Watson Coleman's committee team includes Buono, Mercer allies, Green, Silva and Randal Pinkett

Watson Coleman's committee team includes Buono, Mercer allies, Green, Silva and Randal Pinkett
Lonny Kaplan, left, with U.S. Sen Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

The Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress campaign today announced their campaign committee in CD12. 

“I am proud to have the support of such a diverse and respected assortment of individuals as we move forward with our campaign,” said Watson Coleman.  “These folks not only represent some of the best and brightest in the 12th Congressional district, they are also people that I know are as committed as I am to the priorities of President Obama and Democrats in Congress.  They have all contributed towards the tremendous momentum our campaign has already achieved in this race and I am looking forward to their continued support and guidance as our campaign progresses.  I know that each of these members will continue to help us as fundraisers, surrogates and strategists as we move forward to victory on June 3rd.”

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Newark mayor's race: Jersey City Mayor Fulop, a Baraka backer, endorses Ramos, Jeffries slate member

Newark mayor's race: Jersey City Mayor Fulop, a Baraka backer, endorses Ramos, Jeffries slate member

NEWARK - To the casual observer of Newark politics, the scene at Don Pepe's restaurant on Thursday night was confusing, unless one considers a force that is at times more powerful than politics: friendship.

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr. hosted a fundraising event where more than 200 people waited to hear him speak. Ramos, an erstwhile mayoral candidate, dropped his bid to be Newark's political CEO in February. Shortly thereafter, he joined the council slate of mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries. 

But before Ramos addressed the crowd, one supporter stepped forth and stepped up to the microphone: Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop. 

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Winners and Losers: Week of April 14th

Winners and Losers: Week of April 14th

The state weathered another week of politics, as Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries upped his TV visibility with less than a month to go before Election Day; Paterson mayoral candidates took to the trail for numerous continuing debate forums; and the money game in federal contests gave glimpses of coming challenges and/or more wins and losses…

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Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral race

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral race

BAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith. 

"It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a Smith fundraiser at the Bayonne Golf Club that included Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20), state Assemblyman Joe Cryan (D-20), state Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (D-31), Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal and New Jersey Laborers Union leader Ray Pocino. "I am going to be as helpful as humanly possible over the next month of the campaign." 

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Governor Christie files direct appointments

Governor Christie files direct appointments

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State's Office...

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Elizabeth Ward Races: Dasilva prevails in residency court case

Elizabeth Ward Races: Dasilva prevails in residency court case

The courts and streets intersect with a vengeance in Elizabeth politics. 

In advance of the June 3rd Democratic Primary election where six ward seats are at stake, a Superior Court Judge this afternoon ruled in favor of Elizabeth Council candidate Armando Dasilva in a residency case.

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Fulop on arbitration cap bill fight: "We're going to defer" to Prieto

Fulop on arbitration cap bill fight: "We're going to defer" to Prieto

JERSEY CITY - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop declined on Thursday to get directly involved in the ongoing debate over interest arbitration caps for unionized police and firefighters, but indicated that he trusted State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto's (D-32) leadership. 

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Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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