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: September 2nd

Campaign season now under way in Bergen County Politics is practiced year-round in Bergen County, and street-level campaigning has been going on quietly all summer. But both Republicans and Democrats say the Rutherford Street Fair on Labor Day signals a more intense phase of electioneering. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record) http://www.northjersey.com/news/campaign-season-now-under-way-in-bergen-county-1.1079080  ...

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >

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My Republican Hillary Clinton Experience    There is a veritable plethora of reportage in print, internet, television and radio media speculating as to whether Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic... more »
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(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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