Former Mayor Langford May Primary Mayor Small In AC

Former Mayor Lorenzo Langford said Thursday he might challenge Mayor Marty Small Sr. in this year’s Democratic primary, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

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Booker Hobnobs with Obama at the Inauguration

First Lady Tammy Murphy and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) campaign at the Shop Rite.

LD37 Leaders Back Assemblyman Johnson for Senate Seat

The undersigned, the officers of the District 37 Democratic Committee, hereby endorse Assemblyman Gordon Johnson for State Senate.

Both Assemblypersons Gordon Johnson and Valerie Huttle have served District 37 and its constituent communities with distinction and honor. We would be lucky to have either of the two capable and dedicated public servants represent us in the State Senate.

However only one can take the seat and while it is a difficult decision to have to choose -a choice should and must be made in order to avoid the potential of a painful and disruptive primary.

Again, both candidates are excellent public servants, and we could fill many pages praising them and their many accomplishments. But Gordon Johnson not only holds a higher position within the Assembly, but he also has four more years of experience. We feel that Assemblyman Gordon Johnson is better situated to succeed Senator Weinberg.

John Bang, Chair
Zonie LeSane, Vice-Chair
John M.Hogan, Treasurer
Kenneth Martin, Secretary


Murphy Extending Public Health Emergency For Another 30 Days

Vicari and Ciattarelli, Imperfect Together

Friendly jabs apparently have a way of piling up, or so Commissioner Joe Vicari’s decision to screen for the office of governor with the Ocean County GOP Committee on Feb. 6th would seem to indicate.

Vicari and Republican nominee favorite Jack Ciattarelli pushed and shoved in the same room four years ago, and now Vicari appears unwilling to let it go.

So the longtime officeholder’s screening for the office of governor (unless there is a more insidious establishment effort to block Ciattarelli’s lane, in order to recruit a more financially muscular replacement for Doug Steinhardt).

From the archives:

Moments after meeting veteran Freeholder Joe Vicari at tonight’s screening committee hosted by the Ocean County GOP, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) took a good-natured swing at him from the podium.

Vicari has served as a freeholder for 36 years, the second longest serving countywide official in the state.

“I look forward to running with Joe Vicari,” Ciatarelli said with a grin. “I love that plank – term limits. Joe’s going to champion term limits.”

Some nervous and suppressed laughter gave way to several audible guffaws.

Ciattarelli knows the score here in a county where his rival, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, has a big leg up.
The powerful chairman, Ocean County GOP Icon George Gilmore, backs her.

First Lady Tammy Murphy and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) campaign at the Shop Rite.

Northvale Democrats Endorse Gordon M. Johnson for Senate

The Northvale Democratic Club in conjunction with the Northvale Democratic Council members strongly endorse Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson for District 37 State Senate

Councilman John M. Hogan, President of the Northvale Democratic Club

Councilman Lou DeLisio

Councilman Ed Devlin

Councilman Tom Argiro

Joshi Formally Declares Candidacy for Edison Mayor

After Capitol Hill Nightmare, Democratic State Committee Runs Ad Against Van Drew

Luna in D.C. with the U.S. National Guard

Mobilized to D.C. with the National Guard in the aftermath of the Jan. 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol, New Jersey diehard – formerly of the office of U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3) – Frank Luna offered the following on Facebook:

A recent nap I took alongside some buddies (I’m second from the left) apparently got some media attention. As Major Lee, a spokeswoman for the D.C. National Guard said, “Being present is the first step in ensuring the safety of our citizens and our Nation’s Capitol. Our security personnel work in shifts and rest when they can as others stand watch.” Major Lee continued, “this is not where they are lodging when off-duty.”

The FBI’s Case Against Retired Firefighter Robert Sanford

Check out 1:38 in. Look for fire extinguisher coming from the left side of the screen.
They do not mention Officer Brian Sicknick by name as the victim but here’s the relevant excerpt:
“The object appears to strike one officer, who was wearing a helmet, in the head. The object then ricochets and strikes another officer, who was not wearing a helmet, in the head. The object then ricochets a third time and strikes a third officer, wearing a helmet, in the head. Immediately after throwing the object, the Subject moves quickly in the opposite direction.”
There’s many charges listed including:
“Finally, there is probable cause to believe that SANFORD violated 18 U.S.C. 111(a)(1), which makes it a crime for anyone to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with any United States law enforcement officer while that officer is engaged in the performance of their official duties.”

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