NEWARK -Moments after endorsing Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka on Tuesday, former Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Milly Silva turned her eyes south to the multifaceted and multi-candidate race in New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District.
State Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14) and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17), among others, have jumped into the race to fill the Congressional seat soon to be left open by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) after he declared he would not seek re-election last month.
But Silva, who parachuted into the race to run New Jersey's largest city to support Baraka, also personally backed CD12 contender Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15), the 2013 campaign chair for Silva's former ticket mate, Democratic nominee for Governor, former state Sen. Barbara Buono.Read More >
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) today announced the initial members of her team for the 2014 Democratic Primary in the 12th Congressional District.
"I am proud of the team we have put together to deliver a victory on June 3rd,” said Watson Coleman. “We have seen an influx of support throughout the 12th Congressional District and today’s announcement will only add to the building momentum."
The Watson Coleman Team is comprised of the following:Read More >
Incumbent Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith released the first television commercial of his re-election campaign today.
‘Five Years’, will begin airing on cable with a significant buy on Wednesday, according to Smith's campaign.Read More >
NEWARK - Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries launched a verbal attack on Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on Tuesday, questioning the reasons behind Fulop's endorsement of rival candidate Ras Baraka last month and demanding that Baraka reject the support of the mayor of New Jersey's second largest city.
The question of whether Newark will remain the Garden State's largest city was at the heart of Jeffries' mayoral campaign offensive. Jeffries specifically pointed to Fulop's comments during his State of the City address last Thursday.
"Jersey City will be the largest city in New Jersey by the end of 2016," Fulop said during his address last week.
"For me, we now know the true motives of the mayor of Jersey City's endorsement of my opponent, Councilman Baraka, which is to take Newark backward, and not forward," Jeffries said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference at his campaign's Central Ward headquarters. "Today, I am calling on Councilman Baraka to refuse Fulop's campaign support, financial or otherwise, and put Newark's families first for a change. Nothing short of a full denouncement of Fulop's political agenda at our expense is acceptable."
A former Marine who hoped to mount a CD 3 bid to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) says he’s giving a U.S. Senate run serious consideration.
Chris Isola, who turned to work on Wall Street after the Marines, was vying for the Republican Party’s nod to succeed Runyan. However, GOP screening committees in both Ocean and Burlington counties threw their support behind another Republican congressional hopeful.
But that doesn’t mean local Republicans weren’t impressed with Isola, who PolitickerNJ reported earlier was being recruited to potentially challenge U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).Read More >
A former attorney in the Haddonfield office of a firm specializing in toxic tort litigation today admitted that he falsified defendants’ names in more than 100 asbestos suits filed in New York State courts in order to increase business and his standing in the firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Arobert C. Tonogbanua, 64, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud.Read More >
TOMS RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie charged the media last month with being “the only people at the moment who are asking me about” the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.
At the time, he told a radio audience on his monthly “Ask the Governor” program that questions about the so-called Bridgegate scandal never came up because people care about “real” problems.Read More >
TOMS RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie sent a veiled threat to the Democratic-controlled Legislature Tuesday, saying his patience on bringing lawmakers to the table to discuss pension reform proposals “is not endless.”
The looming battle between New Jersey’s Republican governor and legislators continues to become more evident as Christie told a friendly crowd in Toms River that he’s on a mission to make additional changes to the state’s pension system.
“What I’m trying to do is save the pension system,” Christie declared, years after signing into law the state’s historic pension and health care benefits reforms of 2011.
He didn’t call anyone out by name and his comments were tempered. But the message was undisputable: Come to the table Democrats.Read More >
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
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BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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