December 11, 2000

Winners of the Week

 

Losers of the Week

     

DEBORAH REED

 

RUDY GARCIA

Demonstrating tremendous courage, the Democratic political consultant filed a lawsuit against Rudy Garcia, her former employer, alleging assault and battery and harassment.

 

The Hudson County Assemblyman continues to watch his political career plummet and must now battle a civil lawsuit that, in graphic detail, charges him with sexually assaulting a female employee.

TOM SHEA

 

PETER MURPHY

The veteran political operative is the new Chief of Staff to New Jersey’s freshman U.S. Senator, Jon Corzine.

 

The Passaic County Republican Chairman was indicted last week by a federal grand jury, the latest in a wide investigation into corruption in county government.

CHRISTIE WHITMAN

 

JOHN HART

New Jersey’s Governor appears bound for Washington and a place in George W. Bush’s cabinet — if there is a Bush cabinet.

 

The Hopewell Township Committeeman lost his bid for re-election to a third term to Democrat Francesca Bartlett by one vote.

JIM MCGREEVEY

 

BARBARA ZUCKER-ZARETT

The Woodbridge Mayor leads all Republican candidates in the 2001 gubernatorial race, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

 

The Morris County Judge again postponed Chris Christie’s defamation trial against John Murphy, Doug Cabana and Dave Murray, denying voters closure after three years of fighting.

JIM BEACH
DON NORCROSS
 

LAURENCE CHERCHI

Beach, the County Clerk, and Norcross, the South Jersey AFL-CIO President, will become the Co-Chairmen of the Camden Democratic machine following the retirement of David Luthman.

 

The Leonia Councilman has been barred from Borough Hall and from talking to municipal employees after an alleged altercation with the Municipal Clerk.

     
December 11, 2000