By Wally Edge | February 4th, 2009 - 3:41pm
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No one is going to question the testicular fortitude of Michael Drewniak, the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office and a registered Democrat.  He took a short leave from his job with the Justice Department today to attend, on his own time, the campaign kickoff of his former boss, Christopher Christie, for the Republican nomination for Governor. 

Maybe Drewniak, a former newspaper reporter who has worked for federal prosecutors from both parties, wanted to see how Christie handled himself as he embarks on a new career.  Or perhaps Drewniak just wanted to make a point after First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Brown was criticized for attending a social gathering-turned-campaign meeting at Christie’s home two Sundays ago.

“We are not required to act like cloistered drones when it comes to the political process and, with some obvious restrictions, we are allowed to associate with and support campaigns and make political contributions if we so choose  -- just like all Americans,” Drewniak told PolitickerNJ.com this week.

 

The Back Room

McGreevey expresses no desire to be power broker in Newark mayoral race

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told PolitickerNJ.com on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.  

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 17, 2014

Bergen Dems demand Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after unlimited contributions commentsHACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political...

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 >

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones

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