U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) is scheduled to return to Florida on Thursday and Friday of this week to stump for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Il.).
The senator was in the battleground Sunshine State earlier this month campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nominee in Miami.
Before he leaves, Menendez is also scheduled to keynote a rally sponsored by Latinos for Obama at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark on Wednesday evening.Read More >
Gov. Jon Corzine and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) will debate national issues at a forum scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and sponsored by Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.
Separate remarks by the Democratic governor and GOP Assembly whip will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.Read More >
Editorial writers from newspaper across New Jersey agree that Barack Obama should be the next president.
Newspapers vary on most other endorsements, however.
Below is a list of federal endorsements made by New Jersey papers and the two major out-of-state publications that cover New Jersey.Read More >
In Bergen County, Republicans have filed an OPRA request for a copy of the subpoena that the all-Democrat freeholder board received last week from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
“There is no legal reason we could find why the freeholders cannot turn over copies of the federal subpoenas that were released last week,” said Republican candidate Chris Calabrese.
The Bergen County Republican Organization also filed six OPRA request for details about $50 million in projects authorized by the freeholder board this year.
Dick Zimmer might not be polling well in his bid for United States Senator, but in the land of newspaper endorsements, he's holding his own. Zimmer, a former Republican Congressman, has won the support of the Asbury Park Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Courier-Post. Incumbent Frank Lautenberg has been endorsed by the Star-Ledger, the New York Timesand the Home News Tribune.Read More >
Political operatives take note: if you’re going to call a member of your own party a “nut,” you might not want to say it to the daughter of his opponent.
At a rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in Houston on Saturday, Cornyn Campaign Manager Rob Jesmer probably did not notice the digital recorder when he struck up a conversation with Democratic rival Rick Noriega’s press secretary, Holly Shulman.
Jesmer -- who was presidential candidate John McCain’s political director for two months before quitting in July of last year, when his campaign seemed to be flailing -- asked Shulman about her father Dennis’s chances in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, where he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage).
“Your dad’s running for Congress, right? Is he going to win?” Jesmer asked.Read More >
The Asbury Park Press endorsed Dick Zimmer for U.S. Senate yesterday, though not particularly enthusiastically.
The newspaper said that Zimmer fits the bill “at a time when the nation needs people who are better at figuring out how to reduce the size of government than finding new ways to expand it.”
The editorial spent significantly more words criticizing Lautenberg than lauding Zimmer, however, saying that “it’s debatable whether Lautenberg is as sharp and energetic as he needs to be to fulfill the demands of the job. But he has done everything he can to limit the opportunities for the public to judge for itself.”Read More >
In at least two special elections for mayor on Nov. 4th – in Passaic and Bayonne - attroney and big money Democratic Party donor Donald Scarinci stands to lose money if the other side wins.
In Passaic, Scarinci’s powerful firm, Scarinci and Hollenbeck, has the lucrative city attorney contract, with a base salary as high as $600,000 annually, not including add-ons.
City supervisor Vincent Capuana says if elected mayor he would look at trimming the firm from the payroll.
Countering that claim on the day he endorsed former School Board President Alex Blanco, Acting Mayor Gary Schaer said Capuana’s designs on in-house legal work likely wouldn’t save the city money.
In Bayonne, Scarinci represents Fidelco-Roseland Property, a residential developer of the Bayonne peninsula, site of the former Military Ocean Terminal.Read More >
A polling memo prepared by a company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie shows public support for red light cameras.Read More >
Belmar mayor's race: a wave of post-Sandy project politics stirs up seaside Monmouth borough BELMAR - When Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty rolled out his re-election campaign in February, he did so still basking in the glow of what many residents of the 6,000-person Monmouth County seaside borough saw...
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By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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