TRENTON - Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) sported an "Obama" button at the Mercer County Democratic Convention on Saturday and affirmed his support for the presidential candidacy of the junior senator from Illinois.Read More >
Republican political consultant Tom Blakely died this morning after collapsing during a 5k run in Bordentown. He was 47.
Blakely was the President of Jamestown Associates, a New Jersey-based GOP consulting firm. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he served as an aide to Rep. Dick Zimmer and was Campaign Manager of Zimmer’s 1996 U.S. Senate bid against Robert Torricelli. He also ran County Executive campaigns for James Treffinger and Robert Prunetti, and was Director of Appointments for Gov. Christine Todd Whitman.Read More >
TRENTON - At their standing room only convention in the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Mercer County Democrats selected two full-term candidates for their county freeholder slate in November, and a third to fill the unexpired term of Freeholder Elizabeth Muio.
The winners were incumbent Freeholder Lucy Walter of Ewing and banker John Cimino of Hamilton for the three-year term seats, and Dan Benson of Hamilton for the unexpired term.Read More >
To the astonishment of even his own supporters, Murray Sabrin handily defeated Joe Pennacchio for the Gloucester County Republican Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate today.
The final tally had Sabrin with 86 votes to Pennacchio’s 58. The voting was open to all registered Republicans in Gloucester County, but committee members’ votes counted twice. In all, 36 non-committee members voted for Sabrin while 24 went for Pennacchio. Twenty-five county committee members voted for Sabrin, versus 17 for Pennacchio.
“As I’ve said all along, hard work pays off,” said Sabrin.
Today’s results give Sabrin his first county line in his primary contest against Pennacchio. Pennacchio already has the line in the counties of Bergen, Hunterdon, Union and Morris.
Although Sabrin headed up Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in New Jersey, his spokesman George Ajjan said that while there was outreach to some Sabrin supporters, the event was not packed with Paulites (as was the case in a couple local presidential straw polls). As evidence, he noted that the county committee vote results were roughly the same proportion as the regular Republican voters.Read More >
PATERSON - He's been in some tough Paterson scraps, but this year's could be the toughest for Fifth Ward Councilman Juan Torres.
The winner against Virtudes Sanchez in 2000 and 2004, Torres now faces a challenge from Julio Tavarez, a 31-year old Dominican immigrant who teaches technology at Public School 15 and is the founder of patersononline.net.Read More >
The man reported to be at the center of a controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge is resigning from the Port Authority, according to published reports.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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