Recap: 2014 League of Municipalities Conference

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So concludes another raucous week down at the annual League of Municipalities conference. Here are some top headlines from PolitickerNJ’s coverage of the two day, two night affair, which brought pols and insiders from across the state down to a beleaguered Atlantic City for some year-end politicking.

Stand-out narratives threading the back room bar talk and cocktail parties this year include simmering LD29, LD15, and LD 31 tensions; damage assessment following Bergen County’s heated executive’s race; and, like last year, ongoing chest-thump battles between gubernatorial candidates Steve Fulop and Steve Sweeney — only this time, with a new contender entering the ring.

Read on:

The (full!) PolitickerNJ Interview: Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato

Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden: The PolitickerNJ Interview

At Baraka’s “North Jersey Explosion” party, Kenney says “I’m interested” in blowing up LD 29 

Mercer Freeholder Frisby forms exploratory committee for LD 15 seat

Trio of urban leaders projects northern AA alliance 

Next door in Bally’s in the Marlborough Room, Bollwage holds court 

At signature A.C. event, Murphy teams up with Bon Jovi to talk middle class 

Dem Chairman Stellato’s party shows all roads to Trenton go through Bergen as Fulop, Murphy show up

Awkward: Fulop and Murphy camps navigate the downstairs pub scene

Phil Murphy: Still too early to answer the big question

A new regional alliance emerges at the League of Municipalities

Greenwald muses over his own gubernatorial run at One Atlantic 

Bramnick rallies the GOP in AC 

The AC games begin – now with a new, repeatedly spoken name

In A.C. bar, Bayonne-centric LD 31 tension simmers 

Schepisi, in A.C., on 2014 Bergen GOP losses: “Years of fighting didn’t help”