A shakeup could be brewing in the legislative district that’s home to a top Democratic lawmaker eyeing the governor’s office, according to sources.
Assemblyman Celeste Riley’s (D-3) name emerged recently as a possible county clerk contender to challenge the county’s three-term Republican incumbent, according to Bob Greco, chairman of the Cumberland County GOP.
“The facts are there was a poll run in Cumberland County two nights ago asking, “If the clerk’s election were tomorrow who would you vote for?’” said Greco, adding the only choices given as possible contenders were Riley and the incumbent county clerk, Gloria Noto.Read More >
As conservatives gather in the Washington area on Thursday for three days of speeches from prospective 2016 presidential candidates and discussions about the future of the GOP, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that three in 10 of all Republicans say they would not vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he ran for the White House, according to a report by the Washington Post.
Christie will address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday morning. He was not invited to speak at last year’s event. What he says and the reception he receives will be closely watched and analyzed, and the new survey underscores the obstacles Christie will face if he seeks his party’s nomination in 2016.Read More >
TRENTON - If the words "Trenton makes, the world takes" on the city's famous bridge bear any meaning in recent months, it might be that the political culture of New Jersey's capital city has made the world take notice.
The conviction and subsequent removal of former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack after he was found guilty of bribery and extortion charges in federal court earlier this month creates the chance for change.Read More >
Jeff Bell and Steve Lonegan, New Jersey Republicans running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, endorsed each other today in a joint statement. Lonegan, who is running in NJ-3, was the GOP nominee against Cory Booker in the special Senate election last year.
In his endorsement, Steve Lonegan said, "Jeff Bell blazed a path for New Jersey conservatives in the Reagan era and now he's back to challenge a very vulnerable incumbent, Cory Booker. He has my full support."
Gov. Chris Christie’s former top Port Authority appointee who ultimately resigned from the post following the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy is back to work.
Bill Baroni, the former deputy director of the Port Authority, took a position with Hill Wallack LLP, a prominent Democratic law firm in the Garden State.Read More >
CAMDEN– Since Gov. Chris Christie’s administration was engulfed by the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy the governor has largely kept out of the media spotlight.
With the exception of a two-hour-long news conference in January, the governor has shied away from reporters and instead has sought cameras and media attention on his own terms – town halls, his monthly radio program “Ask the Governor,” public appearances without press avails, etc.
But if there’s someone unwilling to beat around the bush, crack a joke about the bridge controversy and then get a smile from the governor on the issue that’s brought his administration to retreat from the spotlight is George Norcross III.Read More >
Hoboken Mayoral candidate Beth Mason and her campaign treasurer husband failed to file in a timely way and filed numerous late reports tied to Mason’s 2011 mayoral campaign, according to the Election Law enforcement Commission (ELEC).
In a complaint released today by ELEC, Mason allegedly failed to report expenditure information relevant to the receipt of in-kind contributions totaling thousands of dollars in the outstanding 2011 municipal election, according to ELEC.Read More >
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
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By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
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