Butler event showcases Booker & Baraka alliance

The growing friendship between U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka continues to blossom.  A Booker fundraiser tonight in Newark included a rousing intro of the Senator by Baraka – they were rivals when Booker was mayor and Baraka was a city councilman.  Now Baraka says he is building on the foundation that […]

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Scutari elected Union County Democratic Chairman

Nicholas Scutari is the new Union County Democratic Chairman.  He defeated Collen Mahr by a 412 to 341 vote in a special election tonight to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Green. Mahr, the Mayor of Fanwood, became acting county chair following Green’s resignation. She will now return to the vice chairmanship.  She had the […]

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Pallone will run for Mayor of Long Branch

One of New Jersey’s greatest rivalries will get settled in May: the Asbury Park Press was first to report that Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider will face a challenge from Councilman John Pallone, the brother of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.  This is a rematch of the 1994 mayoral election; Schneider is now seeking re-election to […]

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Menendez, Booker Support MetLife Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Jersey’s Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are among a group of 44 United States Senators urging President Trump to support a joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.  MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., has been selected as one of 32 potential host sites for the 2026 […]

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Malinowski gets key Dem fundraising support

Democratic congressional candidate Tom Malinowski is getting a boost from prominent fundraisers out of  the Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Senator Cory Booker networks.  The new finance committee includes Orin Kramer, Victor Herlinsky, Michael Blumenthal, Barbara Coe, Carol Golden, Bill Knox and Robert Reymar. “Our campaign is committed to bringing CD7 the most […]

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Scutari mounts last minute credentials challenge

Like most intra-party battles, the race for Union County Democratic chair has some last-minute arguments over the eligibility of some County Committee members who want to vote in tonight’s special election. Attorneys for State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) have asked County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, a Democrat, to rule on some challenges. In Roselle Park, the […]

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In the 11th, an entirely new race

The race for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s House seat took an incredible turn today with the surprise entrance of a black Republican hedge fund manager and Army Reserve JAG officer who is running as a political outsider with the endorsements of the Essex and Passaic Republican organizations. The announcement that Antony Ghee will seek the GOP nomination […]

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Ghee releases endorsements

Congressional candidate Antony Ghee has won endorsements from Essex County GOP Chairman Al Barlas, Totowa Republican Municipal Chairman Peter Murphy, Passaic County Republican Chairman John Traier, former Morris County Republican Chairman John Sette, State Sen. Kristin Corrado, Assemblymen Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips, and a large group of party leaders from Essex and Passaic Counties. […]

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Ghee wins Passaic support for Congress

Totowa Republican Municipal Chairman Peter Murphy, who controls the endorsement of the Passaic County organization line, says he’s backing Antony Ghee for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s congressional seat “because his story is the All-American story of success. “ “As a proud husband, father and member of the US Army, Tony is a guy who came from nothing […]

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Barlas endorses Ghee for Congress

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has endorsed Antony Ghee for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district, saying that the he was “immediately impressed with his life’s story, his commitment to his family, and dedication to our country.” Barlas’ endorsement means that Ghee will have the organization line in Essex County. […]

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