New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg revealed this afternoon that he’s been diagnosed with stomach cancer and will be undergoing treatment in New York.
“We expect a full and complete recovery for Senator Lautenberg,” his office said in a statement. “The Senator will be treated with chemotherapy administered approximately every three weeks. We Read More
Call it good timing.
While the bulk of federal stimulus money for transportation and infrastructure will likely go toward repair and renovation projects, one gigantic new construction project will also reap the rewards: New Jersey Transit’s $8.7 billion planned set of new rail tunnels under the Hudson River called Access to the Region’s Core Read More
Ted Stevens, the beleaguered 85-year-old Republican Senator from Alaska, has been indicted on seven counts of making false statements, according to news reports. A Justice Department press conference is set to begin in a few minutes.
This obviously complicates his re-election bid, which has been on shaky ground since his home was Read More
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Rob Andrews, the South Jersey congressman who is challenging Senator Frank R. Lautenberg in New Jersey’s June Democratic primary, just appointed his campaign chairman: Michael Murphy, the stepson of former Governor Richard J. Hughes (who served two terms from 1961 to 1969) and himself a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1997.
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Frank Lautenberg is ripe for defeat in New Jersey’s June Democratic primary, and his opponent, Rob Andrews, looks well-positioned to dislodge him.
Lautenberg is 84 years old, while Andrews is a young-looking 50. The challenger will benefit from future-vs.-past themes. And it’s not as if Democrats feel much personal or political pull toward the incumbent. Read More
For the first time in eight years, it will be up to New Jersey’s Democratic voters to determine their party’s nominee for a statewide office. Here’s a look at one of the major factors that will shape this June’s Senate fight between incumbent Frank Lautenberg and challenger Rob Andrews:
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Three years ago, Rob Andrews—like every other ambitious New Jersey Democrat—believed that the best way to get ahead was to be a team player, racking up goodwill and IOU’s among party insiders with the faith that, when the time came, they’d return the favor and support his for statewide office.
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Finally, after years of false starts, Rob Andrews has grasped what so many ambitious and otherwise bright New Jersey Democrats haven’t: If you stand around waiting for someone to hand you a promotion, you’re never going to get anywhere.
Andrews, age 50, is intimately familiar with the particular agony that attends missed opportunities in politics, Read More
So much for that. Just when it looked like Frank Lautenberg had dodged a career-threatening bullet, the dams suddenly appear to be breaking.
Rob Andrews, the South Jersey congressman who jolted the New Jersey political world on Monday when he suddenly began flirting with a primary challenge to Lautenberg, has – Read More