Menendez Tweets Amid Capitol Hill Bedlam


Pascrell out of the Chamber and Safe

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) was on the floor of the United States Capitol but is now out of the chamber safe, according to his spokesman Mark Greenbaum.

Capitol, the target of both CD3 candidates.

U.S. Capitol Breached

Pro-Trump protesters have breached the United States Capitol, according to CNN.


Carl Golden, senior contributing analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, argues that despite continual mass shooting incidents in the U.S., gun rights absolutists will win Congress once more, and either no or purely cosmetic action will take place.

Live Stream: The Electoral College Count (1pm)

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Murphy Joins Lumberton’s LaPlaca for a New Era

Governor Phil Murphy and senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Addiego tonight joined the newly sworn-in members of the Lumberton Township Committee, a majority female (three) governing body led by Mayor Gina LaPlaca.

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

New Jersey Nears Half A Million COVID-19 Cases Recorded

As of Tuesday, New Jersey is nearing the 500,000 mark of recorded COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; with the current rate of cases reported daily, the state will surpass 500k by Wednesday.  With nearly 9M residents living in the state, that’s over 5% of the entire population.

The statewide COVID-19 count stands at 499,636 cases and 17,361 fatalities (and 2,021 probable fatalities) as of Tuesday; the viral transmission rate is .94.

Kelly outside the Supreme Court.

Bridget Kelly Weighing Bergen County Clerk Candidacy

Per the Bergen Record’s Mike Kelly, Bridget Kelly is considering a candidacy for Bergen County Clerk. Read the report here.

Codey Swears in Shi, Patel and White in Edison

Governor Richard Codey on Monday night swore in Edison Board of Education members Jerry Shi, Mohin Patel, and Virginia White. Jerry Shi was elected BOE President and Mohin Patel was elected the Vice-President.

Atlantic County Dem Chairman Mike Suleiman

Suleiman Erupts After 3rd District Ruling

Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman released the following statement regarding the ruling in the 3rd District Commissioner race:

“Thelma Witherspoon won this election fair and square. We will not let the voters be disenfranchised, and let taxpayers spend up to $100,000 for a new election, just because the Republicans are unhappy about the voters’ choice. Accordingly, I directed our attorneys to immediately file an appeal.”


Murphy: Vaccine Count Exceeds 100K

New Jersey has so far administered 101,417 COVID-19 vaccinations, according to Governor Phil Murphy.

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