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"Congressman Pascrell would be a formidable candidate. He has shown he has no inhibitions about criticizing this governor. As a candidate he would provide good contrast to Chris Christie." - State Democratic Party Chairman John Wisniewski- PolitickerNJ.com
"The world changed after the tragedy, much like 911. I don't care about the gun control/NRA debate. Together with Marlboro's Board of Education, we need to keep 8000 kids safe." - Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, whose school district is ready to put a police officer in each school effective January 2nd.- PolitickerNJ.com
"With the Mayor’s announcement today -- and having already earned the endorsement of the Middlesex County and Somerset County Democratic Parties, I am asking Democrats across New Jersey to join our campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor." - state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), Metuchen.- PolitickerNJ.com
"What he meant and what he said was that he would be an integral cog in our wheel, raise money and come to any and all events, that he would be a good Democrat from Oakland to Cape May and he reminded me that he (is from Bergen)." - Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Lou Stellato, on Newark Mayor Cory Booker.- PolitickerNJ.com
"The governor has shown a reckless disregard for the law, the Rutgers Board of Governors and the people of the state of New Jersey. The legislation clearly states the additional appointments to the board need to be from Camden and Essex counties. The action he announced today is in direct violation of the law." - state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), regarding the governor's appointment of Martin Perez to the Rutgers Board of Governors.- PolitickerNJ.com
Sometimes there are no answers to random acts of violence except to increase our random acts of kindness to each other.
~Sen. Ray Lesniak
"While he genuinely does care for the citizens of Newark, a lot of people here feel that he’s been looking beyond Newark for a long time.” - Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-29), on Newark Mayor Cory Booker.- The New York Times
"In one world, at City Hall in Newark, N.J. Booker twice casts a controversial tie-breaking vote to maneuver an ally onto the City Council, sparking a near-riot with council members yelling, "Shame on you!" A court ultimately invalidates the vote, leaving the council evenly split. In the other world, outside Newark, Booker is praised as an inspiration and courted to challenge Republican Gov. Christie in 2013. TV interviewers even ask him what happens after he becomes governor or U.S. senator: Will he run for president? The two sides of the Booker phenomenon provide a backdrop to his decision." - reporter Matt Katz- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"I've got your backs." - Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Northern County Democratic chairmen.- PolitickerNJ.com
"I'm running for governor," said the veteran Democratic senator in a YouTube video. "I filed my papers and I'll make a formal announcement early next year. I'm not going to run a conventional campaign and I won't be anointed by the political bosses. Instead I'l stake my chances on the folks in grocery stores and train stations. Those who need someone to stand up for them." - state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18)- PolitickerNJ.com
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"The frustration is she might as well have named Joe Cryan her choice for state party chair because Jason O'Donnell is simply a beard for Joe Cryan." - State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).- PolitickerNJ.com
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