The New Jersey Educational Association Political Action Committee announced their endorsements over the weekend.
The union primarily picked incumbents, except in district 39, where it supported a slate of Democratic challengers against three long-term Republican incumbents.
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District 12 Republican Assembly candidates Declan O’Scanlon and Caroline Casagrande sense asset monetization in the Governor’s appointment of Bradley Abelow as his new Chief of Staff.
“Apparently the governor has made the sale or lease of the toll roads his number one priority”, said Casagrande in a press release. “Why else would you take the State Treasurer-a former Goldman Sachs colleague whose expertise is in finance- and make him your chief of staff, a job which has nothing to do with finance?”
As state treasurer, Abelow studied the prospect of leasing state assets, including toll roads, to raise money needed for other projects. Last month, in response to Assembly Minority Leader Alex Decroce’s request that mayors across the state introduce resolutions opposing monetization, Abelow sent out letters to the mayors urging them not to oppose the plan until Corzine released it.Read More >
When U.S. Rep. Ron Paul said in a GOP presidential debate Sunday that American troops should never have gone into Iraq, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney objected, asking Paul if he had forgotten about the terrorist attacks on 9-11.
Paul’s local supporters shook their heads in bewilderment over Romney's interjection.
"Most of the Republicans are trying to get us to believe we went to Iraq to hunt Al-Qaeda," says Ken Biretta of Ewing Township, spokesman for the grassroots network, Mercer County Ron Paul 2008 Meet-up Group. "They neglect to mention that Al-Qaeda was not aligned with Saddam Hussein. In fact, they were opposed to Saddam."
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In district seven, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by almost two to one, Democratic state Senate candidate Rich Dennison keeps coming back to a a single theme when attacking incumbent Diane Allen: she’s a Republican.
Dennison even kicked off his campaign by trying to get Allen to sign a pledge declaring her independence from Bush, and last week made a tempting offer to reporters at a press conference, saying he’d give a million dollars to anyone who could find the word “Republican” on an Allen campaign flyer that he help up.
Dennison’s strategy is vaguely reminiscent of a recent U.S. Senate race in another densely populated blue state: Rhode Island, where in 2006 Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse beat independent-minded incumbent Republican Sen. Lincoln Chaffee in an election widely viewed as a referendum on President Bush and the Republican Party. Despite breaking from his party on many issues, the reason most often cited for Chafee’s loss was the “R” next to his name.Read More >
There are a lot of rolled eyes out there in the 14th District when it comes to Republican leadership under George W. Bush, but whether that disgust will translate into significant votes for Democrats seeking state office is doubtful in this valley of political muzzle flashes coming from all sides and on all issues.
If she can’t rely on the prevailing notion that Bush has represented one special interest spasm after another at the national level, District 14 state Senate candidate Seema Singh, an attorney and former state ratepayer advocate, at least wants to keep at the forefront of her campaign her own record as someone who has bucked powerful interests to help regular citizens.Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
Christie cuts Jersey Shore reopening ribbon on “Today’ Show Gov. Chris Christie is walking the Jersey shore Friday morning along with members of the TODAY show. The governor is appearing on the morning news program ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The TODAY show appearance is the first of...
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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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