ORANGE - Standing in front of the Oakwood Avenue School with his orange t-shirted supporters, Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., says he's taking nothing for granted.
"While the other candidates were driving their caravans around this weekend, six cars deep, I was out there knocking on doors," says Hawkins.
Last night, state Sen. Richard Codey (D-Essex) sent out a robocall for Hawkins.Read More >
TEANECK -- Both sides in the hotly contested council election in this town play down their part in the long-standing feud between Bergen County Democratic Organization Chairman Joe Ferriero and state Sen. Loretta Weinberg.
But here on Weinberg’s home town, that rift is impossible to avoid.
Sitting down for a roast beef and chopped liver sandwich at a kosher eatery called Noah’s Ark on Cedar Avenue, councilman Elnatan Rudolph said that, while he doesn’t hide his ties to Ferriero, his opponents are the ones making the rift an issue. He noted a campaign piece that depicted him as a wind up toy, with Ferriero doing the winding.
While Honis and the two other candidates who act as her semi-official running mates dismiss partisan politics, Rudolph doesn’t buy it.
“They can tell you that. But it’s the same people who worked for (Weinberg), the same county committee men and women, who are supporting them in the race,” he said.Read More >
ORANGE - Running for mayor, At-Large Councilman Donald Page voted at 7 a.m. at the YMCA on Park Avenue and High Street.
Now he drives from one polling place to the next while his campaign manager Michael Vieira puts yellow-shirted Page soldiers on the streets.
The camp is confident.
"We had some problems with some of the machines - one at Love of Jesus Church and another at the Elks, but otherwise things have gone well," said Page, a 14-year veteran of the council.Read More >
Don't expect New Jersey's U.S. senators to be a presidential runningmate. In a survey of the U.S. Senate's membership not already running for president on whether they'd accept an offer to be vice president, The Hill newspaper found a variety of responses to the veepstakes question. Some were accompanied by laughs, others took the question seriously.
So, how did Democrats Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg respond?Read More >
A robocall in Ridgewood caused a stir in the village’s municipal elections this week, with all of the candidates it supported disowning it.
The call, made by the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) on Sunday, voiced support for council incumbents Betty Wiest, Jacques Harlow and new council candidate Keith Killion.
According to Killion’s campaign manager, Ron Verdicchio, the call sounded “as if Keith Killion was running with and endorsing Jacque Harlow and Betty Wiest.” Killion, the town’s second-in-command policeman, is actually endorsing two other non-incumbent candidates: Paul Aronsohn and Anne Zusy.Read More >
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Local Elections will be held today in: Allenhurst, Bass River, Belleville, Bradley Beach, Cape May Point, Cape May City, Deal, Delran, Garfield, Gloucester Township, Irvington, Island Heights, Keansburg, Long Beach, Longport, Manchester, Mahwah, Medford Lakes, Montclair, Mount Holly, Ocean City, Newton, Nutley, Orange, Paterson, Pohatcong, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, Sparta, Spotswood, Teaneck, Ventnor, West Orange, West Wildwood, and West Windsor.
PATERSON - Ward races will dominate the polling places tomorrow on Election Day, and one person who will watch the results come in but does not expect any surprises is At-Large Councilman Jeffrey Jones.
Jones already has his sights on 2010, and whatever happens Tuesday will not interfere with his plans.
"I have every intention of running for mayor," says Jones, a 50-year old native Patersonian who was first elected to the council in 1996.Read More >
On his first visit to South Carolina as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie stayed in "moderate Charleston, in contrast to other potential GOP candidates who made early visits to conservatives elsewhere," according to an ABC News report.Read More >
U.S. Senate race: Bell defends gold standard stance MONTCLAIR - On the same day he was politically brickbatted by the chief adviser to the last Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell stood by a key plank of policy platform: monetary reform...
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By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
“Clearly there’s some resemblance with Theodore Roosevelt. That direct confrontational style of leadership.” - historian Doris Hearns Goodwin, referring to Gov. Chris Christie.- The Times of Trenton
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