Gutfeld is main event at Morris GOP event at Trump

Morris County Republicans will travel to Somerset County tonight for a high-dollar fundraiser at the Trump National Golf Club.  Fox News TV host Greg Gutfeld is the keynote speaker.  It’s only a matter of time before some Democrat weighs in on Rep. Leonard Lance’s $3,500 sponsorship of the event, which combined the Trump name with a […]

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Lance wants HHS to study gun violence

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) wants to end a 22-year restriction that bans the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying the links between mental health and gun violence. “By removing restrictions that prevent the federal government from studying mental health issues that lead to gun violence, Congress could have a clearer picture of what […]

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Lance, Gottheimer seek IRS approval of tax prepayments

Two New Jersey congressmen are pushing the head of the Internal Revenue Service to allow all 2018 property taxes paid in 2017 to be deductible from federal income tax returns. In a meeting today with acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter, Reps. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) and Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) asked that previous ruling allowing the deductibility […]

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Salmon drops bid for Congress, endorses Malinowski

Scott Salmon, who impressed Democratic officials with his hard work, fundraising skills, and command of issues, has dropped out of the 7th district congressional race and endorsed Tom Malinowski. “Tom and I agree on every major issue, and I have spent enough time with him to know that he will never abandon his values, even […]

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Ex-Candidate will return warchest

The top fundraiser in the race for the Democratic congressional nomination in the 7th district says she has offered to return campaign contributions and will donate the rest to charity. Lisa Mandelblatt raised more than $640,000 before dropping out the race last week with more than $440,000 cash-on-hand.  She says she has sent letters to […]

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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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Robinson set to endorse Malinowski

Tom Malinowski is the favorite to win the Democratic organization line in Morris County, and is expected to receive the personal endorsement of Democratic County Chairman Chip Robinson in the next few days.  Sources say that a recent private meeting of Democratic municipal chairs — eight of the eleven local chairs in the 7th district […]

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Salmon makes 12-hour pre-convention swing through Warren

This is about as grass roots as you can get in an internal party contest: congressional candidate Scott Salmon is on a twelve-hour swing through Warren County in a final push for votes before tomorrow’s Warren County Democratic convention. Salmon, a 27-year-old attorney from Scotch Plains, is one of six Democrats seeking the Warren organization […]

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Cook Report: LoBiondo seat “Leans Democratic”

The Cook Political Report has moved Republican Frank LoBiondo’s 2nd district House seat from Toss Up to Leans Democratic. LoBiondo is retiring after 24 years in Congress, and the leading candidate is State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat who regularly wins big numbers in Republican areas.   Republicans have been unable to recruit a top-tier […]

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Weber slams Lance on Bucco secret settlement

Democratic congressional candidate Linda Weber is calling on Rep. Leonard Lance to make public the settlement terms of a sexual harassment lawsuit against a colleague that he approved in 2004 while serving as minority leader of the New Jersey Senate. A former legislative aide alleged that her job on the staff of State Sen. Anthony […]

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