Winners & Losers

Winner: BEN BERNANKE The former Princeton University Economics Professor, who served on the Montgomery Township Board of Education from 1994 to 2000, was nominated this week to succeed Alan Greenspan as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Loser: STEVE CALDWELL The Republican candidate for Atlantic County Sheriff was forced to pull out of the race after a determination that his position at the Sheriff’s Department was paid for by federal funds — making him ineligble to run under the Hatch Act. Winner and Loser: DOUG FORRESTER The Republican gubernatorial candidate gets a favorable ruling by the state Attorney General on the legality of his campaign contributions as the owner of an insurance company, but is also dealing with a defection of conservatives from his GOP base. Independent polls, and internals from both campaigns, show Democrat Jon Corzine making marginal gains and Forrester headed in the wrong direction.

Winners & Losers