International name ID isn’t always a benefit to a candidate. In June 1971, Republican primary voters rejected the candidacy of Robert F. Marasco, a 29-year-old retired Green Beret who was seeking a seat on the Bloomfield Township Council.
Two years earlier, Marasco made international headlines when the Army Captain was accused of summarily executing a Vietnamese operative he suspected of being a double agent while working for Marasco’s special forces unit in Laos. When the incident became news back in the United States, the U.S. Government prosecuted Marasco (who pulled the trigger) and five other Green Berets. Marasco’s lawyer was famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.
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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).Read More >
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...
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 >
"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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