February 4, 2005

Winners

Losers
     

JON CORZINE

 

DICK CODEY

The senior United States Senator secures the Democratic nomination for Governor before the end of January — just like he said he would last summer.

 

The Essex County Democrat becomes the second Acting Governor in four years to bow out as a candidate for his party’s gubernatorial nomination.

NIDIA DAVILA-COLON

 

BOB TORRICELLI

The convicted ex-Hudson County Freeholder gets a federal judge to reduce her prison sentence by seven months. She will now serve a 30-month term. She has also learned to crochet, she told the Judge.

 

The former United States Senator from New Jersey won’t have a friend at the Democratic National Committee: the likely new DNC Chair, Howard Dean, dislikes the Torch intensely. Torricelli helped fund negative ads against Dean in Iowa last year.

BOB JANISZEWSKI

 

TUCKER CARLSON

The former Hudson County Executive, caught taking bribes back in November 2000, still remains a free man.

 

The ex-CNN talking head, now headed to MSNBC, is moving to New Jersey — and bashed the state in an interview with the Washington Post.

JOHN MURPHY

 

HARRY PARKIN

The Republican gubernatorial candidate is going door to door, visiting the homes of County Committee members who vote at GOP conventions that award organization lines.

 

The former Chief of Staff to Mercer County Executive Bob Prunetti wants to act as his own lawyer in federal court during his trial on corruption charges.

February 4, 2005