Roy Wesley just barely hung on to his chairmanship of the Republican Party in heavily Democratic Mercer County.
Wesley, who's held the seat for a little over a year, beat Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried 93 to 90.
Things reportedly got heated between Wesley and Fried during the convention, but Wesley said that the two have settled their differences.
"We're going to get along," he said.Read More >
Leadership for the Bergen County Republican Organization is in flux tonight, as Chairman Rob Ortiz will have to fight on another week to keep his post.
Ortiz was the narrow top vote-getter in tonight’s election, with 277 votes to former freeholder candidate Bob Yudin’s 262 and Ben Focarino’s 115.
That means there will be a runoff election next Tuesday between Ortiz and Yudin.
“We won, just not by enough,” said Ortiz.Read More >
FLEMINGTON - The veterans picked the veteran here tonight and the county committee responded in kind as Hunterdon County Republican Chairman Henry Kuhl won re-election over Bloomsbury Mayor Mark Peck.
The Hunterdon GOP faithful are proud and excited to have two residents on the general election ballot in important races: Dick Zimmer running for U.S. Senate and Leonard Lance for U.S. Congress in the 7th District.
Both candidates backed 28-year chair Kuhl for another term.Read More >
MANVILLE - In a contest for Somerset County Democratic Party chair, Peg Schaffer of Bedminister prevailed over former county freeholder Michael Ceponis at the VFW Hall tonight.
The pair had matched up against each other after Rebecca Perkins of Warren dropped out and endorsed Ceponis.
Schaffer, who won 185 votes to Ceponis's 132 on first ballot, had received the support of retiring chair Elia Pelios.Read More >
Bergen County Republican Chairman Rob Ortiz will face Bob Yudin in a runoff election next Tuesday.
At the county convention tonight, Ortiz got 277 out of 654 votes cast. 328 were needed to get the 50% plus one one to win without a runoff.
Yudin was a close second, with 262 votes.
Ben Focarino was knocked out of contention, with 115 votes.Read More >
MANVILLE - In this three-person race for Democratic Party chair in Somerset, Rebecca Perkins has just thrown her support to former Freeholder Michael Ceponis.
She backed him in her speech and withdrew before the first ballot.
Now it's a contest in the VFW Hall between Ceponis and Peg Schaffer of Bedminister.
Schaffer is the candidate backed by retiring Chair Elia Pelios.Read More >
FLEMINGTON - State Sen. Leonard Lance, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 7th District, just thanked the overflow crowd here in GOP headquarters.
"I'm grateful to everyone in this room," said Lance, who last week romped to victory in the GOP primary.
The candidate, who made his remarks moments before heading out the door to attend reorganization meetings in Somerset and Union counties, endorsed chair Henry Kuhl for another term over challenger Mayor Mark Peck of Bloomsbury.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 >
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