A Republican candidate for the Assembly in district 11, David Rible takes a break from working the room at Octoberfest.Read More >
The Courier-News has endorsed Republican Dan Brown for State Senate in the 18th district against Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono. They have also endorsed Republican Assembly candidate William England over incumbent Patrick Diegnan, and recently elected Democratic Assemblyman Peter Barnes.
"As New Jersey voters consider their ballot options in November, they should begin by asking two questions about incumbent legislators: Are they part of the problem? And if not, can they be part of the solution?" the editorial asked. READRead More >
The Asbury Park Press on Sunday endorsed Republican Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck over Senator Ellen Karcher in the 12th district senate race.
In an editorial titled "Beck must win in 12th district," the paper said, "Karcher lacks the fervor Beck shows for easing residents' tax burdens. She also lacks Beck's passion for driving a stake through the heart of a school funding formula that unfairly penalizes suburban property owners, who are not only being asked to pick up the tab for their home school districts but forced to subsidize urban districts, many of which are badly mismanaged."Read More >
On the county level this election cycle, Democrats are on the offensive.
The biggest battlegrounds this year are Monmouth and Atlantic Counties, where beneath competitive legislative races in the 12th and second districts, control of county government is up for grabs. The former is also seeing a competitive race for Sheriff, and the latter for County Executive.
In both counties, Republicans are left defending their territory, while Democrats are also looking to bolster their minorities in Burlington and Somerset Counties, with the potential to put them in play next year.
Monmouth County may be the one place Democrats can benefit from Christopher Christie’s recent corruption busts. Several of the “Operation Bid-Rig” defendants, most of them former Republican public officials, are scheduled to be sentenced this week. State Democrats are taking special notice of the district, hoping to turn the tide by delivering a message that the Republicans’ grip on power has led to widespread corruption of the type seen in Operation Bid rig.
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In the 14th district, three men are waging a tough campaign for that second Assembly seat behind popular incumbent Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein.
The favorites would appear to be Republican Tom Goodwin and Democrat Wayne DeAngelo. Both men are from Hamilton in Mercer County, the most populous town in the 14th district, where the parties are well organized and where a large number of independent voters go to the polls.
But the third man in the contest, Goodwin's running mate Adam Bushman, a veteran and former Jamesburg councilman, has racked up some key newspaper endorsements along with the backing of the New Jersey Education Association.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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