Weekly Advance: Week of Aug. 26

TREN TON – It’s the week before the Labor Day weekend.

Things are poised and will likely remain quiet in Trenton.

The Statehouse schedule is bare and little was brewing late Friday in terms of any rush coming around the corner. It’s the week before a holiday weekend and, coincidentally, nearing the moment the gubernatorial election should enter a full-throttle period.

Elections

The week is the lead-up to what is somewhat officially the election season.

Sen. Barbara Buono closed a 10-point gap in the polls last week and has promised onlookers the campaign will make up additional ground following the summer. It’s the tail end of the vacation season and the state lawmaker has much ground to cover if she wants to unseat Gov. Chris Christie.

With the fall approaching, it’s time to see if the race tightens or if the incumbent governor will maintain a significant lead over his challenger.

Speaking of leads, Newark Mayor Cory Booker still enjoys a comfortable advantage in the polls in the race against Republican Steve Lonegan for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat.

But don’t expect a lull in this race.

Lonegan has hardly let a day go by since he clinched his party’s nomination in which he didn’t attack Booker and battle to close the gap. Of course, the special election is weeks ahead of the November election, thus fewer days on the campaign trail, however, we don’t expect Lonegan to ease up or see Booker get too comfortable.

The election season is either in full swing or just about to get there.

 

Monday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Tuesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

10 a.m., State Capitol Joint Management Commission, Rm. L103, Statehouse, Trenton

 

Wednesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

Friday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

 

 

Weekly Advance: Week of Aug. 26