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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The Back Room

Names on the LD7 GOP bench

In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 29th

  Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."

- The New York Times

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