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.
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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