At a filling station in Mount Laurel where a gallon of regular gas cost $3.89, 3rd District Congressional candidate state Sen. John Adler stood with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to address rising energy costs.
It was type of retail campaign stop Adler has been privileged to engage in so far. While he's unopposed by any Democrats in a primary, he's sitting on a $1.1 million war chest while three Republican rivals with a fraction of his funds slug it out in a primary.Read More >
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) won the official support today of Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) as part of Andrews’s quest to unseat U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
"After watching Rob Andrews travel this state to meet with voters, listen to their concerns and explain his vision for the future, I am convinced he is the kind of strong, effective advocate our citizens here in Union County and across New Jersey need in the U.S. Senate," said Green. "I enthusiastically support Rob, and I urge all Democrats to vote for him in Tuesday's primary. He is our best hope for change."Read More >
In its two Republican Primary endorsements, The New York Times today backed former U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer for United States Senate, and state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) for Congress in the 7th District.
The Times endorsement of Zimmer over state Se. Joseph Pennacchio (R-Morris) and economist Murray Sabrin criticized Zimmer for setting a deadline for withdrawal of American troops from Iraq while advocating for a permanent extension of the Bush administration tax cuts.
But the paper praised him for compiling a "strong record" in the House on ethics reform and the environment, and appreciates his pro-choices views.Read More >
Impressed by the senator’s political perspective and his work to secure greater federal commitment to mass transit and Amtrak, The New York Times today endorsed U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for re-election over U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) and Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello.
"What really matters is that he has not lost his enthusiasm for sensible, progressive causes," the editorial notes of the 84-year old senator, also citing Lautenberg’s work to protect chemical plants from terrorist attacks.
Writing Cresitello off as not a serious candidate, The Times criticizes Lautenberg and Andrews for voting in favor of the 2006 law that suspended habeas corpus for "illegal enemy combatants," which both lawmakers now admit was a mistake.
But the newspaper is pointedly critical of Andrews regarding his work leading up to the Iraq War.Read More >
Coastal Marina will purchase the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City for $316 million, and re-brand and refurbish the property under the “Margaritaville™” brand. The deal also ends unrelated litigation between the two companies.
“Together with Jimmy Buffett’s team at Margaritaville™, our plans are to create an exciting new property that we believe will tap its full potential and make it one of the most successful destination gaming resorts in Atlantic City,” said Coastal Marina Chairman Richard Fields. “In the weeks and months ahead, there will be additional announcements and more details about the transition of ownership and our new resort concept.”
A Trump official says the transaction will give them greater financial flexibility at Trump Taj Mahal, including a new 782-room hotel tower.
The Trump Marina Hotel Casino includes the lease for the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina.Read More >
The Gloucester County Times has endorsed Rob Andrews for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination over four-term incumbent Frank Lautenberg.
"Lautenberg's current term hasn't been distinctive enough for him to stay out of retirement for another six years. Andrews has earned the right to tell voters how he'd do more," the editorial stated. "The slightly more liberal Lautenberg exaggerates policy differences with Andrews, a good strategy given Tuesday's narrow electorate. T most New Jerseyans, Andrews' long ago budget-cutting votes with Newt Gingrich aren't meaningful. Andrews indeed took too long to realize that the Iraq war was being directed ineptly, but he reversed his support a while back."Read More >
BLOOMFIELD - In a big, converted showroom filled with people, Gary Manageri reached way down into a bucket of toasted toffee ice cream, rotating his forearm and putting his shoulder into the action to get a full-fledged rounded scoop, which he proceeded to plop into a cone held by former Montclair Mayor Bob Russo.
Then he retrieved a second dip, which he dropped on top of the first, making Russo’s cone a double, and in the process illustrating what Russo wants voters to know in the Essex 5th District freeholder race.
As a dual-office holder, incumbent Ralph Caputo is an assemblyman and freeholder who collects two pensions, or "double-dips," in the common parlance.Read More >
State Sen. Donald Norcross’ congressional campaign is getting a little help from the lawmaker’s older brother.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
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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 >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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