August 21, 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, under indictment on federal corruption charges, was called on to resign by the Camden City Council.

MIKE DUHAIME/BILL BARONI

MICHAEL PAPPAS

The Bob Franks campaign staffers held a press availability inside the Democratic National Convention following Jon Corzine’s speech, noting that they gained admission into the Staples Center because not all New Jersey Democrats support Corzine.

In the latest installment of “fairgate,” the former Republican Congressman sought to eject Democratic House candidate Maryanne Connelly from the Somerset County Fair, after watching Connelly seek votes among fair-goers.

DOUGLAS GASTON

MARTIN AROCHO

The Comcast attorney set a bold precedent by requiring political candidates to tell the truth in campaign commercials or risk having them thrown off the air.

The New Brunswick Board of Education President was censured after voting to award a $415,000 contract to a group that employs him.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

THERESA CASTELLANO

The New Jersey pro-choice organization successfully challenged the state’s parental notification law.

The Hoboken Councilwoman voted to award her cousin, Mayor Anthony Russo, $42,000 in longevity pay.

August 21, 2000