Tag: Bergen

Schmelz decries ex-Republican Saudino’s “hate and ignorance” caught on audio tape

HACKENSACK, N.J. — It was almost three years ago that Michael Saudino, popular Republican Bergen County Sheriff, helped solidify the GOP’s county-wide slide by switching allegiances to the then-insurgent Democrats.  The move proved that the turncoat lawman’s principles were, at Read More

LD25: Combat veteran Bergen wants to run for Carroll’s seat

By Matt Rooney _ The first candidate to succeed Michael Patrick Carroll — the LD25 conservative Republican Assemblyman who New Jersey Globe reported on Monday is not seeking reelection — is putting his name into circulation, Save Jerseyans. Brian Bergen Read More

Poised to serve as BCRO Deputy Chair, Di Piazza continues meteoric rise in county politics

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The last few years (decade?) has not been particularly kind to the Bergen County Republican Organization. Infighting and momentous strength of the Democrats have led to the party being shut out of county government. That’s not to Read More

NJ-05: Lonegan’s opponents continue full-court press over alleged slur

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Whether Steve Lonegan called a councilman a “fundamentalist faggot piece of shit” twelve years ago is suddenly a much-discussed topic with about seven weeks left to go before Primary Day. Over the weekend, Bergen County Republican Organization freeholder Read More

This 24-year-old GOP candidate may become New Jersey’s youngest elected woman

WESTWOOD, N.J. — The age of #MeToo activism and anti-Trump hyperbole has Republicans running scared (rightly or wrongly) in many of New Jersey’s bedroom suburban enclaves. Can a group of new millennial GOP candidates affect a reset? One such candidate is Read More