ATLANTIC CITY - There was a meeting this afternoon between Speaker Sheila Oliver and Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell at the annual Democratic convention, although there was no indication that out of this meeting would definitely come some kind of agreement.
A short time after leaving the “Step up Women’s” Lunch at the state Democratic conference, Oliver was spotted walking into a Bally’s Casino restaurant with O’Donnell in tow.
The pair sat down at a private table.Read More >
ATLANTIC CITY – If there’s an intra-party battle among Democrats to name a new state committee leader, the outgoing No. 2 in the state committee says she wants nothing to do with the skirmish.
New Jersey Democratic State Committee vice chairwoman Dana Redd told PolitickerNJ she has a full plate as mayor of the city of Camden, saying she has little desire to enter the fray over who should succeed outgoing state party chairman John Wisniewski.Read More >
His campaign released his first All-Spanish campaign commercial today, but Republican Gov. Chris Christie was already in the hunt for Latino votes on Election Day earlier this week.
The incumbent governor did a robocall for challenger Jose Sandoval (pictured), who lost to incumbent Passaic City Mayor Alex Blanco.Read More >
BURLINGTON CITY – Gov. Chris Christie criticized President Barack Obama’s response to the AP phone records and IRS debacle.
The problem in part, in Christie’s view, appears to be a listless approach by the President.Read More >
BURLINGTON CITY – The fear factor.
It has long haunted Democrats worried about supporting anyone opposing incumbent Republican Chris Christie, a man who threw people behind bars for a living as U.S. Attorney prior to becoming governor.
Even now, as he runs for re-election, there’s reluctance among Democratic Party types who worry about making a political misstep and past sins suddenly surfacing, even if they themselves can’t remember them.
“Don’t use my picture with Barbara Buono – please,” a Democrat pleaded with PolitickerNJ.com recently, terrified of turning into a human bulls-eye at Election time.
It’s easier to sit on one’s hands if the alternative is ending up in handcuffs, or so runs the off the record reluctance visible throughout the early days of this unfolding election year.Read More >
ATLANTIC CITY – State Sen. Barbara Buono, (D-18), is hoping to galvanize New Jersey women to get out the vote this November.
Speaking at a “Step up Women’s” luncheon Friday at the New Jersey State Committee’s conference, the presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee blasted Gov. Chris Christie on his record with New Jersey’s women.Read More >
BURLINGTON CITY – Chalk up another Democratic mayoral endorsement for Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
Burlington City Mayor James Fazzone (pictured, above, with the Governor today) is backing Christie for re-election. The two are walking the streets today of the city’s business district.Read More >
TRENTON – The Office of Legislative Services states that the gross income tax collections in April are strong, as the Treasury reported on Thursday, but OLS cautioned Friday that the growth rate is likely to decline over the remainder of FY 2013.
OLS states that it believes this will be due to the fact that “future revenue flow is primarily from withholding collections, which are growing at a more modest rate.”Read More >
Newark Mayor Cory Booker will join Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley for a meet and greet tomorrow evening for incumbent state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20).Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
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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 >
"That's state money and the speaker has never raised an objection to that, and now all of a sudden she objects to her own bill. She's objecting on a basis she hasn't objected before on the TAG Grant program. Let's face it everybody, this is just politics. It's election year and it's politics." - Gov. Chris Christie, on Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).- PolitickerNJ.com
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