Frank Lautenberg said today that, because New Jersey moved its presidential primary to February, he expects low turnout for his own primary election against Rep. Rob Andrews and Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello today.
“We’re moving around very actively to make sure we remind people that there’s a primary. A lot of people have no idea that there’s a primary election taking place, and it’s an unfortunate, unanticipated effect of having moved presidential the primary day,” said Lautenberg in front of Jersey City Hall this morning. “Because once they dealt with Obama and Clinton, people thought it was all over, so we’re working hard to make sure people remember that today’s a primary day, that there’s a significance to it of great magnitude.”
The significance, Lautenberg said, is reelecting a Senator with more than two decades of experience versus taking on Andrews, who he characterized as ineffective.Read More >
NEWARK - Essex County Committee Chairman Phil Thigpen today confirmed to PolitickerNJ.com that he would pursue another term as chair.
"We’re going to go again," he said in his office at the Robert Treat Hotel.Read More >
NEWARK - The Essex County Democratic Committee want voters to make a beeline to the "B" line in today’s election, which features battles at all levels in a political environment that so far can be characterized by very low-turnout.Read More >
MEDFORD - Before stepping into the voting booth at Cranberry Pines Elementary School, Chris Myers jokingly told volunteers that his decision would be tough. The Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District is running an incredibly close race against Jack Kelly.
After voting, Myers told PolitickerNJ.com, "The voters will decide. We feel good. I think we've run a good campaign. We've stuck to some key issues on the economy and others and I think we're ready to go here."
Asked if he would endorse Kelly if he lost, Myers said, "We'll come together as Republicans at the end of the day."
He added, "What we can all agree on is John Adler is not the right person to be the Congressman in this district."Read More >
State Sen. Loretta Weinberg insists that the county committee battle between the Real Bergen Democrats and the Bergen County Democratic Organization isn’t a contest of personalities between her and Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joe Ferriero.
“It’s not because they’re affiliated with me. And I know that the press keeps saying this, and I know I’m the face of this movement, but there are hundreds of people who are involved in this, and what they are affiliated with is they don’t like the way our party is operating and how it’s been operating,” she said.
But Weinberg would love to see Ferriero’s dominance of the party diminished, and the Real Bergen Democrats have latched onto his subpoena by U.S. Attorney Chris Christie to help their cause. Weinberg allies even recently put out a mailer on the subject.
New Jersey voters will go to the polls today to cast their votes in Democratic and Republican primary elections to choose candidates for U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and various county and municipal offices. Republicans will also elect Delegates to the Republican National Convention. Polls close at 8PM.
The deadline for independent candidates to file petitions to run in the general election is 4PM today.Read More >
Seventh district Congressional candidate Kate Whitman touted a last minute endorsement from Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout today.
That’s Whitman’s first endorsement from Republican rival Leonard Lance’s native Hunterdon County. Lance supported Trout’s unsuccessful opponent, George Muller, in a close primary for sheriff last year.Read More >
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
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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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