Category: Campaign Finance

In the N.J. Senate battle over drug pricing? Bob Menendez is unarmed.

By Matt Rooney _ Bob Menendez may be on record as ‘saddened’ by the lengthy prison term facing his long-time friend and donor Salomon Melgen, Save Jerseyans, but should anyone be? More to the point: where does Menendez of all people get off Read More

Donations to NRA Triple Amid Demands for Stricter Gun Control

Donations to the National Rifle Association’s political action committee more than tripled amid heightened calls for stricter gun control laws. … from 18- to 20-year-olds since the Florida mass murder, but the organization would not provide specific figures to The Read More

Is this N.J. Democrat House hopeful two-faced on corporation donations?

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – The American business community doesn’t have a home in the Democrat Party these days, but it’s increasingly clear that many Democrats who bash corporations aren’t living what they preach. Cory Booker (D-Twitter) might take the cake Read More

Over the Top: Special-Interest Lobbyists Spend $90.8M in 2017

The two biggest spenders of special-interest groups lobbying on issues affecting New Jersey residents this past year surprisingly were focused on the same number: $300 million, but for different reasons. Click to expand/close Both Public Service Enterprise Group, the giant Read More

Menendez team wants mistrial after judge blocks testimony of Trump dossier lawyer

NEWARK — Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen moved for a mistrial Thursday, arguing that a series of rulings by the judge preventing them from putting …

Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

NEWARK — A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out any of the 18 criminal counts against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, clearing the way for the pair’s bribery trial to enter the defense phase.

OPINION: New Jersey taxpayers can’t afford Sheila Oliver

It is unjustifiable to ever use public money in the democratic election process. That is why, in 2007, our State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved bill S222 designed to bar donations from public institutions the legislation to then-Governor Corzine for Read More

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ALMOST UNKNOWN AMONG NJ GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFULS

Phil Murphy, Democratic hopeful for his party’s gubernatorial nomination Financial transparency among candidates has become a key issue after Donald Trump refused to release his tax returns during his candidacy or even after he was elected. But despite the New Read More