A quick scan of Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports shows politicians from around the state throwing financial support to their favorite candidates in the 12th Congressional District contest.
Below, find some of the names of those out-of-district and out-of-county players in the developing June 3rd Democratic Primary in CD12:Read More >
NEWARK - The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has issued a statement announcing that the offices of Carl Sharif, Jeffries' campaign manager, have been broken into.
"A break-in occurred early this morning at the offices owned by Carl Sharif and two others at 660 Stuyvesant Ave. in Irvington, New Jersey," Jeffries campaign spokeswoman Lupe Todd said in a written statement on Tuesday. "Several items are reported missing, including two laptop computers owned by Carl Sharif. There is also reported damage in the building. The Irvington police were called and a report was filed."Read More >
BAYONNE - The battle of Bayonne fully took to the airwaves this week as insurgent mayoral candidate Jimmy Davis launched his first television advertisement this week. The Davis TV spot hit the airwaves on Monday.Read More >
PATERSON – Gearing up for a possible 2017 showdown for governor, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop both want to be loved by Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie, who also serves as chair of the Democratic State Committee.
So when it comes to winning one race, at least, the two men are united.
To that end, and to enhance their standing in the statewide political stratosphere, Fulop and Sweeney donated money to the Paterson mayoral campaign of Andre Sayegh, who has Currie’s and the County Democratic Party’s backing in the closely watched May 13th mayoral election.
Sources close to Sayegh say the money is less about Currie and more about a chance for players beyond the borders of the SIlk City to get the attention of a rising North Jersey party star.
As Fulop and Sweeney play a statewide chess match using candidates as opposing pieces in an effort to gain clout for a future head-to-head, the rivals’ support for the same candidate in Paterson represents a departure from Newark.Read More >
Third Congressional District Democratic candidate Aimee Belgard raised nearly $230,000 during the first three months of 2014, according to her campaign. The candidate, a Burlington County freeholder, finished the quarter with $325,725.24 cash-on-hand, with 1,563 individual contributions under $100.
"Our campaign is running strong," said Belgard. "Folks from all over the district, Democrats, Republicans and independents, are supporting me because they're fed up with this irresponsible Congress and want to be represented by someone who will immediately get to work fighting for what people in South Jersey need: jobs, a good education, Medicare and Social Security.
Pro-Shavar Jeffries independent expenditure group Newark First today launched its first Spanish Language television advertisement in support of Jeffries' Newark mayoral candidacy.
Jeffries is running in the May13th election against South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka.
The spot is the second cable TV ad from Newark First.
“Newark needs to move in a new direction – that’s why Newark First will work tirelessly to ensure that Shavar Jeffries becomes our next mayor. The people of this great city can’t afford to turn over the keys to a career politician like Ras Baraka who has promoted himself, while letting crime spiral out of control and leaving our communities behind. Shavar Jeffries is the real deal, not a politician only looking out for himself. He’s a lifelong Newarker, a civil rights lawyer, and someone who has never backed down from a tough fight. As mayor, he will unite all of our communities and put the people Newark first,” said Dr. Chris T. Pernell, President of Newark First.Read More >
SOMERSET – New Jersey’s governor charged President Barack Obama with delaying the “bad” parts of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday until he’s “almost out the door.”
The governor said Garden State taxpayers can expect to flip the bill for the health care reform’s so-called “Cadillac Tax,” telling residents that people with good health care plans – including many state workers – will be subject to the new tax in the coming years.
Since taxpayers pay public employees benefits they can expect to bear the increased cost if those plans are subject to the new tax, Christie argued.Read More >
SOMERSET – Gov. Chris Christie sent a message to the new Assembly speaker at his latest town hall event Tuesday regarding the ongoing debate over interest arbitration caps for unionized police and firefighters.
“What’s to negotiate?” Christie asked at his latest event a day after holding a rally with New Jersey lawmakers and mayors across the street from the New Jersey Statehouse.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” he said, referring to Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto’s (D-32) refusal to post the bill for a vote after allowing the law to sunset late last month.Read More >
Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.Read More >
Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
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By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities. I am proud of those accomplishments. In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >
"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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