The biggest Republican names are begging off of an unexpected—and very winnable for the G.O.P.—Congressional race in New Jersey. Republican Michael Ferguson, a 37-year-old fourth termer, announced yesterday that he won’t seek re-election to his 7th District seat next year, and already former Congressman Bob Franks (who held the seat from 1992-2000), state Senator Tom Read More
As is its custom, Quinnipiac University released the final poll of the New Jersey campaign season yesterday, pegging Robert Menendez’s lead over Tom Kean Jr. at five points, 48 to 43 percent. This corresponds roughly to the findings of perhaps a dozen other recent polls, all of which gave the appointed Democrat leads Read More
Quinnipiac throws a little bit of a wet blanket (a slightly dampened blanket?) on hopes of a suspenseful election tomorrow, releasing polls on three key races that show:
Alan Hevesi leading Chris Callaghan by 12 points;
Bob Menendez leading Tom Kean, Jr. by 5;
and Joe Lieberman leading Ned Lamont Read More
NJ Gov. Jon Corzine said he still prefers civil unions instead of gay marriage.
The Wall Street Journal debates the issue here and here.
Tom Kean, Jr ‘s family is giving him a boost, if not an actual lead, in the polls over Bob Menendez.
Eliot Read More
With each passing day, the New Jersey Senate race between United States Senator Robert Menendez and Tom Kean Jr. gets muddier.
And Christopher Christie, the corpulent, tough-talking United States Attorney from New Jersey, has everything to do with it.
Mr. Christie, 44, has long garnered public notoriety and headlines for his high-profile investigations into public Read More
This kind of makes the Pirro wire-tapping stuff look quaint.
It’s a new attack ad from Senate candidate Tom Kean Jr., which will start playing in the New York media market tomorrow and is viewable here. It features a taped conversation that has been much discussed in the Jersey press in which an Read More
When the Terror War was over the horizon, Washington was possessed by the story of the President having sex with an intern. Now that the Terror War is five years old, Washington is possessed by the story of a Congressman trolling for sex with pages.
Former Representative Mark Foley (R.-Fla.) resigned his seat when evidence Read More
And now for a competitive race…
The most recent poll numbers today from New Jersey seem to show a growing lead for Republican Senate candidate Tom Kean, Jr. over incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez: 44 to 38. Menendez’s unfavorable numbers have increased, unsurprisingly, with the news that he’s under federal investigation for Read More
Bill Weld quits the race for governor, reports the Times.
Robert Menendez will face Thomas Kean, Jr. in the New Jersey election for U.S. Senate.
The Post reports KT McFarland will soon be urged out of the Republican primary race for Senate.
Newsday teams up with NY1 on Read More
The Daily News reports that David Paterson claims no ties to League of Education Voter ads attacking Republicans in vulnerable senate districts.
The Post reports on the candidates vying to replace Sherwood Boehlert, and Mike Bloomberg’s new ally, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The Times has a story Read More