John Currie, dean of the Democratic Party county chairs, said he gave his word to Barbara Buono that he would support her choice for state party chair and he won't back down.
As Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) continues to trash Buono's choice, Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (D-31), Currie said Republican Gov. Chris Christie's laughing at the party and called on Democrats to stop the food-fighting.
"She (Buono) deserves the support of the entire party," said Currie, long-serving chairman of the Passaic Democratic Committee, and now a senior advisor to the Buono campaign.
Currie sees Buono as the only person who had the guts to run for governor and now Democrats must support her and her choice for party chair.Read More >
Jersey City Council candidates Peter Brennan, Omar Perez and Jerry Meyers won't be on the ballot in the Jersey City runoff elections next month.
All three ran on the Team Healy ticket and all three bowed out of the second round.
Brennan and Perez ran as at-large candidates. Meyers ran for a Ward B seat.Read More >
TRENTON - Senate President Steve Sweeney said he decided to pull Republican-sponsored bills from committee agendas because Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, (R-21), of Westfield, "has decided to make things very partisan here."
"It was his choice," he said Monday. "He wants to play games. He wants to be partisan."Read More >
LAVALLETTE – Steve Fulop’s lopsided win over Jerry Healy in the Jersey City mayor’s race last week won’t impact the gubernatorial election, Gov. Chris Christie said today.
“I don’t see there being any implications for the governor’s race,” Christie said. “The fact is people in Jersey City wanted to make a change.”
Incumbent Healy was the only candidate for mayor in a field of four who announced his support for Christie’s opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18).
Fulop hasn’t endorsed Christie’s opponent and shows no signs right now of inserting himself into gubernatorial politics.Read More >
TRENTON - Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has a simple answer for what should happen to longtime Democrats who didn't do enough to rein in spending and tax increases.
"They should be sent home in November," he said during a press briefing Monday on the GOP legislative agenda.Read More >
LAVALLETTE – Gov. Chris Christie today jabbed at Associate Barry Albin of the state Supreme Court over the justice’s remarks at the annual conference of the State Bar Association in Atlantic City.
“When one judge is punished for issuing an unpopular decision, other judges take notice and may be less inclined to invite controversy, perhaps at the expense of the fundamental rights of some disfavored group,” said Albin, as quoted by the Star-Ledger.
Christie famously banished Justice John Wallace from the court in 2010 instead of re-upping him, politically motivated decision, Albin suggested.
The governor punched back at the chief justice this morning.Read More >
TRENTON - Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, (R-21), of Westfield accused Senate President Steve Sweeney Monday of letting "politically charged emotions" get in the way of the people's business, as evidenced by his removal of Republican-sponsored bills from various committee agendas.
The bills pulled from today’s agendas include ones on the closure of landfills, child pornography, beach replenishment, the Jessica Lunsford sex offenders bill, and others.Read More >
Shavar Jeffries launches 2014 mayoral campaign in Newark NEWARK - The Boys and Girls clubs hosted the professionally staged announcement for Shavar Jeffries’ Mayoral candidacy announcement. Over 400 supporters packed the gym, some of whom had already committed to the candidate, while others were still undecided. Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com http://www.politickernj.com/65777/shavar-jeffries-launches-2014-campaign-mayor-son-newark...
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"I'm beyond disgusted by his choice." - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Paterson Councilman Anthony Davis' decision to back Gov. Chris Christie.- PolitickerNJ.com
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