Twenty-one Essex County women politicians formally endorsed U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) today, including state Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex).
"Sen. Lautenberg has a proven record of results and is committed to the vital issues affecting women, children and our communities in New Jersey," Gill said.
The full list of those female elected officials endorsing the incumbent: Gill, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, Essex County Freeholder President Blonnie Watson, Essex County Freeholder Carol Clark...Read More >
NEWARK - Facing an uprising in the South Ward by a strange alliance of Mayor Cory Booker allies and backers of U.S. Senate candidate Rob Andrews, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) continues to condemn Andrews as one of the architects of the Iraq War resolution.
"As we see in this latest book that Bush's media person (former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan) put out, we knew it was a flawed policy," said Payne, who voted against the 2002 authorization to go to war.
In a confusing political battle here, Booker is allied with Payne in their mutual endorsement of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), even as the mayor's South Ward surrogates are allied with Andrews as part of Booker's local fight against Payne for county committee seats.Read More >
NEWARK - He says he’s the fighter who never forgot down deep that he’s working class, and on the last Friday before Election Day, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) headed to the docks to collect the endorsement of members of locals aligned with the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA).
"Like you, I have an attachment to a union, only it was through my father," the senator told the crowd of over 200. "My father worked in the silk mills of Paterson, like his father did and his uncle and his brothers. And they tried their best. They tried their best... to get a union, and got beat up but eventually it happened."
The workers here handled $100 billion in goods in 2003 and unloaded 2.6 million tons in 2006. At this the world’s second busiest cargo terminal, the cheers come with any mention of a union fight and with every exhortation to be number one.Read More >
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While Gov. Jon Corzine’s fight to keep his email correspondence with Carla Katz from prying eyes may make one wonder what kind of salacious details are hidden in the digital documents, Corzine said not to get your hopes up.
“I think most of this you will find extraordinarily boring,” he said, comparing the reading experience to perusing a legislative bill.
Rather, Corzine said, he’s fighting Republican State Chairman’s lawsuit to divulge the emails on principle alone.
“You’ve got a constitutional question. A fundamental question,” said the Governor. “A privilege we believe needs to be protected not just for myself, but for future governors. So the process would go on.”Read More >
NEWARK - The Essex County Executive and Newark’s senior senator today both panned a proposal by North Ward Democratic leader Steve Adubato and a few others to dump County Chairman Phil Thigpen in favor of a longtime member of Adubato’s inner circle.
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and state Sen. Ronald Rice (D-Newark) pledged their full support for Thigpen, and denounced Adubato’s attempted power play to deliver the chairmanship to his friend, Adrianne Davis.
"Steve’s a guy who wants his epitaph to be, ‘I controlled everything in my life,’ but he’s just a guy with a big ego, who wants everyone to kiss his behind like we’re out here picking a bunch of cotton bales, black, white and Latino, all of us," Rice said. "To hell with Steve."
Himself a longtime Adubato ally who came up out of the North Ward, DiVincenzo stopped short of Rice’s all-out assault on his friend and political mentor, but was clear in his disapproval.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 >
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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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