After discussions among party leaders last night, Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D-32) has emerged as the Democrats' leading choice to succeed Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) Chairman Mark Smith, according to two sources.
Prieto is the preferred choice of powerful state Sen. Nick Sacco (D-32).Read More >
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.
“I grew up in a beautiful and courageous and brave place called Newark. I'm from a place where we took what we had and made what we needed," said the mayoral candidate.
A native Newarker, Jeffries graduated from Seton Hall Prep High School, attended Duke for his undergraduate degree and Columbia Law School where he obtained his law degree.
He served as counsel and assistant AG to the state Attorney General and occupied a seat on the Schools Advisory Commission. He teaches law at Seton Hall University.Read More >
News of Democratic Council President Anthony Davis' endorsement of Republican Gov. Chris Christie today splattered with a vengeance against Paterson's Democratic Party establishment, leaving reactions equal parts bafflement and hurt.
"It's disappointing," said Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter. "People are very surprised. It's disappointing because our needs are not being met."Read More >
A day after Passaic County Democratic Committee Chairman John Currie became the senior advisor to the Barbara Buono campaign, Gov. Chris Christie marched into Paterson and pickpocketed Council President Anthony Davis.
The move infuriated Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35), who said he helped re-elect Davis last year.
"It's a major mistake," Wimberly said of Davis' endorsement. "I'm beyond disgusted by his choice."Read More >
Passaic County Democratic Committee Chairman John Currie responded to the news that Paterson Council President Anthony Davis endorsed the re-election of Gov. Chris Christie.
"Anthony Davis is both delusional and myopic if he believes that Governor Christie has stood up for urban communities," Currie said. "Under the Governor's failed leadership, New Jersey has 400,000 people looking for work, a shrinking middle class and a growing poverty rate. And the problem is worse in urban centers like Paterson. Mr. Davis is simply a political opportunist who sold his constituency short."Read More >
A Democratic Party Leader in one of New Jersey’s largest and most Democratic cities, Paterson Council President Anthony Davis today threw his support behind Gov. Chris Christie.
"Governor Christie believes in putting progress before politics and knows that’s what people in every part of New Jersey expect from their leaders,” said Davis, standing with Christie in the First Ward’s D’Classico Restaurant. “I know that he cares about Paterson and our unique issues – not as a Democratic, Republican or Independent city, but because he believes in a government that acts for all of its citizens. And I know that because he has built relationships that have nothing do with politics and everything to do with leadership and solving problems.”
Davis cited the governor’s attention to key reforms, including changes to New Jersey’s teacher tenure system, mandatory drug court for nonviolent offenders, and gun buyback initiatives led by the Christie Administration.Read More >
TRENTON – Presumptive Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono asserted her choice of state party chair as good for the party and good for her candidacy and denied Jason O’Donnell divides the party.
Her view has pitted her publicly against Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), a fight she dismissed today as “inside baseball.”
Sweeney ally Sen. Jeff Van Drew worries O’Donnell will reopen old battle lines, between those Democrats favoring the Gov. Chris Christie-backed public workers pension and benefits overhaul, and those who opposed the overhaul.
In the Legislature, Sweeney drove the overhaul.Read More >
President Barack Obama will return to New Jersey next week to tour the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie.Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"That's state money and the speaker has never raised an objection to that, and now all of a sudden she objects to her own bill. She's objecting on a basis she hasn't objected before on the TAG Grant program. Let's face it everybody, this is just politics. It's election year and it's politics." - Gov. Chris Christie, on Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).- PolitickerNJ.com
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