February 19, 2001

Winners   Losers
     

BRET SCHUNDLER

 

DONALD DIFRANCESCO

The Jersey City Mayor kicked off his campaign for the GOP gubernatorial nomination with a successful 3-day bus tour through New Jersey amidst a week of bad press for his opponent.

 

The Acting Governor, now in the big leagues, had one of the worst weeks of his political life after disclosures of personal financial problems and potential conflicts dominated the front pages.

WAYNE BRYANT

 

PAUL DIFRANCESCO

The State Senator screamed loud enough to force the state to agree to move convicted cop killer Thomas Trantino out of a Camden halfway house and seek to relocate him out of state.

 

The Acting Governor’s older brother takes the blame for the family’s financial woes after having his famous younger brother trash his reputation to a newspaper reporter.

JOHN BENNETT

 

ROBERT TORRICELLI

The Senate Majority Leader finally gets a seat on the Legislative Apportionment Commission.

 

The senior U.S. Senator faces an inquiry into 19 flights on private jets and propeller planes paid for by David Chang, who has already pleaded guilty to illegally funneling money into his ’96 campaign.

FRANK LOBIONDO

 

CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE

The South Jersey Congressman gets the chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Coast Guardand Maritime Transportation of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

The Elizabeth Mayor had a rought week as The Star-Ledger reported that the FBI investigation into Gunitegate now extends to Elizabeth.

VITO GAGLIARDI

 

JOSEPH SULIGA

The veteran educator becomes the new state Commissioner of Education.

 

The State Assemblyman and Linden Director of Finance is in trouble after The Star-Ledger exposes a shady real estate deal.

February 19, 2001