Ciattarelli Going to Israel

Via Facebook:

“Melinda and I are packed and ready to go on a very special visit to our sister nation, Israel. The objective is to learn more about the strong and important ties New Jersey and Israel share culturally and economically, and lay the groundwork for a Ciattarelli Administration to strengthen those ties. I am grateful to have this opportunity, and look forward to the work we will do together in the coming days.”

He posted a follow-up to that post 15 minutes ago from the airport:

“My visit to Israel serves two important objectives:
1. Meet with business leaders interested in establishing companies in New Jersey and learn what my administration can do to improve our business climate as well as ensure their success.
2. Show solidarity with Israel. I opposed the BDS movement before as a state legislator, and I will continue to as your Governor.”

Wallace to Serve as Redistricting Tiebreaker

Former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr., will serve as the 13th, tie-breaking member of the congressional redistricting commission, according to a decision rendered by the state Supreme Court.

The commission will redraw the state’s 12 congressional districts ahead of the 2022 midterms.

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

RIP, Wayne Pomanowski

Wayne Pomanowski, longtime Republican operative from Colts Neck, died last night.

The right hand man of Frank Holman, Sr. was especially politically active in the Whitman days.

Respected as honest and straight forward.


Imani Oakley

Maplewood Deputy Mayor Dafis Endorses Oakley In CD10 Dem Primary

Maplewood Deputy Mayor Dean Dafis endorsed CD10 Democratic primary challenger Imani Oakley, according to an email blast from Oakley’s campaign.

Oakley, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Rep. Payne in next year’s primary, touted Dafis’ support as the campaign’s ‘first endorsement from an elected official in New Jersey’.


Menendez Delivers Senate Floor Remarks on Cuba


PD Update on Assault of Atlantic City Councilman

Update on Assault of Atlantic City Councilman



The Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section and Violent Crimes Unit are actively investigating the assault that occurred to MD Hossain Morshed, 4th Ward councilman for the City of Atlantic City.  Various law enforcement partners are also assisting in the investigation.

Detectives are attempting to identify and speak with a man and woman who are believed to have been present at the time of the assault and left immediately after.  The man is described as Black, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a beard who was wearing a red shirt.  The woman is described as Black or Hispanic wearing a jean shirt and shorts.  The pair left in a dark colored four-door sedan traveling north on Florida Avenue from Atlantic Avenue.

Morshed was assaulted on July 15, 2021 at 10:45 pm in a parking lot near the intersection of Florida and Atlantic Avenues.  He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Supreme Court to Pick Between Wallace and Corodemus

From Politico NJ’s Matt Friedman:

“NJ Redistricting tiebreaker will either be former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr. (Dem pick) or retired Superior Court judge Marina Corodemus. It’s now up to the state Supreme Court to decide by Aug. 10.”


ELEC’s First Oral History Episode Features Former Speaker Roberts

ELEC Executive Director Jeff Brindle has undertaken a new project entitled “An Oral History of the Commission.”

The project involves an ongoing series of interviews with individuals who have had a significant impact on the Commission or its statutory responsibilities through the years.

The latest interview is with former Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts of Camden County.

Please visit ELEC’s website at or click here.

Jeff previously interviewed current ELEC Chairman Eric Jaso and former ELEC Executive Director Lewis Thurston.


The Next Middlesex Republican Chairman

Rob Bengivenga won by 171 votes to Sharon Hubberman’s 79.

Trump Endorsement for Singh is Fake, Says Steve Rogers

Despite claims to the contrary, for the record, former President Donald J. Trump has not endorsed a candidate in the GOP Primary for Governor of New Jersey.

Steven Rogers, a campaign spokesman for Trump in 2020, denounced a circulated social media Trump endorsement of Singh as phony.

“This kind of corrupt behavior is destroying our party & frankly as a leader in advancing Trump’s MAGA agenda I am troubled that Singh has hurt our MAGA efforts,” Rogers said. “Media: Trump endorsement of Singh is fake, ex-President’s spokesman says. How anyone can support him is troubling!”

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