Steinhardt: Voters are Menendez judge

Hours after a federal judge dismissed an indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt has stepped up his attacks on the Democratic Senator, who is up for re-election this fall. “Narrowly avoiding a re-trial on federal corruption charges doesn’t mean Senator Menendez is worthy of reelection,” Steinhardt said.  “New Jersey deserves better […]

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Linden Councilwomen bash Mahr

Two Linden Councilwomen are protesting acting Union County Democratic Chair Colleen Mahr’s selection of Linden Mayor Derek Armstead as her running mate, saying that Armstead “is the epitome of the challenges facing women in politics – not the answer.” “We have both respectfully disagreed and spoken out against Mayor Armstead’s tactics and policies in the […]

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Internal poll has Menendez up 14

An internal poll conducted by Bob Menendez’s U.S. Senate campaign shows him with a 14-point lead, 47%-33%, over a Republican challenger, according to an internal campaign memorandum. Menendez has a six-point lead among voters aware of his 2017 corruption trial – a lead that expands to 17-points, 51%-34% after voters are made aware of Menendez’s […]

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Kim adds Burlington support

Former Obama White House aide Andy Kim is close to locking up the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd district, releasing endorsements from top Burlington County Democrats today. Democratic County Chairman Joe Andl, State Sen. Troy Singleton, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy and Assemblyman Herb Conaway today announced their support for Kim’s bid to unseat […]

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Menendez likely to get committee back

The dismissal of the indictment against Bob Menendez clears the way for him to regain the ranking Democrat position on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  If Democrats regain the majority in the Senate this year, he would be in line to chair the committee. Menendez, who chaired the foreign relations panel from 2013 to […]

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DOJ drops all charges against Menendez

The Justice Department has moved to dismiss the indictment against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.  The story was first reported by POLITICO’s Ryan Hutchins. The DOJ decision comes after a federal judge tossed many of the charges filed against the New Jersey Senator. Menendez has already consolidated party support, and the absence of another prolonged trial […]

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Group seeks undercover interns in MacArthur office

An attempt to infiltrate the office of a Republican congressman to New Jersey with undercover interns is under fire from the target of their efforts, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River). MacArthur released a post from a private Facebook group, Action Together Burlington County, that was recruiting activists to seek an internship in MacArthur’s congressional office. […]

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Stack, Fulop not inclined to back DeGise re-election

Two key Hudson County Democratic leaders are not backing Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise for re-election next year, exponentially increasing the likelihood that DeGise will retire. Sources say that Union City Mayor Brian Stack and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop think it’s time for DeGise to go.  Both think county government has become a bit […]

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What if GOP ran a Muslim for Congress?

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has positioned himself as one of the most powerful people in the race to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in Congress.  His alliance with Passaic County’s Peter Murphy means that the road to the Republican nomination runs through the two counties.  That means in lineless Morris, where the field of prospective congressional candidates […]

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Mastrangelo could run in 11th

Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo is interested in running for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s congressional seat, but seems conflicted over his loyalties to two other prospective candidates: Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco. If neither decides to enter the race, expect Mastrangelo to consider entering the 11th district Republican primary. Mastrangelo, a three-term freeholder, […]

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