PARAMUS - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) seems to like the idea of former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-Montclair) as Barack Obama's running mate - in a very non-committal sort of way.
"I think Bill Bradley was an outstanding member of the U.S. Senate, I think he's a very decent, value-centered individual. Obviously a very distinguished scholar in his own right," said Hoyer during a campaign appearance for 5th district congressional candidate Dennis Shulman. "There's no doubt he could be president and many supported him fro president when he ran, so I think that would be a choice the American public would certainly respond favorably to."Read More >
The strategy of going after Sen. Hillary Clinton on her proposal to suspend the gas tax proved useful for Sen. Barack Obama, as he weakened his Democratic Primary rival’s standing in Indiana while deriding as gimmickry her call for a gas tax suspension.
With Clinton out of the way now, Obama’s most senior original ally in New Jersey, U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9), denounced presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain's position on the gas tax, which mirrors Clinton’s.
On stage Friday at a town hall meeting in Pemberton, McCain summoned applause from the crowd for Clinton, noting how she ran a good race.
Meanwhile, in a conference call with reporters, Rothman targeted the Arizonan on what had been an important primary issue.Read More >
Sen. John McCain fields a question on illegal immigration and the crowd here in the college gym in Pemberton applauds the mention of the subject..
Their presidential candidate says he intends to make his answer brief.
"We must secure our borders first," says McCain, and that wins a big round of appreciative hand-clapping.
The Arizona senator acknowledges that the country needs to develop a comprehensive plan for the country’s 12 million undocumented workers.Read More >
Howls of glee welcome GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and he stands in front of the crowd of 2,000, holding the microphone with a blue banner behind him that says "Straight Talk Town Hall."
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) joins Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) in the crowd for this meeting, and after recognizing them and former Gov. Thomas Kean, McCain beckons the veterans to stand and right around the corner from Fort Dix here in Pemberton, most of the people in the room rise.
Applause punctuates most of the remarks that follow.
McCain immediately calls out his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois to participate in a series of town hall debates in different cities around the country, one day a week for ten weeks.
"Unfortunately, Sen. Obama has not agreed," McCain says.Read More >
Ben Focarino, who came in third in Tuesday’s election for Bergen County Republican chairman, has thrown his support behind challenger Bob Yudin in next weeks runoff against current Chairman Robert Ortiz.
If Focarino’s former supporters follow his lead, the endorsement could be significant. Ortiz had 277 votes on Tuesday to Yudin’s 262. Focarino had 115 votes in this week’s election.
Whoever wins the election next Tuesday will preside over the party for the next two years. Ortiz has led it since winning a special election in July after former Chairman Guy Talarico resigned.Read More >
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
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By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
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