The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, […]

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Torricelli votes for Pringle

Former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli, a member of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee, says he voted for David Pringle for Congress this morning. “I always support the strongest environment candidate,” Torricelli said. Pringle is a longtime environmental activist and heads the New Jersey Environmental Federation and Clean Water New Jersey. Tom Malinowski, a former Assistant […]

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Menendez wins Hunterdon

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez won the Hunterdon County Democratic convention this morning, assuring him the organization line in the June primary. Menendez’s primary opponent, Michael Starr Hopkins, was a no-show for the convention. Menendez was the overwhelming pick, although a handful of county committee members voted no on a voice vote.  Sources say that former […]

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Torricelli slams DOJ for re-trying Menendez

Former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli says he told Gov. Phil Murphy that he doesn’t want to return to public life, but he will consider it if Democrats need him. “I think it’s regrettable that the federal government decided to re-try Bob Menendez,” Torricelli told New York radio host John Catsimatidis today. He said that while […]

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Hugin should learn Forrester story

Before Bob Hugin enters the race for United States Senator, he ought to call Doug Forrester. Sixteen years ago, Forrester was a self-funder whose $10 million investment — $14 million in today’s dollars – was supposed to send him to the U.S. Senate against a Democratic incumbent weakened by ethical woes.   A Star-Ledger/Eagleton Rutgers poll […]

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Diane Allen’s last day in Trenton

Diane Allen will spend her last full day in the Senate today, capping a successful 22-year career as one of the most popular legislators in Burlington County history. She’s also one of New Jersey’s most eclectic politicians.  A former Miss Burlington County, she was also a daredevil hang-glider, judo expert, national swimming champion, and sharpshooter.  […]

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Call it the Gottheimer Society

Two years ago, former Clinton White House speechwriter Josh Gottheimer mounted a successful challenge to seven-term GOP Rep. Scott Garrett. Now two members of the Barack Obama’s administration, Tom Malinowski and Andy Kim, are looking to take on Republican Congressmen. Malinowski, 52, served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of State from 2014 to 2017. He wants […]

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