Amid an uptick among some party members who would like to see state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) bestow the party chairmanship upon veteran Passaic County Democratic Committee Chair John Currie, a source close to Buono pushed back.
Buono is said to prefer Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (D-31) for state party chair. Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) doesn't favor O'Donnell and told Buono as much earlier this week.
But Buono is undeterred, the source told PolitickerNJ.com.Read More >
The name of Newark West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice keeps circulating in Democratic Party circles as a possible candidate for lieutenant governor.
Ultimately, it is the choice of state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), Democratic gubernatorial contender.
Sources close to Buono say she and her political advisors have not yet discussed the subject of LG.Read More >
Hudson County Democratic Chairman Mark Smith wouldn’t confirm state Sen. Barbara Buono’s (D-18) state party chair choice as HCDO consigliere Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell (D-31).
But if she goes that way, she’ll be getting a great state chairman, Smith told PolitickerNJ.com.
“If she does pick Jason O’Donnell, she’s going to be well-served by a man, a Democrat, who is intelligent and energetic,” Smith said. “It comes down to her choice, and I’m going to support her choice 100%. She is the gubernatorial candidate.”Read More >
SAYREVILLE – Gov. Chris Christie again turned his attention to New Jersey’s teacher unions when talking about school vouchers.
The governor told residents the reason the state does not have a school voucher program is because of “the power” of special interests in New Jersey. Christie was asked by a resident whether he supports a voucher program.Read More >
SAYREVILLE – The residents of Middlesex County may have wanted to get Gov. Chris Christie to talk about a 2016 presidential election, but he wasn’t going to take the bait.
The governor responded to a question of whether he plans to make a run for the White House by telling residents he plans to “keep [his] eyes on the ball,” saying he’s focused on being re-elected as governor – not becoming the next president.Read More >
Mayor Jerry Healy’s loss Tuesday night inevitably triggered intra-party discussions about consequences to the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO), specifically Chairman Mark Smith.
Healy’s loss splashed on Smith, who also took a 2011 ding in West New York, then ran afoul of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) last year when he picked Nia Gill instead of the Essex County-establishment favored Donald Payne.
On the positive side of the ledger, Smith engineered peace this year with volatile LD 33 Senator Brian P. Stack earning praise for his diplomacy.
He’s too nice to be toxic, say sources, but after all the HCDO-backed casualties it now looks like the affable Bayonne mayor’s turn to walk the political plank.Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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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 >
"The frustration is she might as well have named Joe Cryan her choice for state party chair because Jason O'Donnell is simply a beard for Joe Cryan." - State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).- PolitickerNJ.com
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