Nikki Trunk

WINNERS and LOSERS: Week of Marriage Equality

WINNERS and LOSERS: Week of Marriage Equality

“The trouble with some women," said Cher, "is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.” 

Rearrange the wording and you get the new era in New Jersey, which was never known for being all that romantic but now becomes the 13th state to allow legal same-sex marriages.

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Welcome to South Jersey: Kean sees opportunity where Dems delight in bipartisanship with Christie (with video)

Welcome to South Jersey: Kean sees opportunity where Dems delight in bipartisanship with Christie (with video)

SOUTH JERSEY – That GOP squall Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-21) wants would hit down here amid the inlets, sand stretches and docks on Nov. 5th, or so it would appear, but for Democratic incumbents’ staunch messaging of bipartisanship with Gov. Chris Christie, distinct name brands and shock and awe independent expenditure artillery.

 While Christie has stayed away from making public appearances with battleground Republicans in key South Jersey firefights, Kean has run headlong into South Jersey’s throne room and challenged the dominant figure on the landscape: Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).

Head fake?

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Kean says he will be state Senate President

Kean says he will be state Senate President

The gubernatorial poll showing Republican Gov. Chris Christie ahead by 26 points is hardly cold today when the question arrives in the ear of Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21).

Is he going to be the next senate president?

“Yes,” said Kean, unequivocally.

The brawl he’s having with Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) got too politically bloody for even PolitickerNJ.com to cover some months ago, and it’s been in full swing ever since.

Kean v. Sweeney; Sweeney v. Kean.

Sweeney in Westfield talking gay marriage; the Keans (son and father) in Gloucester raising money for Sweeny opponent Nikki Trunk.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

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...

Op-Ed

The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians

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 >

Contributors

(4-16-14) New Jersey Vote By Mail Law - The voter turnout for New Jersey’s November gubernatorial election was the lowest since the days of prohibition, coming... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"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

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