Fresh from his U.S. Senate candidacy, newly minted Bergen County Committeeman Murray Sabrin walked into Republican Headquarters tonight to cast his vote for county chairman.
Sabrin was accompanied by his wife, Florence, who started a freeholder bid here on Sabrin’s rebel slate before Chairman Rob Ortiz’s allies successfully challenged her petition signatures. She is now also a county committeewoman.
Sabrin, a Fort Lee resident, wouldn’t say who he planned to vote for, but he eliminated one of the three choices.
“Let’s put it this way: it’s not Rob Ortiz,” said Sabrin.Read More >
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see the results of the Quinnipiac poll that measures Gov. Corzine’s approval rating and the Senate race between Frank Lautenberg and Dick Zimmer.
But state Senator/Essex County Republican Chairman Kevin O’Toole predicts that the poll on the Senate race will be close.
“Lautenberg has not been loved by the electorate. Look at his number. He has a 54% or 55% (approval) on his best day,” said O’Toole. “I think his best days are behind him.”Read More >
Monmouth County Republicans don’t anticipate any dustups tonight as two-year chairman Adam Puharic hands over the gavel to former Sheriff Joe Oxley.
Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), dean of the Monmouth Republicans, has known Oxley since the two were ten and eleven years old. He calls the incoming chairman a “straight arrow,” who is well-qualified to help withstand what the Democrats promise will be a tough fight for two freeholder seats.
Control of the board is at stake this year.Read More >
NEWARK - After his loss on Monday night, the last one of this cycle to draw his record to 0-3 in ward fights, Mayor Cory Booker walked outside in the Central Ward and was swarmed instantly by children.
"Mayor Booker!" they shouted. "Mayor Booker!"
They wanted to play in the middle of the heat wave that caused several power outages in the city on Monday, and Booker indulged them, even as his detractors seethed.
"He just got his butt kicked and he’s outside playing Simon Says," said a Newark operative.Read More >
Joey Novick today “denied” that he’s running for Hunterdon County Democratic Chairman (the quotes were his idea).
“In New Jersey politics, the more that you deny it, the more it becomes solid that you’re doing it,” said Novick.
Novick, an attorney/stand up comedian/blogger who chaired the county party between 1996 and 2000, has come across several people under the impression that he’s running to replace outgoing chairman David Del Vecchio in tonight’s election, despite his repeated denials.Read More >
Union County Republican Chairman Phil Morin will likely go unchallenged tonight for re-election.
Former freeholder candidate Patricia Quattrocchi had considered challenging Morin late last year, but decided not to run based on health issues and a cautious sense of encouragement about the direction of the party.
“I think we’re kind of on the way to making some changes and getting the organization united,” she said. “I’m just relieved at this point. Let’s just go forward. I’d love to see the republicans statewide come out and support the candidates elected on primary day. And to the committee people, come out and do your job.”
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In a sign that national Democrats may actually believe that they have a shot at ousting Republican Rep. E. Scott Garrett, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) will join Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Shulman to meet with labor officials on Monday.
Shulman, a blind rabbi and psychologist, is running a long-shot campaign against Garrett, who’s easily beaten back three previous challenges from Democrats. But Shulman’s fundraising prowess and unconventional life story have raised eyebrows with national Democrats, who will likely make Shulman’s race their third priority after the 3rd and 7th Congressional Districts, where John Adler and Linda Stender are running for open seats vacated by Republicans.
In January, Hoyer swung through the state to stump and fundraise for Adler and Stender.
Mocked by Bridget Ann Kelly and David Wildstein last year in a text message exchange, Democratic Party/Latino activist Cid Wilson is now the butt of a joke on the Conan Show.Read More >
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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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