Ex-rival vouches for Hugin’s pro-life credentials

A longtime New Jersey pro-life advocate says that he’s satisfied with U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s position on abortion. “I know that he opposes late term abortion and will support any judges proposed by President Trump,” said Richard Pezzullo, who dropped out of the race this week to endorse Hugin. The Hugin campaign clarified Pezzullo’s […]

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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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Pezzullo calls for Menendez defeat

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rich Pezzullo said that the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the indictment against Democrat Bob Menendez will help the GOP pick up the Senate seat. “This is good,” Pezzullo told supporters on Wednesday evening. “The people were denied justice in the courtroom,” Pezzullo said, “Now the people of New Jersey get […]

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Monmouth will wait for Hugin

Monmouth County Republicans won’t vote to endorse a U.S. Senate candidate at the convention on Saturday — postponing their vote to accommodate the announcement schedule of pharmaceutical millionaire Bob Hugin. Hugin has not yet announced his candidacy, but party leaders who have spoken to him understand that he is running.  Party organizations have done this […]

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The one where Shaftan cost Whitman a landslide

The potential candidacy of Richard Pezzullo for the U.S. Senate reminds me of an important lesson for first-term Governors: pay attention to the base. During Gov. Christine Todd Whitman’s first term, she explored creating a bigger tent for Republicans. That’s what she believed. At the start of her 1997 campaign, she was popular enough, with […]

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