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, Gordon trash Trump infrastructure plan

Low key, hardworking and smart, State Sen. Bob Gordon (D-Fair Lawn) has most of his career as a policy wonk – and the last decade developing significant expertise on transportation and infrastructure issues.   Coming off of a landslide fourteen-point win in a legislative district that was drawn to be competitive, Gordon assumed the chairmanship of […]

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Robinson endorses Malinowski

Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson has personally endorsed Tom Malinowski for  the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district.  Malinowski is one of six candidates seeking the chance to challenge Republican incumbent Leonard Lance.  The organization line will be awarded at the party convention on February 27. The full text of Robinson’s […]

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Blood resigns from Bucco campaign

Former Mendham Township Deputy Mayor Rick Blood has resigned from the Bucco for Congress exploratory committee. Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-Boonton), who is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district, says that Blood contacted him this morning and withdrew his name from the panel.  Bucco accepted Blood’s resignation. This […]

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Harris says Mendham official should resign

If Tamara Harris has her way, Rick Blood will be out of a job. The Democratic congressional candidate says that Blood should resign as Deputy Mayor of Mendham Township for comment he made on Facebook yesterday regarding illegal immigrants.  Blood has removed the post and apologized today for his comments. “Deputy Mayor Blood’s comments were […]

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McCann endorsed by Trump supporter

A grass roots leader for President Donald Trump’s campaign has endorsed attorney John McCann for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey fifth district. Dr. Darrell Scott, the CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, and a pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center, says that McCann has been a long-time supporter of […]

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Ex-Jets player thinking about run for Congress

Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district, according to a source familiar with the potential candidacy. A group of Republican leaders approached the recently retired 34-year-old Chatham resident about seeking the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, and after a series […]

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Harris slams Trump on stock market

Democratic congressional candidate Tamara Harris says that the record stock market declines under President Trump hurt New Jersey families and retirees. “Today’s sell-off brings the record losses for American investors, retirees and workers into a second straight week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the leading indicator of stock performance on the New York Stock Exchange, […]

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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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MacArthur echos Trump pitch for bi-partisanship

Rep. Tom MaArthur (R-Toms River) says that he supports President Trump’s call for greater bi-partisanship on major issues. “I echo the President’s call for more bipartisanship on the big issues facing our nation. Republicans and Democrats must be willing to trust one another and compromise more in order to achieve results that the American people […]

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Poll: NJ voters don’t know Murphy, don’t like Trump

Gov. Phil Murphy, who is in his fifteenth day in office, has a 35%-21% approval rating, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released this morning. President Trump has upside-down approvals in New Jersey of 31%-60% — not much different than where he’s been since last March. Murphy’s numbers mark an improvement in approvals for […]

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