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Leaders of Hillary Clinton’s New Jersey campaign organization are strongly denying rumors of internal strife and conflicts over the selection of lobbyist Karen Kominsky as her state campaign director, despite a push from key fundraisers to name Christy Davis-Jackson to the post.
The selection of Kominsky, a political veteran close to Gov. Jon Corzine, caused some bruised egos among the Clinton’s chief fundraisers last week, but it hasn’t caused discord in the campaign, one Clinton Finance Committee member told PoliticsNJ.com.Read More >
Burlington County residents could be treated to plenty of freeholder debates over the next few months.
Today, Republican freeholder candidate Joe Donnelly wrote a letter to Tom Bader, his Democratic opponent, challenging him to five one-hour debates between labor day and the November election, in addition to two that are already scheduled.Read More >
An the Libertarian candidate for State Assembly in the 14th district, Jason Scheurer stands in line with his party when it comes to curbing government power. On his website he promises never to “raise taxes, ever”, “accept a government pension”, or “increase the power of government over your life”. But despite his small-government rhetoric, Scheurer is looking to subsidize his campaign with up to $50,000 in state grants.
Scheurer’s 14th district, along with the 24th and 37th districts will host the Fair and Clean Elections program’s debut this fall. If certified as a Clean Elections Candidate, Scheurer would be eligible to subsidize his campaign with state funds. Doing so however puts Scheurer at odds with his party’s platform, which calls “for an end to any tax-financed subsidies to candidates or parties.”Read More >
PoliticsNJ.com will enter the uncharted waters of covering the New Jersey media this week. We're pleased to welcome our newest blogger, Debbie Borie-Holtz, who will write about political reporting, with an emphasis on potential biases by the media, actual conflicts, factual errors, and shortcomings in news stories.
We're certain that you'll enjoy Debbie's column -- now a regular feature on PoliticsNJ.com.Read More >
The 2003 fourth district state Senate race was the most expensive in state history, with Democrat Fred Madden’s campaign spending millions to unseat incumbent Republican George Geist.
This year’s race is not likely to be a repeat.
Although Madden beat Geist by a razor thin margin of 63 votes back in 2003, Republicans have struggled to come up with a candidate to challenge the freshman senator in a rematch, and have mustered virtually no money. Now the Republicans’ new candidate, Gloucester County Councilwoman Shelley Lovett, finds herself at the helm of a long-shot ticket.Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"The frustration is she might as well have named Joe Cryan her choice for state party chair because Jason O'Donnell is simply a beard for Joe Cryan." - State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).- PolitickerNJ.com
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