Monday, June 10, 2013
Newark mayor benefits from name-recognition, Rutgers-Eagleton survey finds.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s high public profile appears to have contributed to a strong lead over his rivals for U.S. Senate, according to a Rutgers University -Eagleton poll released Monday. Booker announced Saturday he seeks to fill the unexpired term of Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died last week. Gov.Chris Christie called for a primary election Aug. 13 to be followed by a general election Oct. 16. The current Senate term expires in January 2015. Booker will run in the primary against Sheila Oliver, an Essex County Democrat and Speaker of the state Assembly, as well as two members of Congress, Rush Holt and Frank Pallone. Oliver, who filed her candidacy shortly before the deadline Monday, was not included in the polling. The …
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Among them are a current U.S. Representative and a former New Jersey mayor and Tea Party activist.
With Monday the deadline for prospective U.S. Senate hopefuls to get their signatures into the State in time for August's primary, the list of candidates vying for the vacant seat has operated as a sort of accordion, growing and shrinking as announcements are made, rumors dispelled, and campaigns kicked off. Opting for a special election to find a replacement for five-term U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) who died earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie's decision generated critcism but plenty of significant interest from both Republicans and Democrats, many of whom see their potential election this October as a leg up in the 2014 race. But, when it comes to making an official announcement, there's been some reticence. Though some …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Governor will face Democrat Barbara Buono, who defeated Troy Webster to earn her respective nomination for the November elections.
Amid chants of "four more years" from Republicans from around the state, Gov. Chris Christie celebrated his primary win Tuesday night with a GOP event at the Bridgewater Marriott. Christie thanked the gathered crowd for their support as he easily defeated opponent Seth Grossman to earn the Republican nomination in the November election. Christie will face Democrat Barbara Buono, who defeated Troy Webster to earn her respective nomination for the November elections. "America will be watching to see if the elections will be about tomorrow or yesterday," Christie said as he stood on stage with his wife, Mary Pat, and four children. "New Jersey's tomorrows are filled with much more potential than our yesterdays." The event was held near …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Winning incumbents a theme across Sussex County.
Obtaining 41-percent of punched ballots, Hopatcong Councilman Richard Hoer was the top vote-getter in the Republican Primary Election Tuesday, followed by newcomer Michael Francis with 39-percent of the vote. Challenger James Sheridan received just 298 votes compared to Hoer’s 630 and Francis’ 598, according to njherald.com, as the three men vied for two available three-year seats on the governing body. At the county level, Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano received 6,575 votes, ousting challenger Alicia Ferrante, who received 4,748 votes. The surrogate seat comes with a five-year term. Incumbents Richard Vohden and George Graham received enough votes, according to njherald.com, to retain their Sussex County Freeholder seats, beating …
Gov. Chris Christie has 30 days to announce an appointment, but conflicting state laws could have an election this November or November 2014.
The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) leaves an open spot in the U.S. Senate, a seat Gov. Chris Christie will appoint a candidate for in the interim. However, when candidates face the voters is not yet known. The U.S. Constitution affords Christie (R) the power to appoint a replacement within the next 30 days, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Christie can appoint either a Democrat or a Republican. New Jersey Office of Legislative Services (OLS) Public Information Office Assistant Director David Inverso said two state statutes offer guidance on when appointments and special elections may occur following a vacancy. These statutes are somewhat in conflict, however. One state statute calls for an election this …
Monday, June 3, 2013
Two Democrats and two Republicans seek votes in their respective primary races Tuesday.
Sporting a sky-high approval rating that's fluctuated between the high 60s and low 70s percentile during New Jersey's recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie has more than a fair chance at re-election in the upcoming gubernatorial race this fall. His opponents, however, are hoping that public opinion proves to be fickle. In Tuesday's primary election, two Democratic candidates are seeking approval to face off against Christie in the next election under the party banner. On the Republican side of the ballot, Christie is facing a primary challenge from an opponent who believes the governor has failed to adhere to the sense of conservatism and small government demanded by Republican ideals. For the Democrats, frontrunner…
See who's running and where you can vote.
June 4, 2013 in New Jersey is Primary Election Day, and there’s plenty of ballots to be punched as voters hit the polls looking to elect their officials. In Hopatcong, the borough council has two open seats up for grabs, with three men seeking terms. Incumbent Michael Francis is seeking his second consecutive term, and challengers Richard Hoer and James Sheridan have also thrown their hats into the ring. Current council member Howard Baker, whose term expires Dec. 31, 2013, is not seeking reelection. The two available seats are each three years in length of term. Under the Faulkner Act of New Jersey, the Sparta Township Mayor and Council will have no election this year. At the county level, Gary Chiusano is being challenged by Alicia …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Registration deadline for nine weeks of summer fun on the horizon.
Playing dodge ball and other games in two GaGa Pits isn't a bad way to spend the summer months. And that will be only one of the special activities offered to campers this summer at the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp. Camp opens on June 24 and runs for nine weeks with either a 3-day or a 5-day option. Registration is ongoing and parents can register their child for any week with or without any options no later than two Tuesdays before the week they want the child to attend. Call 973-663-8404 for information or log on to the website. The camp program sponsored by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
Monday, April 8, 2013
New Jersey law allows contributors who donate less than $300 to remain anonymous.
A published report Sunday revealed New Jersey’s current campaign donation system needs to be revised after it was disclosed politicians can receive more money while still keeping the names of their donors secret — as long as the contributions are less than $300. The NJ.com report said most states allow campaigns to keep only those donors who give $100, $50 or less private, but Garden State politicians don’t have to report any information about people who contribute less than $300. The report said because of the state’s secretive laws, candidates were able to hide about $12 million out of the $100 million donated. The state’s rule allowing campaigns to keep these donors anonymous could undergo a re-evaluation after one of the state’s most …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Booker to HuffPo Live: "When I go out and campaign next year for myself as a gubernatorial candidate or for another gubernatorial candidate should I decide not to run..."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012