Insider NJ’s Key Must-Read Pieces of the Week

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From Cape May County and LD1 to Burlington County and LD8, from Perth Amboy to Hamilton Township, take a look at the key must-read pieces from Insider NJ over the past week:

 

Insider NJ’s Who’s Up And Who’s Down: The Week of Trump’s Attack on ‘Little Bruce Springsteen’

See where the players stand over the past week in Jersey politics…

To the Lighthouse: Andrzejczak and Testa Senate Contest Intensifies in LD1

Politically, the two sides, more obviously demarcated, are up on television now, with Republican Michael Testa referring to incumbent Senator Bob Andrzejczak (D-1) as “a Murphy Democrat” and the incumbent saddling his foe with the boss mantle, a nod to Testa’s chairmanship of the Cumberland Republican Party…

On the Ground in LD8: Peters, Stanfield Counter-attack Dem Gun Mail with Strike at Norcross

Sources describe a too-close-to-call run-down in this longtime GOP district that Democrats want to pull into their column to augment an assembly super-majority…

CD2 Flashpoint: Van Drew Deflates ‘Hoity-Toity Princetonian’ Richter

InsiderNJ asked U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2) about his much talked-about stance in opposition to impeachment, his roots in the Democratic Party, and the early fundraising efforts of a man who wants to run against him, Republican David Richter, who right now has over $400K in the bank…

Sweeney V. Ciattarelli in Battleground LD1

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) stand on opposing general election sides of the state’s lone state senate contest in Legislative District 1…

Sexual Harassment Charge Lands in the Middle of Manville Mayor’s Race

The former administrator for the Borough of Manville is suing the Borough and the four council people who voted for her termination, including the Democratic Party’s candidate for mayor, whom she says sexually harassed her on the job…

Hamilton Mayoral Candidate Jeff Martin: The InsiderNJ Interview

InsiderNJ caught up with the Democratic Party nominee for mayor in this October-intensifying Mercer County political cauldron…

Brookner Says Moench Enabled Bridgewater Overdevelopment

Running in this battleground town in a battleground county, Democratic candidate for mayor Jeffrey Brookner went door to door here on Sunday as time ticked down to Nov. 5th…

‘Sweeney has Managed to Steal…Our Arguments’: LD39 Battleground Assemblywoman Schepisi, the InsiderNJ Interview

“I think Senate President Sweeney has done an excellent job of doing what some of the Republicans should be doing in New Jersey and has managed to steal some of our own arguments and be one of the louder voices on them…”

The Emergence of Senator Anthony M. Bucco of Boonton

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco is now officially on the way to replacing his late father in the state Senate…

Where have all the Hoboken Reformers Gone?

Reform movements in Hoboken over the last four decades have often blown in the wind, rising up at critical moments to vanish in a sudden political change of weather…

Perth Amboy City Council Chambers Erupt Ahead of 2020 Mayoral Contest

The latest collision between Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy City Council foretold of a coming contest, as Diaz – the unlikely bank teller turned giant killer when she gave Joe Vas the heave ho out of office in 2008 – seeks a fourth term, irksome to her foes on the governing body.

Murphy Staggers into another Millionaire’s Tax Rundown with Plucky Sweeney

Gov. Phil Murphy won’t deliver his proposed state budget to the Legislature for another six months, but in his recent comments, he’s made it clear that for the third consecutive year he’ll ask for an increase in the tax on incomes above $1 million…

Progressive Activists Call for Norcross’ Resignation from Cooper Board

Progressive activists led by Working Families Executive Director Sue Altman and local leader Amir Khan called for the resignation from the Coooper Hospital Board of Trustees of George Norcross III…

Dems in Bucco World: The Nature of Politics, or Nature of the Beast

The man holding the sandwich in this Democratic campaign mailing is a smiling Anthony M. Bucco. The upshot of the piece by District 25 Assembly candidates Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger is that Bucco is “gorged on taxpayer dollars”…

Activists Demanding Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Workers Descend on Coughlin’s Office

Supporters of giving driver’s licenses to undocumented residents descended upon Craig Coughlin’s office Thursday aiming to discuss the matter with the Assembly speaker…

Progressives Storm EDA Hearing in Trenton

Members of the Working Families Alliance and South Jersey Progressive Democrats this morning went to the public portion of the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting to grill the board about the details of a deep-dive WNYC ProPublica story…

Sherrill Barnstorms Sussex for LD24 Dems

Americans can be a cynical lot, but that tends to be more apparent during times of turbulent politics. Rep. Mikie Sherrill on Tuesday told a group of Democrats at a fundraising brunch that she’s seeing a troubling level of cynicism when it comes to the possible impeachment of Donald Trump…

Fortgang on Offense Amid the ‘Jurassic’ Dimensions of Webber World

Democrat Laura Fortgang came to Jay Webber’s office on Monday with dinosaurs in mind. She said Webber’s overall philosophy has morphed from just out of touch to “Jurassic”…

Gottheimer Walks a Tightrope through Tangled Impeachment Terrain

Among Democrats, Josh Gottheimer is a bit of an outlier. He has so far not jumped on the impeach Donald Trump train. At the same time, he’s not a defender of the president either.

Sussex Freeholder Board Takes No Action in Scanlan Matter

In an apt metaphor for football season, the Sussex County freeholders will let Jerry Scanlan run out the clock…

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