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Tenafly Councilman Running for Governor of New Jersey

Another Democratic candidate entered the race for governor, officially announcing today with a release and link to his web page. Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna said he has hired two full time staffers and this coming weekend plans to collect signatures to get his name on the ballot. → Read More

Public Strategies Impact Taps John Holub

A 23-year veteran of campaign management and issues advocacy, Holub will continue to serve as president and CEO of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association and Executive Director of the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores. → Read More

Backroom Drama in Passaic County in the Midst of LD40 Contest

Passaic County Republican Committee Chairman John Traier convened an executive meeting on Wednesday to remove the son of former Chairman Peter Murphy as finance chairman and met resistance. → Read More

FDU Poll: Governor’s Race Fluid, with Murphy and Guadagano Leading

This morning's Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind statewide survey of registered voters finds Phil Murphy in the lead among Democrats and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno at the top among Republicans. → Read More

Governor Christie to Keynote this Year’s NJ Chamber Event

Gov. Chris Christie, and U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory D. Booker; as well as U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith, will speak at the 80th annual Congressional Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. → Read More

IUOE Local 825 Endorses Murphy for NJ Governor

Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 will announce support for Phil Murphy’s campaign for governor at its training facility in Dayton. The 7,000 members, including… → Read More

Lonni Miller Ryan Running for Mayor of Wayne

Wayne Council President Lonni Miller Ryan will run for mayor of the Passaic County town, she advised fellow county committee members in a letter of intent. → Read More

Flashpoint LD40: DiGaetano Answers Corrado’s Criticisms

On the day he announced his LD40 state senate candidacy, former Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano voiced displeasure at the early attack made by his Republican Primary rival. → Read More

Corrado Reacts to News of DiGaetano’s Rival Senate Candidacy

Running for the state senate seat in LD40, Passaic County Clerk Kristin Corrado said she wasn't surprised to learn of Paul DiGaetano's decision to run for the same LD40 seat she seeks. But she finds it unsettling that DiGaetano appears unwilling to part from his Bergen County Republican chairmanship. → Read More

LD40 Flashpoint: DiGaetano Officially in State Senate Scrum

Paul DiGaetano, a former assemblyman turned chairman of the Bergen County Republican Organization, today officially announced his intention to run for the state senate in LD40. → Read More

Source: Perth Amboy’s Lopez Poised for LD19 Run (Wiz’s Legislative Seat)

Apparently doomed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) had spent sufficient time in the role playing dungeons of New Jersey politics to make any observer suspect his angling for something other than the stated end he sought: a position in the administration of Phil Murphy or simply a sheepish return to his legislative perch. → Read More

Former NJ Assemblyman Schroeder Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that former New Jersey Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-Bergen) was sentenced to prison today for stealing nearly $1.9 million from individuals who … → Read More

Christodoulou Anchors Fundraising Fete for Murphy

Zenon Christodoulou, vice chair of the Somerset County Democratic Committee, hosted a Fox Hollow fundraiser on Saturday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, raising about $50,000 for the front-running contender. → Read More

DiGaetano Moving Forward with State Senate Run in LD40, Sources Say

Bergen County Republican Chairman Paul DiGaetano is moving forward with plans to run for the state senate in the 40th Legislative District, according to Bergen sources. → Read More

Holley Elected Chairman of NJ Legislative Black Caucus Foundation

Members of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (NJBLCF) last night unanimously elected Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley (D-Union) as the new chairman. The New Jersey-based not-for-profit supports the mission and members of the legislature’s Black Caucus and the African-American community throughout the state. → Read More

Guadagno Releases Her First Round of Endorsements

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the personal endorsements from 100 state, county, local and Republican Party officials across New Jersey. → Read More

Sources: Dems Organization Wants One Time Rising Star Taylor Out in East Orange

After weeks of rumbling, the Essex Democratic Party establishment is set for a big news conference in East Orange on Thursday where sources expect to learn of County Party Chairman Leroy Jones' decision to dump incumbent Mayor Lester Taylor from the party line. → Read More

ELEC: NJ Political Party Fundraising Nosedives

Fundraising by New Jersey’s county political parties averaged $8.2 million annually during the first seven years of the decade, an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) shows. → Read More

Bergen Prosecutor Won’t Press Charges Against NJ Governor

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office this afternoon notified Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol that it would not pursue charges against Governor Chris Christie "based on... review of the evidence and our ethical obligations." → Read More

NJ Speaker Prieto Denounces Trump Border Wall Proposal as ‘Un-American’

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) this morning criticized President Donald J. Trump's forthcoming proposal to build a wall on the Mexican border to stem the inflow of undocumented workers. → Read More