Three progressives crowd narrow lane in primary vs. Van Drew

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew had a Marco Rubio moment of his own on Wednesday night when seventeen-year-old Emily McGrath challenged him for taking campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association. Van Drew is a right-of-center Democrat who is the favorite to flip New Jersey’s 2nd district congressional seat being vacated by twelve-term Republican Rep. […]

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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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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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Allies Booker and Baraka filing petitions at City Hall

U.S. Senator Cory Booker will return to his roots at Newark City hall this morning, joining a one-time political rival file petitions for the mayoral election in May. Mayor Ras Baraka, seeking re-election to a second term, was never a Booker fan.  Back in 2012, when Booker was mayor and Baraka was a city councilman, […]

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Tedesco announcing re-election bid on Monday

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco is bring out the heavy hitters tomorrow when he formally announces his bid for re-election to a second term.  Gov. Phil Murphy, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Democratic County Chairman Lou Stellato, and Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell are scheduled to speak at the announcement. Tedesco is […]

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Somerset is the new swing county

The new battleground county in New Jersey may be Somerset, where Democrats are making extraordinary gains in a county that used to be among the most solid Republican areas of New Jersey. After unseating the Republican County Clerk last November and winning two Assembly seats in the once reliably Republican 16th district, Democrats are positioned […]

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Monmouth Chairman backs Menendez

Monmouth County Democrats are backing Bob Menendez for re-election to the U.S. Senate. “Whether it is fighting for progressive values or standing up to Donald Trump’s disastrous and economic and environmental policies, Senator Bob Menendez has had our side,” said David Brown, the Monmouth County Democratic Chairman. Monmouth has been a solidly Republican county for […]

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MacArthur praises Murphy, not Senators

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) applauded Gov. Phil Murphy for bringing New Jersey ‘s congressional delegation together on a conference call this afternoon to talk about the federal government shutdown, but wants the state’s two senators to find a bipartisan solution to DACA. “I believe we are all in agreement that the shutdown hurts New […]

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Menendez running for re-election

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will seek re-election, according to his top political advisor. “Senator Menendez fully expects to be vindicated and has every intention of running for re-election, continuing to fight against Donald Trump’s policies on behalf of New Jersey,” Michael Soliman said in a statement released tonight. Democrats quickly rallied to support Menendez today, […]

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Steinhardt to Senators: Be like Josh

With Chris Christie out of office and somewhere that required airplane travel, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt is quickly emerging as the voice of the loyal opposition. Steinhardt today praised the Republican Congressmen from New Jersey for supporting a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, and used the opportunity to take a shot at […]

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Ex-Booker staffer wants House seat

Will Cunningham, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, has become the third Democrat to enter the race for the open seat of Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-Vineland). Cunningham, 36, worked for Organizing America in Ohio during Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, and then as South Jersey Field Organizer on Booker’s 2013 Senate bid.   He worked […]

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Booker erupts at Homeland Secretary

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker ripped apart the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security today in his first meeting as a new member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Booker was angered by Kirstjen Nielsen’s statements that she didn’t hear President Trump refer to some African nations at “shitholes,” despite being present in the room. “The commander in […]

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