Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Paul Duggan’s image has apparently been co-opted by an alternate Republican Freeholder slate.
Last month, Republican Senate candidate Murray Sabrin, disenchanted with the mainstream State Republican Party, pledged to run alternate slates of candidates for all levels of government – from Senate on down.
After being approached by the Sabrin camp, Duggan had pledged to stick with the Bergen County Republican Organization’s ticket. Duggan told the Bergen Record’s Charles Stile "I don't get off trains to get on an unknown train coming in the opposite direction.”
But Duggan’s picture appears on the Sabrin slate’s Web site, www.best4bergen.org, along with the photographs of three Sabrin-sponsored county-wide candidates: Chris Harvey, Tom Flannery and Edward Durfee.Read More >
Ken Kurson, the co-author with Rudy Giuliani of Leadership, which spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has joined Jamestown Associates, a New Jersey-based political consulting firm that works for GOP candidates nationally. Kurson served as Deputy Director of Communications for Giuliani partners, and most recently served as COO of Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
"I am thrilled about Ken Kurson joining the firm. He is brilliant writer, a smart strategist and is passionate about winning. He is a perfect fit for Jamestown Associates,” said Jamestown Associates CEO Larry Weitzner. “Over the month that we've been discussing Ken's arrival, Tom Blakely and I were very excited to bring Ken aboard and the three of us had a lot of fun anticipating the great things we'd accomplish together."Read More >
Former Democratic State Chairman Tom Byrne will not challenge incumbent Frank Lautenberg for his U.S. Senate seat.
Byrne faxed a statement to the Marriot Hotel in Trenton announcing he would not run, where prominent Democratic politicians are holding a rally to demonstrate their solidarity behind Lautenberg. Current Democratic State Chairman Joe Cryan read Byrne's letter to the crowd.
Byrne had conducted polling last week about his chances in a Democratic primary against Lautenberg.
“The reasoning is that Frank is popular with Democrats and I respect that,” said Byrne, a financial consultant whose father, Brendan T. Byrne, served as Governor from 1974 to 1982.
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TRENTON - A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews said the south Jersey congressman would not be attending today's campaign kickoff for U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
"He has a previously scheduled family obligation," spokesman Bill Caruso said of the congressman.
Asked if Andrews plans to endorse Lautenberg, Caruso said, "We're dedicated to a strong and unified Democratic Party."
When asked if this means Andrews is behind Lautenberg, Caruso said, "I'm going to leave it at my first statement."Read More >
As Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets ready to kick off his campaign with a show of Democratic support in Trenton, you can bet that potential Democratic challenger Tom Byrne will be paying attention.
Byrne said that he still hasn’t made a decision on whether he’s going to challenge Lautenberg for the Democratic nomination, but plans to shortly.
“I’m going to have a round of conversations this morning with some key people and see where that goes, but I think I’ll have a decision in 24 hours,” he said.
Byrne commissioned a poll that was conducted late last week, and spent the weekend pouring over the data. He doesn’t want to share the results just yet.Read More >
A Rasmussen poll released this morning shows Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a statistical dead heat with both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in New Jersey.
McCain holds slight leads against both Obama and Clinton in the Garden State, though both within the poll’s margin of error.
McCain leads Clinton 45%-42%, while he leads Obama by a slightly narrower margin – 46%-45%.
That’s a major change from a month ago, when Rasmussen showed Clinton beating McCain in New Jersey by 11 points. But while Clinton’s support seems to have plunged, Obama remains almost exactly the same – last month, McCain led him 45-43%.Read More >
WASHINGTON -- When Arizonans opened the pages of the Arizona Republic on Veterans Day in November, there was a good chance they saw a full page advertisement taking aim at Democratic U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell for his vote in support of a bill that included a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. The advertisement featured a letter from injured Iraq veteran Andrew Robinson, pictured seated in a wheelchair.Read More >
The Democratic National Committee is targeting Gov. Chris Christie as the New Jersey executive begins his term serving as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.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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