One of Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero’s top political lieutenants has endorsed Rob Andrews for U.S. Senate in the June 3 Democratic primary. Paul Sarlo, a State Senator who represents parts of Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties, becomes the sixth State Senator from North Jersey to formally back Andrews against incumbent Frank Lautenberg.Read More >
BRIDGEWATER - The frontrunners like to call it a three-way race.
Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon), Summit Councilwoman Kelly Hatfield and businesswoman Kate Whitman each won Hunterdon, Union and Middlesex respectively in their quest to be the Republican nominee in the 7th Congressional District.
Tonight’s Somerset County Republican Convention will likely thin the ranks of contenders and give one of the frontrunners a solid leg up on the rest of the nine-person field.
With only the Somerset convention remaining in a district that encompasses portions of four counties, the pressure to secure the endorsement of this county’s committee is on Whitman, who lives in Peapack-Gladstone.
After all, Lance won his home county of Hunterdon, and Hatfield won her home county of Union.Read More >
Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero said today that Frank Lautenberg will be on the line in Bergen because he won the convention prior to Rob Andrews' entry in the U.S. Senate race.
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With the entry of Congressman Rob Andrews into the race for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate, many have expressed themselves with passion and intensity regarding his challenge to Senator Lautenberg.
Bergen County Democratic Organization Chariman Joseph Ferriero told PoltiickerNJ.com moments ago that he is endorsing Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
"Yes, you will be receiving my statement from Lautenberg," said Ferriero in response to the question of whether he intends to endorse the senator.
The statement arrived directly and in part included Ferriero's commitment to the U.S. Senate candidate selected during the county convention process.
"I have determined that it would be precipitously inappropriate and
contrary to the Bergen County Democratic Organization bylaws to convene a second nominating convention to consider both of these candidates," the chairman said in his statement, referring to Lautenberg and U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, who yesterday announced his primary challenge of the senator.
Camden County Republicans have endorsed Andy Unanue for U.S. Senate, putting the Goya Foods millionaire on the organization line in the June 3 GOP primary. GOP County Chairman Rick DeMichele said he decided on the endorsment after consulting with his municipal chairs and elected officials.Read More >
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s inspector general is launching its own investigation into the lane closure controversy on the George Washington Bridge.Read More >
Sires erupts on Obama after Castro handshake incident U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) wasn't happy with President Barack Obama for shaking the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at a South African memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela earlier today. "I'm very disappointed that the President would...
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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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