Steve Lonegan wants the Democrats to beat each other to a pulp, so from a political standpoint he hesitated to get an elbow into the scrum initiated by representatives Rush Holt and Frank Pallone on front-running U.S. Senate candidate Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
But he couldn’t resist.
Holt and Pallone have a problem with Booker’s advocacy for school vouchers.Read More >
First Assistant Attorney General Thomas R. Calcagni announced that Birdsall Services Group pleaded guilty today to charges that the firm engaged in a criminal scheme to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in corporate political contributions through employees to evade New Jersey’s pay-to-play law and obtain millions of dollars in public contracts for which it should have been disqualified.
Birdsall Services Group, through its defense counsel, Joseph A. Hayden Jr., pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree money laundering and second-degree making false representations for government contracts before Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels in Ocean County, First Assistant Attorney General Calcagni announced. Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman is recused from this matter.Read More >
The chairman of the Essex County Democratic Organization said Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be able to run with the county party slogan once the exeutive committee signs off on its support for the U.S. Senate candidate.
"More than likely it's going to be Cory," said Chairman Phil Thigpen. "He's going to win."
He pointed out that the Essex County Democratic Organization still has to formally seal the deal, but he doesn't nurse any doubts that's where it's going.Read More >
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), Hopewell, calls himself the progressive problem-solver in the U.S. Senate contest, and identifies public education as a key area distinguishing himself from front-runner Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), Long Branch, also the self-identified progressive problem-solver in the race, likewise has a problem with Booker's record and cites education.
On the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, Pallone said Booker is cozying up to Republican Gov. Chris Christie in a way that does not advance the interests of most New Jerseyans.Read More >
Political observers of the developing Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate are carefully watching the movements of South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka, a mayoral candidate and hopeful successor to Cory Booker, his bitter local enemy.
Baraka’s not ready to endorse a candidate in the four-person field, but he’s having discussions with U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6).Read More >
Jersey City Mayor-elect Steven Fulop today announced that he has filled two key positions.
Jeremy Farrell, an associate with the Morristown office of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, was named corporation counsel and Muhammed Akil, who works in the city’s Health and Human Services Department, was named chief of staff to the mayor.Read More >
Secretary of State Kim Guadagno issued a final decision late today in which she affirmed on all counts the June 18 decision of Administrative Law Judge Edward Delanoy, ordering that Alieta Eck be placed on the ballot for the August 13th United States Senate special election primary.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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