Weekend TV

On NJN’s Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, Matt Friedman (PolitickerNJ.com), John Reitmeyer (The Record), Cynthia Burton (Philadelphia Inquirer) and Jonathan Tamari (Gannett New Jersey) join Jim Hooker to talk abou the U.S. Senate primaries, the higher education budget hearing, and Gov. Jon Corzine.  Sunday at 10AM.

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3rd district candidates debate

The Republican candidates running for the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton – Chris Myers, Jack Kelly and Justin Murphy --  will debate this weekend on New Jersey Network’s On the Record with Jim Hooker.  Sunday at 9AM and 11AM, and Monday at 6:30 AM.

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Stender fronts commitment to health care, defends herself against GOP attacks

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), left, and Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union).U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), left, and Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union). 

FANWOOD - Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union) flexed her party muscles today as she toured a senior care facility here with chief deputy whip in the U.S. House, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and defended herself against attacks from prospective general election rivals.

Stender, the Democrats’ nominee in the 7th District Congressional District, and Wasserman Schultz, co-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program, underscored their commitment to universal health care, Medicare and Social Security.

“We need to elect someone with a conscience, who understands that health care should be a high priority,” said Wasserman Shultz, sitting with Stender in the parlor of the Chelsea at Fanwood. “That’s why I’m here, to highlight Linda’s promising candidacy.”

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Stender remains neutral in prez contest

Gearing up for her own general election run in the 7th congressional District, Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union) stays out of the Obama-Clinton fracas.

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CWA endorses Andrews for Senate

Calling him "a champion of workers' rights," the Communications Workers of America, Local 1034, today endorsed U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.

"Rob Andrews has always been a true friend of working families in New Jersey and the nation," said Carla Katz, president of CWA Local 1034. "He is one of the leading advocates in Washington for the economic benefits and health and safety standards he believes should be afforded all workers."

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Wasserman Schultz backs up Stender

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), co-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union) in Stender's 7th District Congressional run.

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This Week on PolitickerNJ.com

Lautenberg and Andrews sparred over Iraq.

The age issue reared its head.

Andrews tapped a former foe.

The GOP senate candidates battled.

Evans dropped out.

Kelly and Myers traded barbs.

DiVincenzo geared up.

Things heated up in Orange.

Conaghan had the field to himself.

The subpoenas flew in A.C.

Lesniak went on tour.

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Morning Digest: September 2nd

Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080  ...

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Op-Ed

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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