released this morning.
In head-to-head match-ups, Clinton and Obama both beat McCain by 5 point margins – with Clinton having 48% to McCain’s 43%, and Obama having 47% to McCain’s 42%. Obama appears to draw more from independents, while Clinton has stronger support from the state’s Democratic base.
That differs from a Rasmussen poll released earlier this week that shows John McCain leading both Clinton and Obama, though within the poll's margin of error.Read More >
The candidates running for mayor in Orange are schedule to participate in a forum Thursday sponsored by the Rev. Reginald Jackson at St. Matthew’s AME Church.
Local clergy members will pose questions to the six invited candidates at the event, which begins at 7 p.m.
At-Large Councilman Donald Page plans to attend the forum.
"It’s a legitimate debate," said Page spokesman Michael Vieira.Read More >
State Sen. Paul Sarlo, a close political ally of Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero, will endorse Rob Andrews for U.S. Senate after a formal announcement of his candidacy, according to sources close to the campaign. Ferriero had been expected to back Andrews, but is now likely to endorse Lautenberg after feeling considerable pressure from key backers of incumbent Frank Lautenberg, including Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Steve Rothman.Read More >
Updated: Two State Senators from Middlesex County, Robert Smith and Barbara Buono, have endorsed Rob Andrews for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. A third Senator, Joseph Vitale, is expected to join them.
"We have the privilege of representing the people of Middlesex County and know their concerns well. We respect the service of Senator Frank Lautenberg in all respects. After consulting with our communities and carefully considering the options, we have concluded that New Jersey and the country need new leadership and thus we will support your campaign for the United States Senate," Smith and Buono wrote in a letter to Andrews.
"While effectively serving your congressional district, you have always remained dedicated to all New Jersey residents, especially when it comes to issues such as education, healthcare, the environment and the interests of our seniors. Your unique knowledge of such a broad range of issues facing New Jersey and the country is truly invaluable, which makes you a great candidate to serve the entire state of New Jersey," the Senator said. "Your record as a legislator and your unwavering commitment to the residents of New Jersey over the past 18 years has earned you the respect of residents throughout the state. We believe it is time to give the voters of New Jersey a choice in this year's primary, and thus we want to make public our endorsement for your candidacy to seek the Democratic nomination for United States Senate. We are proud to stand with you in a positive, substantive campaign to change New Jerse and the nation for the better."
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Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) this week announced the appointment of Sonia Das as her chief-of-staff.Read More >
Former Mayor Gibson endorses Baraka for mayor if Newark NEWARK - Former Mayor Ken Gibson tonight formally backed South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka for mayor of Newark at a campaign event at the Robert Treat Hotel. "I'm endorsing Ras Baraka for mayor," Gibson told PolitickerNJ.com in the Crystal Ballroom. "He...
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By Cid Wilson It is disappointing to see Gov. Chris Christie backtrack on his support for the New Jersey DREAM Act after campaigning to say that he supports tuition equality for all in the final weeks before his re-election. But his reasons for... Read More >
"It's incredible, it's a dream. I would never have imagined that I would be running for mayor, but to have Ken Gibson say that, I didn't expect it. Having Ken Gibson on my side is the ultimate reference check. It's the ultimate in street credibility. Mr. Gibson said it, when he was running for mayor, people said that they weren't ready, but Mr. Gibson said 'ready or not, here I come.' I think that's apropos for my campaign. Newark is ready for this." Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
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