A sign that Petillo isn’t running

One takeaway from last night’s Sussex County Lincoln Day dinner: Sussex Freeholder Sylvia Petillo will not seek the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district. Petillo, 67, a former Hopatcong Mayor, has been exploring a bid for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s House seat, but at a major event in her home county, she declined to make […]

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Senate candidate says he’s staying in race

U.S. Senate candidate Brian Goldberg says that a private meeting of Republican county chairs aimed at clearing the field for front-runner Bob Hugin, had the opposite effect on his candidacy. “I’m more determined than ever to win the primary,” said Goldberg, a West Orange businessman who ran for Senate in 2014.  “I may be a […]

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Ex-rival vouches for Hugin’s pro-life credentials

A longtime New Jersey pro-life advocate says that he’s satisfied with U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s position on abortion. “I know that he opposes late term abortion and will support any judges proposed by President Trump,” said Richard Pezzullo, who dropped out of the race this week to endorse Hugin. The Hugin campaign clarified Pezzullo’s […]

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At meeting of GOP chairs, Hugin appears the consensus candidate

The message was completely clear: the Republican establishment is solidly behind Bob Hugin for U.S. Senate. At a closed-door meeting of the four Senate candidates and the GOP county leaders tonight, the word was that Hugin was going to be the organization choice, and that the others should strongly consider coalescing behind the millionaire pharmaceutical […]

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Kean endorses Hugin

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) endorsed Bob Hugin for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. “Bob Hugin is a man of great character and accomplishment. His experience as a Marine veteran, self-made business leader and generous philanthropist more than qualify him to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate,” Kean said.  “His […]

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Hugin enters U.S. Senate race

Businessman Bob Hugin is now officially a candidate for the U.S. Senate, launching his campaign this morning with a shot at incumbent Bob Menendez’s ethics. Hugin is expected to be the Republican organization candidate for the Senate seat.  GOP State Chairman Douglas Steinhardt and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) were among a group of Republican elite […]

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Hugin inviting key leaders to home

Bob Hugin has scheduled a “gathering” at their Summit home for February 12 and has sent out invitations to several Republican party leaders. Th 63-year-old former chairman of pharmaceutical company Celegene has been widely expected to seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.   Celgene recently announced his retirement, and Hugin has been meeting and calling […]

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Anti-Hugin protesters back at Celgene

As Celgene employees go home for the night, they’ll see a large group of protesters bashing former CEO and likely U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin. This is the second time a group of activists stood outside the pharmaceutical giant’s corporate headquarters in Summit taking aim at Hugin, Donald Trump, and the sometimes unpopular drug industry.  […]

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Analyst: Menendez seat “likely Democratic”

A top independent analyst says that Bob Menendez remains favored to win re-election, but must still deal with the effects of the now-dismissed corruption charges that have affected his approval ratings. Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia said that “Menendez should benefit from the midterm political environment.” […]

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Hugin enters race, sort of

Businessman Bob Hugin, who is expected  to enter the race for United States Senator, is among the four candidates to file letters of intent with the Bergen County Republican Organization — meeting the February 1 filing deadline to compete for the organization line. Celgene announced Hugin’s retirement from the pharmaceutical and bio-tech company last week, […]

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