By desnuda | October 25th, 2005 - 1:15pm
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Jon Corzine's Illinois roots may not be the only reason he is rooting for the Chicago White Sox: the only time the team played in the World Series in a New Jersey gubernatorial year, 1919, Democrats captured the governorship. Edward Edwards, a State Senator from Hudson County, won a narrow 14,510 vote victory over Republican Newton Bugbee, a millionaire businessman from Mercer County.

In three out of four World Series when the White Sox were playing, New Jersey Republicans picked up seats in the State Assembly: eight seats in 1959 and three in 1917 (the Sox lost both those contests), and two in 1917 (the Sox won that World Series). The exception was in 1906, the year of the White Sox's first World Championship: Democrats picked up 28 Assembly seats.

At least one Democratic legislator is showing some political independence from Corzine, backing a different team in the World Series: Joseph Egan, the Chairman of the Assembly Labor Committee, is the father-in-law of Houston Astros Second Baseman Craig Biggio.

The Back Room

The Norcross State Senate Seat: two names in the game, sources say

Democratic Party sources say the party organization has not positioned the successor to state Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5), who's running to succeed U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) - but there are at least two names circulating as possible choices.

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Morning Digest: October 1st

Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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