ENGLEWOOD - While Bergen County Surrogate Michael Dressler has seemingly been anointed as the Democrats' standard bearer in the 2014 Bergen County Executive's race, another candidate might grab the flag from his hands: Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D - 37).
"Since 2003, every time there is a county executive's race, my name is thrown out there," said Huttle. "I was a freeholder for six years, and I was the first female chairwoman of the freeholder board. I've been recognized countywide.
"At this point, I'm in the legislature, and I don't have much to say about anything else right now," Huttlle, an assemblywoman since 2006, added.Read More >
As the GOP in Burlington and Ocean counties huddles up this month to find a replacement candidate for retiring U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is making fun of the field of potential candidates – and seizing on the chance to poke at federal-level Republicans.
“No one in their right mind wants to run under the toxic banner of the reckless Republican Congress,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.Read More >
It’s come down to tomorrow in Hillside, the Union County town and frontline for the runoff between incumbent Mayor Joe Menza and challenger Councilwoman Angela Garretson.
“We’ve outworked them and we’ve out-mailed them,” said a source close to Garretson, who would be the first African-American woman mayor since Karen McCoy Oliver left office in 2009.
Lacking the support of local Democratic Party Chair Charlotte DeFilippo, McCoy Oliver didn’t run for a third term four years ago. Running as an independent, Menza beat DeFilippo’s candidate, then-Councilman Jerome Jewell.Read More >
Sources say Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D-29) will stay on as chair of the Assembly Environment Committee in the new regime of Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto (D-32).
Close to departing Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34), Spencer surfaced last month at a Prieto party in Hudson County and emerged with the support of the new speaker, according to Hudson sources.
"She's in good standing," a source close to the situation told PolitickerNJ.com.Read More >
TRENTON – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lane closure mess from September ensnarled Statehouse corridors this week.
The thought had been that no one from the embattled Authority would show up as requested by the Assembly Transportation Authority on Monday.
Surprise. Like an unexpected guest walking on-stage from behind the curtain to surprise a talk show host, Authority Deputy Executive Director – and former state Sen. – Bill Baroni strode into the hearing room just as the session was scheduled to start.Read More >
The Democratic National Committee is targeting Gov. Chris Christie as the New Jersey executive begins his term serving as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.Read More >
Lance looking to ensure CD 3 ‘remains in Republican hands’ LAWRENCEVILLE – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) was no stranger on the campaign trail for Steve Lonegan. When the former Bogota mayor made a bid for the U.S. Senate, Lance traveled outside of his district to celebrate Lonegan’s primary...
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BY Giancarlo Tello As an undocumented New Jersey student of 17 years, forced to drop out of Rutgers University because I could not afford the discriminatory out-of-state rate of $27,500 a year, I find Martin Perez’ misguided response to the... Read More >
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Nelson Mandela- Public Domain
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