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 …
Uncontested races yield three Republican, three Democratic candidates for township council.
There were no surprises in Tuesday's primary elections in Bridgewater, which found no races among those vying for the Republican and Democratic nominations for November's elections. In November, there will be three open seats on the township council. Incumbents Allen Kurdyla, Filipe Pedroso and Howard Norgalis earned the Republican nominations, earning 1,318, 1,285 and 1,304 votes, respectively. Challengers George Jones, Mary Pranzatelli and Bill Metz earned the Democratic nominations with 335, 353 and 341 votes, respectively. A total of 1,831 votes were cast in Bridgewater, about 6 percent of the number of registered voters in the township. Bridgewater was only dealing with a contested race for governor, both Republican and Democrat. Gov…
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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…
The elections will be held Tuesday.
The primary elections will be held Tuesday for residents registered as Republicans and Democrats to vote for their choices to run in the November elections. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Since none of the positions in the individual parties are contested, the six residents who have registered in Bridgewater will be running for three open seats on the committee in November. Republican incumbents Allen Kurdyla, Filipe Pedroso and Howard Norgalis are seeing re-election to the township committee in the November elections in Bridgewater. They will be challenged by Democrats George Jones, Bill Metz and Mary Pranzatelli. The only contested election in Somerset County, which include for freeholder and senate, is actually the governor’s …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Full slate of candidates expected to face off in General Election in November.
Next Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election, to be held June 4. The Somerset County offices on Grove Street will have extended hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday for anyone still looking to register. There will be no local race in this year’s primary as Republicans and Democrats each submitted three candidates for the three available seats. Incumbent Republicans Allen Kurdyla, Howard Norgalis and Filipe Pedroso will be challenged by Democrats George Jones, Bill Metz and Mary Pranzatelli. Independent candidates have until 4 p.m. June 4 to file nominating petitions to be on the November ballot. For more information on registering to vote, click here.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The opening on Route 22 was held Saturday.
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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 …