Flashpoint: New Brunswick
By Max Pizarro | June 8th, 2010 - 11:08am
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NEW BRUNSWICK - A sleepy summertime campus forms one half of this university town where Cahill sign-brandishing campaign workers dominate the downtown other half.

This is the 20-year turf of Mayor Jim Cahill, who's "out checking different polling sites," according to City Hall personnel.

Running on the Democratic Party line in this primary as "the real Democrat," according to his campaign lit, Cahill faces a challenge from Patricia Bombelyn, an attorney and grassroots leader who's trying to rally neighborhood dissatisfaction against what she sees as the development-focused incumbent.

With a green t-shirted Cahill campaign sentinel on every key corner and workers roaming the streets with stacks of green and blue literature, Cahill's forces appear in control of the city - early. 

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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