Category: Somerset County

RESULTS: Somerset GOP loses sheriff’s post but freeholder fight remains tight

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Democratic challenger Darrin Russo is the sheriff-elect in Somerset County, vanquishing Republican Bill Parenti in a result that’s no surprise to pundits. On the freeholder front? Where control of the board hangs in the balance? Democrat Melanie Read More

N.J. Republicans say voters care about taxes (even if Phil Murphy doesn’t). Is that true?

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – We don’t know whether the GOP will net two (or more) seats when the dust settles tonight. More likely? No change in the Assembly composition, or a slight Democrat increase of a few seats. What we DO know: Read More

Phil Murphy declares driver’s licenses for illegals are a ‘no brainer’

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – It hasn’t happened yet, but Governor Phil Murphy told an interviewer on Monday night that making illegal driver’s licenses available in New Jersey constitutes a “no brainer” for New Jersey. The Republican Assembly slate in LD16, a Read More

LD21: In bid for Democrat support, GOP Assembly leader broadcasts “F” rating from NRA

WESTFIELD, N.J. – The New Jersey Assembly’s top Republican is making no secret about his decidedly pro-gun control orientation heading into the fall elections. According to a source in the district, the campaign of Assembly GOP Minority Leader Jon Bramnick Read More

Facebook Fail: Somerset Dems encourage those who ‘hate our country’ to run for office

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – The Somerset County Democrat Committee raised more than a few eyebrows over the weekend when they posted a meme to their official Facebook page encouraging those who “hate our country” to run for office. “If you hate Read More

Caliguire, Madrid nab Assembly nods in LD16

PRINCETON, NJ – Mark Caliguire and Christine Madrid are officially the Republican nominees for State Assembly in New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District, generating a monster margin in Somerset County and even winning in Hunterdon County where Roger Locandro (the third Read More

VIDEO: Rooney criticizes Hillsborough’s teacher layoffs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hillsborough (Somerset County) voters killed a massive $8 million all-day kindergarten program ballot question back in March, 4432 “no” votes to 3003 “yes” votes. This week, the superintendent retaliated by laying off 37 teachers.  – Save Jersey founder and Read More

GOP council president, county chair go to war in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – The Republican establishment in New Jersey is undergoing a makeover as of late. Long-time chairmen are retiring. The most influential of the bunch is presently on trial for tax fraud. There’s turnover among elected officials. Primaries are Read More