PolitickerNJ News Digest: June 8th

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It’s Wednesday, the day after the state primary that saw presumptive Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win the Democratic and Republican battles while voters across the state also settled several local contests, too.

Currie: Clinton’s Victory ‘Historic’ for N.J. and U.S.
Democratic Party bigwigs crowded into the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union Hall after the close of New Jersey’s primary election polls to find out which candidates earned their party’s nomination. Attendees included Democratic state chairman John Currie, gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, likely candidate Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Congressman Bill Pascrell and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Trump Wins New Jersey
An attempt by former Governor Christie Todd Whitman in the Garden State to dent billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump didn’t prevent the presumptive Republican nominee for president from winning New Jersey.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Bloomfield Blowout: Venezia Wins Big
Incumbent Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has clinched victory in the highly contested Democratic mayoral contest that has dominated
Essex County’s primary season.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Mapp Team Wins in Plainfield
Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp picked up a win tonight when his team won the Democratic Primary.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Legal Expert Weighs in on Norcross’ Alleged County Coordination
Congressional hopeful Alex Law dropped the last his campaign’s many social media bombs days before Tuesday’s primary when he posted purported internal documents from opponent Donald Norcross’ campaign. Those memos, mailed to Law with no return address, suggest that the Norcross campaign enlisted members of the congressman’s staff to distribute campaign materials and mobilized county officials to help discredit Law after his unsuccessful lawsuit against the Camden County Clerk’s office.
JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

Camden VBMs: Bern Getting Burned by Clinton
Vote by mail totals in Camden County show a lopsided 70-30% advantage for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

New Jersey Primary Election Day 2016
It’s conceivable that more New Jersey residents voted in the Peruvian presidential election on Sunday than will vote in today’s U.S. presidential elections.
PolitickerNJ Editor, PolitickerNJ Read more

Both Lopez and Venezia Camps Claim Violation of Campaign Rules
The teams of both incumbent Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and mayoral challenger Councilman Joseph Lopez claim that their competition committed errors during today’s primary campaign.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Trump Threatening to Take Our Country to A Dangerous Place
Mr. President, I thought long and hard about giving this speech and I don’t come to the floor lightly. But, as the senior Latino in this Chamber, I felt I had to speak — for those who do not recall the past are destined to repeat it, and I do not want to let this opportunity pass without speaking out.
Bob Menendez, PolitickerNJ Read more

Attorney Nelson Acquitted of All Charges in Elizabeth
Kirk Nelson, the former school board attorney for the Elizabeth Board of Education, was acquitted today on all counts in a case brought against him by the state Attorney General. After a five week trial, the jury took less than one hour to acquit.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

N.J. congressional primary election results 2016
All 12 of New Jersey’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs this year, and most of the incumbents faced contested primary elections Tuesday to determine whether they will represent their party in the November general election.
Len Melisurgo, NJ.com Read more

N.J. primary elections 2016: County and local results
Happy Primary Day, New Jersey. Here are links to the latest municipal and county results from the 2016 primary election.
Jessica Remo, NJ.com Read more

Christie: Trump comments on judge weren’t racist
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was exercising his Constitutional right to free speech when he said that the judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit against his defunct Trump University is unfit to rule objectively because of his “Mexican heritage,” Governor Christie said Tuesday.
Dustin Racioppi, The Record Read more

Trump wins N.J. primary, but state GOP lawmakers worry about November
Donald Trump on Tuesday won New Jersey’s Republican presidential primary, capping an at-first mocked, then unlikely, and finally inevitable march to the GOP nomination.
Claude Brodesser-Akner, NJ.com Read more

A revolt inside Ocean County GOP?
Two prominent Ocean County Republicans filed on Tuesday to run as independent candidates for countywide office in the November general election, according to County Clerk Scott M. Colabella.
Erik Larsen, Asbury Park Press Read more

Christie vetoes transit union raises
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a decision by the bistate transit agency that operates bridges between New Jersey and Philadelphia to give raises to some of its union workers.
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N.J. Republican breathes new life into Christie’s pension overhaul
A Republican state lawmaker has introduced legislation to pay for billions of dollars in upcoming public pension bills by reducing state and local health care spending on government workers.
Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

By one-vote margin, Salem County now has a 7th freeholder
Salem County has a seventh freeholder.
After months of court action, Republican Melissa DeCastro has been declared the winner of a seat on the board of chosen freeholders by one vote over Democrat Charles Hassler.
Bill Gallo Jr., NJ.com Read more

Voter voices from across North Jersey
Voters in towns across North Jersey headed to the polls on Primary Day Tuesday, casting votes on presidential candidates to local races.
Staff reports, The Record Read more