CD3: MacArthur 'desperate to distract,' says Belgard campaign manager

CD3: MacArthur 'desperate to distract,' says Belgard campaign manager

The CD3 joust turned into a general election conflagration today as the MacArthur Campaign went negative in a television ad.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) drew first blood with an attack ad on Republican Tom MacArthur last month.

Today, Belgard Campaign Manager Hannah Ledford responded to the ad the MacArthur Campaign unleashed on Democratic Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard.

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Bucco critical of Barnes' labor bill aimed at state of emergency employment

Bucco critical of Barnes' labor bill aimed at state of emergency employment

TRENTON – Citing his experience as a business owner, veteran Senator Tony Bucco (R-25) criticized a bill (S-1717) which would prohibit an employer from taking any adverse employment actions against an employee who is unable to actively work or perform regular duties at the employer’s place of business due to a declared state of emergency.

“I own a manufacturing business,” said Bucco. “None of my employees have skin in the game. I sign personally my line of credit. I have to make the decision whether I keep my business open. I don’t think the legislature is the one that should be making this decision. …I look at it as a business owner.”

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O'Scanlon: 'NJ's red light camera program appears... headed towards extinction this December'

O'Scanlon: 'NJ's red light camera program appears... headed towards extinction this December'

Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O'Scanlon (R-13) applauded passage out of the Senate Transportation Committee legislation (S-2325/A-3527) prohibiting New Jersey drivers' information from being shared with other states and private companies for purposes of speed or red-light camera enforcement.

“New Jersey’s red light camera program appears to be headed towards extinction this December - and we already wisely ban speed camera enforcement - but these systems continue to operate in neighboring states where our drivers often commute,” said O’Scanlon. “These programs have proven to be error-prone and ineffective. We shouldn't allow our motorists to be preyed upon when they are outside of our borders. 

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MacArthur goes negative with network TV attack on Belgard

MacArthur goes negative with network TV attack on Belgard

CD3 Republican Tom MacArthur went after his Democratic opponent Aimee Belgard today in a Philadelphia network ad.

"For as long as we need it to be effective," said MacArthur Spokesman Frank Luna, when asked about the duration of the ad.

The ad attacks Belgard's record as a freeholder (accepting salary) and her tax record as a committeewoman in Edgewater Park.

"We're fighting like we're ten points behind until 8 p.m. on Nov. 4th," said Luna.

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Morning Digest: September 15th

Morning Digest: September 15th

Governor 2017: most Dems don't know who they want; 27% prefer Codey

Governor 2017: most Dems don't know who they want; 27% prefer Codey

As Gov. Chris Christie paws at presidential turf 2016, some Democrats continue to gnaw at his heels, and Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll is there to monitor their movements.

According to this morning's FDU Poll, nearly three quarters of Republicans (74%) don't know who they’d like to run on their ticket for the state’s next governor, with the rest divided among the current lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno (12%), “someone else” (11%), and state senator Jon Bramnick (4%).

On the Democratic side, more than a half of respondents say they’re uncertain when asked who they’d prefer as their nominee, with about a quarter (27%) choosing former governor and current State Senator Richard Codey. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney garners 9 percent support, “someone else” gets 6 percent, and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop garners 3 percent support.

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Pascrell - with Tedesco - lays down South Bergen campaign footprint in Lyndhurst

Pascrell - with Tedesco - lays down South Bergen campaign footprint in Lyndhurst

LYNDHURST – When you’re late here on Sunday in this crammed-together conglomerate of Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Wallington, North Arlington, East Rutherford, Wood-Ridge and Carlstadt, the obvious explanation is mass went overtime.

That’s the excuse Jim Tedesco had as he rammed through the Reginald Marsh streetscape of ballparks, firehouses, gas stations, bakeries, statue-heavy Roman Catholic churchyards, and local town halls,  and into a sweltering room packed with recognizable politicos native to South Bergen and routine Passaic allies long part of the Bill Pascrell caravan.

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Bergen County Exec's race: Donovan opens South Bergen campaign headquarters

Bergen County Exec's race: Donovan opens South Bergen campaign headquarters

CARLSTADT - Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan returned to her South Bergen roots to open up her campaign's Legislative District 36 offices on Friday night. 

"We've got 53 days to go," Donovan, the Republican incumbent, said before an overflow campaign storefront crowd on Hackensack Street in Carlstadt. "When I ran four years ago, I made four promises: keep taxes below the rate of inflation, freeze [taxes] for the first year, audit every department for waste and look for where people hadn't paid the money due to the county. I have kept every promise I've made, and not everybody does that." 

An array of Bergen Republican officials were present at the event, including Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) Chairman Bob Yudin, state Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39), Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola (R - Franklin Lakes) and the two GOP freeholder candidates, Bob Avery and Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh. 

"In the past, there has been friction between the County Executive and myself. I want you to understand that [after] we finally got together in December and we worked this out, we are united in all respects," said Yudin, referring to the public peace pact Yudin and Donovan announced at the end of last year. "The BCRO is one thousand percent behind Kathe and our two freeholder candidates."

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The Back Room

Sources: Why Fox?

With the support of Gov. Chris Christie, Jamie Fox is on the fast track to get back to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The question is why?

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 18th

Guv prospects Fulop and Sweeney add voices to Silva, Stack and striking 1199 SEIU workers UNION CITY – They tried out their blue collar tough guy tonsils today in front of a purple-shirted crowd of striking healthcare workers – two of three as-yet-undeclared Democratic candidates for governor: Jersey City...

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Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“We’re going to hold the line until hell freezes over, and when hell freezes over, we’re going to hold the line on ice skates." - Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-31), at yesterday's SEIU 1199 rally.

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