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

Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

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(7-16-14) Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting - Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive... 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 »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"As soon as you step into the lake on foot or in a boat, you're in the state's domain. I feel bad for the snake, and I hope it gets rescued before it dies when it gets cold. It didn't mean to get let out there. This snake should be one thing we can get together on and not worry about party affiliation. Unless the snake's a Democrat." - Republican Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish

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