Few people who knew Larry Craig were probably surprised by the news of his arrest. Washington isn't known as a city to keep secrets and his sexual orientation was generally understood. What was surprising was the speed and intensity with which his Republican colleagues separated themselves from him.
Within hours of Craig's acknowledgement of his arrest for lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport restroom, he was stripped of his Committee assignments. Senators McCain and Coleman urged him to resign.
Craig has to be wondering about the intensity of the reaction. Perhaps he might reach some understanding in the hypocrisy of his situation. His colleagues must recall his vitriolic speeches demanding Bill Clinton's resignation. He was a self appointed spokesman for the American family and he fought every attempt at advocating the rights of gay Americans.Read More >
Questioning why the state needs to fund a public television station at all, Assemblyman Joseph Pennacchio wants the New Jersey Network to launch an internal investigation of their decision to feature Anne Evans Estabrook on a 60-second public service announcement that has aired about forty times over the last few months.
The Morris County Republican also says Estabrook should resign her position as a Trustee of the NJN Foundation while she is mulling a bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. Pennacchio is also thinking about running.Read More >
Former State Senate President Wesley L. Lance was buried Thursday "in the same Hunterdon County soil that so many of his ancestors farmed," in the words of his son, Senate Minority Leonard Lance, who eulogized his father in the Spruce Run Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church.
Lance, who was believed to be the oldest living former State Senator, died on Saturday. He was 99.Read More >
Bergen County Democratic Organization lawyer Dennis Oury has a friend in Steve Lonegan.
Lonegan, the outspoken conservative mayor of Bogota and PoliticsNJ.com contributor, said he plans to join Oury in a lawsuit against the state’s pay-to-play laws.
“I believe in unlimited contributions and full disclosure, and if the people don’t like it they’ll vote you out of office,” said Lonegan. “We don’t need government bureaucrats telling us what’s right and wrong.”Read More >
When Frank X. Herbert was asked to run for the 25th district state Senate seat, he knew it was just to fill the Democratic slot on the ticket. Still, the former state Senator from Bergen County said he was excited at the prospect of running for office again.
But three weeks after being asked, Herbert, 76, was diagnosed with benign hypertrophy in his prostate.
“I spent the whole month of April with hoses up my yinyang,” said Herbert. Then his wife started having health problems, and then he fell in his garage, injuring his right thumb. Just today he went to the dentist for a root amputation of one of his teeth, coming back with a mouthful of sponges.Read More >
In the ever-nasty Atlantic County Executive Race, both candidates think their opponent needs to issue an apology.
In a press release today, Democratic Sheriff and County Executive candidate Jim McGettigan joined Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Ron Ruff in calling on Republican incumbent Dennis Levinson to apologize for “injecting racism” into the County Executive campaign.Read More >
Poll: Christie leads Buono by 40 points Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leads his Democratic opponent State Senator Barbara Buono by 40 percentage points, according to a poll conducted by the Stockton Polling Institute. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66485/stockton-poll-christie-leads-buono-40-pts Sweeney endorses Buono Just two days after ending a feud...
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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
"What was amusing is that once Stack did it, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, also a Democrat, endorsed Christie the next day. It's almost like the two Democrats held hands and jumped into the deep end of the pool." - columnist Agustin Torres.- The Jersey Journal
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