Category: State Senate

Democrat Rep. Van Drew desperately wanted a Trump photo-op (and got it)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressional Democrats spent a significant portion of the evening sitting on their hands as Donald Trump delivered a masterful State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. One of them? From New Jersey? He couldn’t wait to shake Read More

N.J. GOP Senator flips to Dems, and former running mate says she’s acting out of “self-preservation”

TRENTON, N.J. — State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (D-8) was a moderate Chris Christie Republican who voted for the gas tax increase and other Trenton priorities. Then, as the NJGOP collapsed in upon itself, she aligned herself with the Sweeney-led Read More

Democrats Kim, Van Drew listed among America’s most vulnerable House freshman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freshman Democrat Congressman Jeff Van Drew (D, NJ-2) and Andy Kim (D, NJ-3) triumphed in 2018, but 2020 looms large for both newly-minted representatives. That’s according to veteran political prognosticator Larry Sabato who released his 2020 House Read More

LD1: It’s looking like an all-Vineland primary for the GOP State Senate nomination

VINELAND, N.J. — New Jersey’s 1st legislative district is sprawling, covering a significant portion of the state’s southern region. This year? The Republican primary to compete in a November special election for state senate (precipitated by the departure of Jeff Van Read More

Gaggle of N.J. academics announce redistricting working group

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democrats’ partisan redistricting amendment is on life support for the time being, but the state’s academic community is trying to get a jump on the upcoming legislative redistrict process.  According to a Monday afternoon press release, Read More

Eric Holder joins opposition to N.J.’s redistricting amendment

By Matt Rooney _ Power politics makes for strange bedfellows, Save Jerseyans, and our own machine-dominated, thoroughly-corrupted Garden State political culture is certainly no exception to the rule. Today, as Senate and Assembly lawmakers debate a redistricting amendment proposal in Read More

LD1: Testa announces bid for Van Drew’s seat

VINELAND, N.J. – Cumberland County GOP Chairman Michael Testa is running for State Senate. The Vineland attorney made his long-expected announcement on Friday morning during Harry Hurley’s “Hurley in the Morning” radio broadcast. “For too long South Jersey has been Read More

NJ-02: Singh “will evaluate” 2020 challenge to Van Drew

By The Staff __ Indian American millennial businessman Hirsh Singh was the establishment favorite heading into the 2018 NJ-02 GOP primary. He’s an unapologetic Trump backer too. The Gilmore circle’s backing wasn’t enough to get Singh across the finish line Read More