Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Adler says he will challenge twelve-term Rep. Jim Saxton next year, setting up another competitive House race in a state where incumbents were expected to have a free ride until the 2010 census.
"Last November, the American people sent a clear message to Washington that we want a change in direction in Iraq and here at home," Adler said in a statement released today. "Unfortunately our Congressman, Jim Saxton refuses to listen. It's time for a change, it's time for New Jersey families to have a Member of Congress who fights for their values in Washington."Read More >
Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez were among 25 Senate Democrats who voted against a resolution supporting Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. military forces in Iraq, and condemning personal attacks on Petreaus "and all members of the United States Armed Forces."
"This from the party that claims to support our troops," said David Randall, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.Read More >
The Democratic candidate for Burlington County Freeholder has blasted his GOP opponent for allowing his campaign to be "financed and managed" by GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson, whose former lobbying partner has pleaded guilty to bilking the Burlington County Bridge Commission of over $2 million.
Dr. Tom Bader says that Republican Joe Donnelly's recent campaign mailer was paid for by "Choice for Change," which shares an address with the Republican State Committee. He wants The Strategy Group, where Wilson and Robert Stears once worked, to return what he calls "stolen money."
"No comment," she said, when asked if Hackett, who was arrested earlier this month on bribery charges, should resign his post as Mayor of Orange.
What about Gov. Jon Corzine? Should he release his email correspondence with his former girlfriend, CWA President Carla Katz?
"No comment," Jasey said. "That wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment on."
And would she support Joe Roberts for another term as Assembly Speaker? Again, Jasey had no comment.Read More >
At the last Jersey City Municipal Council meeting, Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop did not get a warm reception. That’s not unusual for Fulop, who has been a consistent adversary of many Jersey City politicians since he was elected to the council in 2005.
But this time it was personal.
Fulop had just introduced a resolution that would have banned dual public office holding, personal use of city vehicles and required former city officials to wait three years after leaving the city’s employment before they could lobby the city. If passed, Jersey City would have the strictest ethics measure in the state, said Fulop.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 >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
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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 >
"That's state money and the speaker has never raised an objection to that, and now all of a sudden she objects to her own bill. She's objecting on a basis she hasn't objected before on the TAG Grant program. Let's face it everybody, this is just politics. It's election year and it's politics." - Gov. Chris Christie, on Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).- PolitickerNJ.com
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