Biotech millionaire John Crowley is now close to entering the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, after receiving calls from several GOP Senators, including presidential candidate John McCain, urging him to run, according to Republican sources.
Other sources said that Crowley spoke with one Republican Senate candidate, Andy Unanue, tonight and told him that he is now likely to run. Unanue has told some GOP leaders that he would withdraw from the race if Crowley gets in.
Crowley spoke at length today with Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, who urged him to run and committed resources if he does. At least five other Republican Senators also reportedly lobbied Crowley, whose efforts to find a cure for a rare genetic disease that affects two of his three children has caused Republican leaders to view the political newcomer as a potentially strong Senate candidate.Read More >
Somerset County Democrats selected Montgomery Mayor Cecilia Birge and North Plainfield Councilman Doug Singleterry to run for Freeholder. In the Senate race, Somerset endorsed incumbent Frank Lautenberg over Rep. Rob Andrews in a voice vote; Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello was not nominated. Republicans hold their convention on Thursday night.Read More >
Gov. Jon Corzine and Democratic State Chairman Joseph Cryan said that they will continue to support Frank Lautenberg for re-election to the U.S. Senate, but stressed that Andrews is a quality candidate and that the winner of the Democratic primary would still beat the GOP nominee in November.
"Both Senator Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Rob Andrews are quality candidates with outstanding credentials who have both served the people of New Jersey with distinction,” said Corzine and Cryan. "Based on Senator Lautenberg's record of accomplishment in the Senate and his success in making a real difference in the lives of New Jersey families we will continue our strong support for his re-election. He has always fought for the people of New Jersey and we know that he will continue to fight for our best needs.”Read More >
Rob Andrews' statement announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate:
2008 is a year of great change in American politics. Millions of new voters have chosen to enter the political process as a means to make our country better.Read More >
As New Jersey elects a United States Senator this year, people from all over the state have expressed the desire to have real choices based on a positive, substantive campaign.
Today’s newspapers carry stories of "threats of retribution" against citizens who wish to engage in such a campaign. It is time that someone stood up to this kind of politics and stood for positive change in our country. We need to bring our troops home from Iraq’s civil war, fix our broken economy, and bring people of all backgrounds together in the great common cause of making our country better.
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.
The man reported to be at the center of a controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge is resigning from the Port Authority, according to published reports.Read More >
Lance looking to ensure CD 3 ‘remains in Republican hands’ LAWRENCEVILLE – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) was no stranger on the campaign trail for Steve Lonegan. When the former Bogota mayor made a bid for the U.S. Senate, Lance traveled outside of his district to celebrate Lonegan’s primary...
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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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