Ghee wins Passaic support for Congress

Totowa Republican Municipal Chairman Peter Murphy, who controls the endorsement of the Passaic County organization line, says he’s backing Antony Ghee for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s congressional seat “because his story is the All-American story of success. “ “As a proud husband, father and member of the US Army, Tony is a guy who came from nothing […]

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Barlas endorses Ghee for Congress

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has endorsed Antony Ghee for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district, saying that the he was “immediately impressed with his life’s story, his commitment to his family, and dedication to our country.” Barlas’ endorsement means that Ghee will have the organization line in Essex County. […]

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Myers meeting with NRCC today

Christine Myers, who joined the Trump administration two months ago as the Regional Advocate for the Small Business Administration, is meeting with a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) official today to discuss her potential candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. Myers’ office in New York said only that she would be out of […]

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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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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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Bucco releases huge group of supporters

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) has added 41 more supporters for his exploratory committee as he considers a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. Bucco’s list of supporters include Rockaway Borough Mayor Russell Greuter and Boonton Township Mayor Tom Donadio, and GOP municipal chairs Sharon Crooker (Boonton), Marilyn LaPlante […]

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State GOP leader endorses Webber

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) has won the endorsement of Republican State Committee Vice Chair Lynda Pagliughi in his campaign to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pagliughi called Webber, a former GOP state chairman, “a great person.” Webber also added the backing of Brian Nelson, a former executive director of the […]

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The two Web(b)ers

What happens if Jay Webber is the Republican candidate for Congress in the 11th district, and Democrats nominate Linda Weber as their congressional candidate in the adjoining 7th district?  That will be an interesting challenge for candidates, political parties and political action committees in competitive general election contests that could help determine control of the […]

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Montclair councilman considering House bid

William Hurlock, a two-term councilman from Montclair, is giving strong consideration to a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. His potential candidacy will create some interest, since he’s been able to win local elections in Montclair, one of the most Democratic suburban towns in the state.  Hurlock defeated incumbent […]

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Pennacchio not running for Congress

State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio (R-Montville) says he will not be a candidate for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s 11th district House seat. “After much thoughtful consideration I have decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Congress. My constituents have recently re-elected me to the State Senate. I look forward to addressing and finishing some of the challenges […]

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GOP field for Frelinghuysen seat

Today marks the one-week anniversary of Rodney Frelinghuysen’s decision to retire from Congress.  Republicans are trying to sort out the field – with new names still entering the mix – but most understand that there’s a point where this all begins to resemble a reality TV show. Some Republican insiders are privately expressing anger toward […]

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Pennacchio starts to separate himself from his manifesto

About to enter the race for Congress, State Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R-Montville) is already beginning to inoculate himself from attacks on a controversial manifesto he authored that can easily be interpreted as anti-Israel. Pennacchio introduced a Senate resolution yesterday that praises President Trump’s plan to move to U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In 1991, […]

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What if GOP ran a Muslim for Congress?

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has positioned himself as one of the most powerful people in the race to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in Congress.  His alliance with Passaic County’s Peter Murphy means that the road to the Republican nomination runs through the two counties.  That means in lineless Morris, where the field of prospective congressional candidates […]

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