The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, […]

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Russo, Wisniewski casting final votes

Two of the most senior members of the New Jersey State Assembly will cast their final votes today, on 146 bills, more or less. David Russo (R-Bergen) and John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), did not seek re-election. The Dean of the Assembly, Russo was first elected in 1989 after defeating incumbent Walter Kern in the Republican primary.  […]

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For GOP, small Bergen town is a must-win in ’18

Rochelle Park is a small Bergen County municipality that is another illustration of the changing landscape of New Jersey politics: a swing-town with slightly more Republicans than Democrats.  Democrats won there in 2017.  It’s a good example of the kind of town Republicans can’t lose if they expect any sort of future electoral success. It’s […]

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