U.S. News & World Report is reporting that Republican strategists want to use former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey as a role model, suggesting that the fallout from the Abramoff-Scanlon lobbying scandal can be reduced if tainted GOP Congressmen resign before the 2006 election. "They should step aside now," said one adviser with ties to the House Republican leadership and the White House. "If they leave now, we could still hold their seat." When McGreevey resigned in August 2004, his approval rating was an upside down 38%-47%. His interim successor has a 68%-16% approval rating and Democrats kept the governorship by a 200,000 vote margin.
When Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (D-31) tried to run across no man's land as the new chair of the Democratic State Committee, he figured he'd have at least his home county of Hudson behind him.Read More >
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...
By JON BRAMNICK Voices around the country agree with our concern that "bipartisan committee led by John Wisniewski is partisan." Below are observers who agree Wisneiwski's committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd, NBC News: "Democrats made a mistake... Read More >
"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- PolitickerNJ.com
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