February 5, 2001

Winners   Losers
     

DONALD DIFRANCESCO

 

BOB TORRICELLI

The veteran Union County legislator becomes the Acting Governor of New Jersey while continuing to serve as the Senate President, and is perhaps the most powerful person in the history of the state.

 

The senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey is forced to organize a legal defense fund to help with the rising costs of a federal investigation into his 1996 campaign.

JIM MCGREEVEY

 

BRET SCHUNDLER

The Democratic candidate for Governor showed strength by firing the law firm of his top political supporters, Ray Lesniak and Paul Weiner, following the disclosure that Weiner owned part of a Linden trash transfer station.

 

The Jersey City Mayor faces an assault on his campaign as Republicans seek to push him out of the race.

GLENN CUNNINGHAM

 

STEPHEN CARROLL

The former U.S. Marshal received a major boost in his campaign for Mayor of Jersey City with the endorsement of Rep. Bob Menendez.

 

The President of United Gunite admitted that he approved payoffs in return for municipal contracts.

WALTER TIMPONE

 

DAVID MURRAY

The Passaic County Election Monitor won the backing of state Attorney General John Farmer for another year in office at $265 per hour.

 

The GOP political consultant has challenged his clients former opponent to a debate to discuss allegations of a negative campaign.

JOAN VERPLANCK

 

NICHOLAS GIELLA

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce exec wins plaudits for another highly successful train trip to Washington, D.C.

 

The Passaic City Engineer pleaded guilty this week to giving business to United Gunite in exchange for gifts and a Disneyworld vacation.

February 5, 2001