December 26, 2000

Winners of the Week

 

Losers of the Week

     

DONALD DIFRANCESCO

 

BRET SCHUNDLER

The Senate President wins the ultimate prize of New Jersey politics: he’ll become the Governor of New Jersey next month.

 

The Jersey City Mayor faces an uphill (but not impossible) battle, running in a GOP gubernatorial primary against an incumbent.

JOHN BENNETT

 

JOE KYRILLOS

The Senate Majority Leader becomes the de facto Acting Senate President, and the overwhelming favorite to win the job if the Republicans keep control of the Senate next year.

 

The State Senator from Monmouth County loses considerable ground in his bid to become the next Senate President with rival John Bennett becoming the incumbent.

JEFFREY MICHAELS

 

HAZEL GLUCK

Don DiFrancesco’s top staffer is poised to assume the most powerful insider post in state government: Chief of Staff to the Governor.

 

The mega lobbyist loses clout with the departure of Whitman and the ascent of DiFrancesco.

CHRISTIE WHITMAN

 

TOM KEAN

The first Governor to resign under the modern state constitution takes an exciting and high profile job in the Bush Administration.

 

The former Governor again promotes himself as a possible cabinet appointee, but receives little interest from the President-elect.

GWENDOLYN FAISON

 

MILTON MILAN

The Camden City Council president becomes the new Mayor, and gets a leg up on the competition for a full term in 2001.

 

The Mayor of Camden is convicted on federal corruption charges and forfeits his office as he awaits a likely prison sentence.

     
December 26, 2000