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 >
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 >
Former Paterson Mayor, Lawrence "Pat" Kramer, today endorsed Jose "Joey" Torres for mayor of Paterson in the May 13th nonpartisan election.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
FDU Poll: Christie plummets 20 points Gov. Chris Christie's job approval took a 20 point drop in three plus months, according to this morning's Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll. Christie’s post Bridgegate job approval rating stands at 41% (with 44% who disapprove), down from 61% last November. Currently about...
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BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
“Unfortunately for the governor, the investigation appears to be turning him into a more polarizing figure. As recently as late last year, his approval numbers were consistently bigger than his disapproves - by a pretty big margin - and more voters liked everything about him than disliked everything about him. One of the defining characteristics of the governor that makes him a nationally sought after Republican is his widespread appeal in a Democratic state. Bridgegate continues to erode that asset.” - FDU Poll Director Krista Jenkins.- PolitickerNJ.com
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