With all the buzz around Assemblyman Joe Pennacchio’s potential run for U.S. Senate, it’s easy to forget that he still has a State Senate race to run against Dr. Wasim Khan in the 26th District. While Pennacchio is eyeing winning the Republican nomination against Anne Estabrook and ultimately taking down Frank Lautenberg, the 51-year-old Montville dentist still has to face off against the Khan, a 52-year-old medical doctor from Parsippany.
Khan said he’s not offended that Pennacchio feels confident enough about winning the district lay the groundwork for a U.S. Senate campaign. Rather, he says, it’s the voters who should be bothered.Read More >
There’s a new Assembly candidate in district 36.
Don Diorio, a businessman from Carlstadt, has joined state Senate candidate Mike Guarino and Assembly candidate Carmen Pio Costa on the district’s Republican ticket. They’ll take on three incumbent Democrats: state Senator Paul Sarlo, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Frederick Scalera.Read More >
Former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler has endorsed Joseph Pennacchio for the 2008 Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
"I think Joe would make a great United States Senator. He's been fiscally responsible in Trenton and fought for the concerns of average New Jersey citizens. If he now runs for the United States Senate, I think he'd make not only a great candidate, but a great Senator, because he has a clear vision for the direction we need to proceed in as country, and is articulate in describing that attractive vision to the voters," Schundler said in a statement released by the Pennacchio campaign this morning.Read More >
South Jersey isn’t exactly Hollywood, but you might think it is based on the Republican legislative slate in the seventh district.
Ok, not really.
But in that district, two out of the three Republican candidates are at least local celebrities. In addition to incumbent state Senator Diane Allen, who was the face of Philadelphia’s Channel 10 news for many years, the Republicans are rolling out former Philadelphia Flyer All-Star Brian Propp.Read More >
Jim Fifis, the owner of a South Jersey Diner where politicians meet and statewide candidates come to shake hands, died on Tuesday. He was 68. His son, Chris Fifis, is the Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the 8th district. Services will be held at the Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Gill at 12:30 PM on Monday.Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
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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 >
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