February 2, 2007

Winners of the Week Losers of the Week

RUDY GIULIANI

GEORGE ZOFFINGER

The GOP presidential candidate picks up endorsements from more than half of the state’s Republican County Chairmen, a majority of the GOP State Senators, and 300 more. He is the front runner to win the February 2008 N.J. primary.

The President of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority resigns amidst allegations that he violated ethics rules by not disclosing that his son was an associate who did not work on NJSEA matters at his mega law firm with hundreds of lawyers.

JOHN ADLER

 

N.J. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman stops Gov. Jon Corzine’s nomination of Clark Bruno as Commissioner of Human Services.

 

The annual Walk to Washington is not what it used to be: lots of second tier people, while the A Team players seem to be avoiding the crowded train.

TERESA RUIZ

KEITH HAMILTON

The 32-year-old Deputy Chief of Staff to the Essex County Executive is the choice of North Ward Democrats to run for Sharpe James’ State Senate seat.

 

The Mercer County Freeholder passes on a chance to run for State Assembly because he is too afraid to give up what he’s got to take a shot at what he wants.

BARACK OBAMA

GUY TALARICO

The Illinois Senator is poised to challenge Hillary Clinton in New Jersey, with likely support from Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and others. He also picked up SHU law professor Mark Alexander as his national issues director.

 

The Bergen County GOP Chairman is struggling to pay the phone bill at his headquarters, or as Alfred Doblin puts it: “Pins and needles, needles and pins. Joseph Ferriero is the man who wins.”

FRANK SPENCER

 

FANTA ROSADO

TheExecutive Secretary Treasurer for the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters, has been appointed Vice President of the Eastern District for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

 

The Lawnside Municipal Tax Clerk — the niece, by marriage, of Mayor Mark Bryant, and the daughter of Senator Wayne Bryant’s Chief fo Staff, who is Freeholder Warren Wallace’s sister — is fired because money is missing from the local treasury.

February 2, 2007