The independent expenditure group in favor of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries launched its third TV ad on Thursday in support of Jeffries.
The group, known as Newark First, lashed out at the TV ad launched by the independent expenditures group in favor of Jeffries' rival, South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka, in the race to be decided on May 13, just 19 days away.
Newark First also called on Baraka to release a full record detailing his council office’s spending, which the city and candidate have yet to make public, according to the group.Read More >
NEWARK - An Essex County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka that called for the removal of two supporters of his rival, former state Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries, from the Essex County Board of Elections.Read More >
NEWARK - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop was not suited up when he strode into the breakfast held before the 77th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington train trip at the Newark Hilton on Tuesday morning. Dressed casually, he was getting fueled up for the ultimate schmooze ride to the nation's capital.
Fulop, a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate, was perhaps internally cheered by the fact that his potential South Jersey rival, State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), was nowhere in sight because of what his office said were scheduling conflicts. Externally, Fulop radiated confidence as a line of politicos formed in front of him, looking for a few minutes to talk.
Fulop took a few minutes to talk to PolitickerNJ.com about the Newark mayoral race, which pits South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka against former Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries. The Newark race reminds Fulop of his 2013 struggle to oust then-incumbent Mayor Jerramiah Healy in Jersey City.Read More >
NEWARK - With just three weeks left until the May 13 Newark municipal election, some might say now is not the time to take one's eyes off of the two men locked in political combat for Newark's mayoral chair - South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka and former Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries.
But as Newark's population continues shifting towards a majority Latino future, the first female, and first Latina, mayor of New Jersey's largest city waits in the wings - State Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29).
Several sources have told PolitickerNJ.com that the name of Ruiz, an ally of Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Newark Democratic power broker Steve Adubato, Sr., is being bandied about as a possible Newark mayoral candidate in 2018. She is up for re-election to the state Senate in 2015.
According to Ruiz, the Newark mayoral candidacy shoe doesn't fit. Yet.Read More >
NEWARK - At the breakfast before the 77th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington train trip at the Newark Hilton on Tuesday morning, State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) downplayed his clash with Gov. Chris Christie regarding the ongoing debate over interest arbitration caps for unionized police and firefighters.
"I wouldn't characterize it as a fight, I would characterize it as a negotiation. I have sat down with the governor. We are talking," Prieto told PolitickerNJ.com. "At this point in time, those conversations are private between me and him. We're trying to figure a compromise that's good for everybody."Read More >
NEWARK - In a rushed moment before getting on the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington train trip on Tuesday morning, state Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) stopped in the lobby of the Newark Hilton and put down his black rolling suitcase. Someone nearby, perhaps after a few Bloody Marys, couldn't resist cracking a joke.
"All the Bridgegate papers in there?" the man asked while scores of New Jersey politicos scuttled across the street to Penn Station to board the train.
"Yeah, they're all right here," Wisniewski answered, smiling, patting the suitcase.
The 77th annual train trip may inspire high frivolity in many who enjoy the ride to the nation's capital. But for Wisniewski, the co-chairperson of the state legislative committee investigating the Christie administration regarding the Bridgegate scandal, the ongoing investigation is no laughing matter.
"There is a lot of work ahead of us," Wisniewski told PolitickerNJ.com. "We're going to continue to pursue all of the relevant information until we understand the fundamental question of how this could happen, and how we could stop it from happening happen."Read More >
NEWARK - Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries worked the crowd at the breakfast before the 77th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington train trip at the Newark Hilton on Tuesday morning. The Hilton stands a short distance away from Seton Hall University's law school, where Jeffries has worked as an associate professor. In just three weeks, Newark's voters will be his judge and jury in the May 13 municipal election.
In an interview with PolitickerNJ.com, Jeffries presented a path to victory on Election Day that seemed to indicate a strategy that relies significantly on two of Newark's five wards.
"Our message is resonating throughout the city. We're going to win by very large margins in the North and in the East in particular. We have clear organizational strength there," Jeffries said. "We're going to preserve our margins in other parts of the city. We're in great shape. We've just got to keep doing the work."Read More >
NEWARK - Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka walked quietly into the breakfast before the 77th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington train trip at the Newark Hilton on Tuesday morning. The moment he entered the crowded room, all eyes were on him.
Perceived by many politicos to be the favorite over his rival, former state Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries, Baraka told PolitickerNJ.com that he was taking nothing for granted with just three weeks left before Newark's May 13 municipal election.
"I'm knocking on doors and talking to as many voters as possible down the stretch," Baraka, Newark's South Ward councilman, said. "The ground game is always the most important thing on Election Day. It's about how ready your organization is. Going negative shows people that you don't have any ideas. It just shows desperation. Those type of people, who are part of the old politics in this city, aren't going to be around very long."Read More >
NEWARK - Newark First, the independent expenditure group that supports Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries in the run-up to the May 13 municipal election, has been on the attack lately against Jeffries' rival in the mayoral race, Ras Baraka. These attacks have centered on a critical aspect of political life: money.Read More >
NEWARK - Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries and his council slate raised more than $760,000 during the last campaign fundraising period, according to official reports.
A copy of the fundraising report submitted by the Jeffries campaign to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) for the 29-day pre-election period ending on April 11 indicates that the Jeffries Team for Newark 2014 raised more than $763,700, and more than $1,350,800 to date. Jeffries and his council candidates are trying to defeat Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka and his council slate in the May 13 municipal election.
The most recent ELEC report indicates that the Jeffries Team for Newark 2014 has more than $247,400 cash-on-hand.
The copy of the ELEC report shows that 3 percent of the Jeffries Team for Newark 2014 donations this period came from contributions less than $300, with almost 5 percent of the total raised cumulative contributions coming in at less than $300.Read More >
The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.Read More >
Organization to honor Gov. KeanAn event next month for Community Options, Inc. will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organization's founding and honor Governor Tom Kean, Sr., a was an advocate over 25 years ago for bringing individuals with developmental disabilities out of state institutions into small group homes.Robert...
By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >
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