Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker thanks Gov. Phil Murphy for working with the NJ legislature on the dark money disclosure bill.

Dem Deal Done for Zwicker in LD16

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) will receive the Somerset line for state senate on a Democratic ticket with incumbent Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16) and former Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer.

For more, please go here.

Edison Democratic Committee for Mayor Screening Results: Bhagia Wins

Bhagia 101
Brescher 32
Shah 7
For EDO Mayor Screening

Council 3 seats
Angalet 56
McCann 124
Patel 120
Peng 120

Hurley: Polistina Clears the Field in in LD2?

Harry Hurley has the latest on Ld2 here.


Murphy Gives Venue Seating Capacity Update

On WFAN, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that a week from today at 6 a.m. ET  a venue that has a capacity of 5,000 or more…they will allow 10% capacity attendance.

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39).

Schepisi Scores a Win in Passaic

The Passaic County GOP this morning issued its support for Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi for senate in LD39.

Today, prior to the announcement of the ad news about Senator Cardinale’s death, Schepisi overwhelmingly got the line for 39th District senate in Passaic. Incumbent Assemblyman Bob Auth and Saddle River Councilman Dr. John Azzariti got the assembly nod.

Hurley: Polistina in the LD2 Senate Race

From Harry Hurley: Former State Senator Sonny McCullough has also predicted that Polistina will defeat Guardian for The Republican Nomination.

The Republican County Committee Members have the ultimate say. Properly respecting and courting them is imperative to be successful.

We also broke the news first last night that former Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian has switched his bid from the New Jersey General Assembly to the Senate.



Hahn Running for Edison Mayor as a Republican

Keith Hahn is running as a Republican in the Edison mayor’s race.

The former local Democratic Party chairman had originally contemplated running as an independent.

But sitting Mayor Tom Lankey has already occupied that slot.

So as multiple Democratic candidates seek the nomination of their party, Hahn – once their party leader – will be awaiting one of them in the general election.

So will Lankey, in the independent column – at least for now.


LD16 Shake-up: Zimmer out and Pappas in

Former U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer is out and former U.S. Rep. Mike Pappas is in as the GOP candidate to replace state Senator Kip Bateman (R-16).

A one-term congressman beaten by Rush Holt, Pappas works as the township administrator in Bridgewater, selected by Mayor Matt Moench to oversee day-to-day operations of the township.

Zimmer bowed out on Wednesday morning.


Sweeney Gets a Challenger in LD3

The GOP apparently has a non-union truck driver lined up to run against Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) a source told InsiderNJ.

“Just a regular guy,” said the source.

More later.


Somerset GOP Awards the Line to Ciattarelli

By acclimation, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) this evening received the Somerset GOP line.

Former Freeholder Brian Levine expressed irritation at the process, calling the party organization method of determining support for Ciattarelli “a shame.”

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