August 14, 2000

Winners   Losers
     

CHRISTIE WHITMAN

 

CHRISTIE WHITMAN

The Republican Governor helped restore her standing as a national political leader last week by serving as a GOP spinmeister at the Democratic National Convention.

 

The Republican Governor is taking heat from her own party for appointing state Supreme Court Justices that voted to overturn a parental notification law.

RUBEN RAMOS, JR.

 

MILTON MILAN

The 24-year-old Hoboken Councilman, who has survived a seriousness illness, caught the attention of the country as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.

 

The Mayor of Camden

MIKE DUHAIME/BILL BARONI

 

MICHAEL PAPPAS

The Cherry Hill Mayor’s congressional campaign, in severe disarray after her campaign staff walked out, was helped last week with news that President Bill Clinton come to New Jersey this month to raise money for her campaign.

 

The 8th district Republican congressional candidate only seems to get press when he does something wrong. This time, he’s under fire for failing to file proper campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission.

CABLEVISION

 

MARTIN AROCHO

The former Burlington County Republican Chairman and millionaire cranberry farmer gets off with a slap on the wrist after being accused of illegally developing wetlands, showing that political connections can be helpful.

 

The Essex County Freeholder President is no longer considered the heir apparent to become the next County Executive. With the balance of power among Essex Democrats shifting to Dick Codey and Sharpe James, DeVincenzo’s nomination is in limbo.

PRO-CHOICE

 

THERESA CASTELLANO

The New Jersey Green Party Chairperson is boosted by the surge in the polls for presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who launched strong TV spots last week and could hurt Al Gore in pivitol states, like New Jersey.

 

Legal problems continue to mount for the Mayor of Paterson, whose personal real estate records were seized by the FBI last week.

August 14, 2000