State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in New Jersey, said the former Massachusetts governor’s first place finish in an Iowa straw poll this weekend indicates that breadbasket voters are starting to get to know Romney.
"I think he’s attractive to GOP primary voters, but he doesn’t have a lot of name recognition," said Kyrillos, reiterating his longstanding belief that Romney will surge in places where voters see him up close. "It will take a number of months, but I do think he is doing very well in Iowa and New Hampshire because he’s spending time and resources there."
According to the Associated Press, Romney scored 4,516 votes, or 31.5 percent, to beat former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who had 2,587 votes, or 18.1 percent, and Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, third with 2,192 votes or 15.3 percent.Read More >
The New Jersey Education Association’s PAC played it pretty safe with its endorsements, choosing mostly incumbents. But in the 39th district, the union backed an entire slate of Democratic challengers against three Republican incumbents.
“We’re excited and proud that NJEA has agreed to endorse the full slate,” said Jennifer Chirco, the campaign manager for the 39th district Democrats. “We value the association and really appreciate them lending their support
The teachers’ union picked Democrat Joe Ariyan for state Senate, along with Esther Fletcher and Carl Manna for Assembly. Not getting the nod were state Sen. Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman John Rooney and Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk.Read More >
Shavar Jeffries launches 2014 mayoral campaign in Newark NEWARK - The Boys and Girls clubs hosted the professionally staged announcement for Shavar Jeffries’ Mayoral candidacy announcement. Over 400 supporters packed the gym, some of whom had already committed to the candidate, while others were still undecided. Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com http://www.politickernj.com/65777/shavar-jeffries-launches-2014-campaign-mayor-son-newark...
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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 >
"I'm beyond disgusted by his choice." - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Paterson Councilman Anthony Davis' decision to back Gov. Chris Christie.- PolitickerNJ.com
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