National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Ensign justified his $10,000 contribution to New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate candidate Anne Evans Estabrook to a group of conservative bloggers today during a conference call.
Ensign, who represents Nevada in the Senate, said that the decision was mainly based on practicality – that Estabrook is the most likely of the three current Republican candidates to win an election. While she’s considered a social moderate, Ensign said that her presence in the Senate would support socially conservative causes.Read More >
Assemblyman Michael Doherty says he will introduce legislation to move the 2012 New Jersey presidential primary back to June, “so that New Jersey can save the $10.5 million expense of holding two separate primaries.”
Doherty supported Rep. Ron Paul, who won 5% of the vote in yesterday’s GOP primary.Read More >
The Democratic State Committee released its unofficial delegate numbers today.
Of the 107 total pledged delegates, Hillary Clinton will get 59 to Barack Obama’s 48.
For Clinton, that includes 38 of the pledged district delegates who were on the ballot yesterday and 21 of the at-large delegates and local officials. Obama got 32 of the pledged district delegates and 16 of the at-large delegates.
Clinton gets 13 of the 20 super delegates, while Obama gets only one. Four super delegates have not yet declared, while two others have not yet been selected.
It’s unclear exactly which delegates that were on the ballot get to go to the Democratic National Convention in Denver come August.
The Republican delegate apportionment system is winner-take-all, although voters won't technically select delegates until the June primary.Read More >
He's not one of the legislative black caucus’s “Nubian queens” that state Sen. Ronald Rice referred to last week, but Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer is said to be highly interested in becoming the state’s first Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
Standing at the poll watch party for Hillary Clinton last night in Edison, Palmer was careful with his choice of words when asked whether he was interested in the position.Read More >
At a campaign event in Passaic on Monday night, Clinton fund-raising co-chair John F.X. Graham predicted a victory for his presidential candidate.
"I think it’s going to be the best thing for New Jersey to have someone who’s going to help our state the way she will when she gets in there and gets elected," Graham said. "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified from day one to lead this country, and she will do it. She’ll do a great job."Read More >
On Monday, Dec. 9, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. will kick off his re-election for Essex County Executive.Read More >
Former Mayor Gibson endorses Baraka for mayor if Newark NEWARK - Former Mayor Ken Gibson tonight formally backed South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka for mayor of Newark at a campaign event at the Robert Treat Hotel. "I'm endorsing Ras Baraka for mayor," Gibson told PolitickerNJ.com in the Crystal Ballroom. "He...
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By Cid Wilson It is disappointing to see Gov. Chris Christie backtrack on his support for the New Jersey DREAM Act after campaigning to say that he supports tuition equality for all in the final weeks before his re-election. But his reasons for... Read More >
"It's incredible, it's a dream. I would never have imagined that I would be running for mayor, but to have Ken Gibson say that, I didn't expect it. Having Ken Gibson on my side is the ultimate reference check. It's the ultimate in street credibility. Mr. Gibson said it, when he was running for mayor, people said that they weren't ready, but Mr. Gibson said 'ready or not, here I come.' I think that's apropos for my campaign. Newark is ready for this." Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
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