January 15, 2001

Winners of the Week

 

Losers of the Week

     

BOB TORRICELLI

 

JOSEPH CICCONE

New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator wins a much coveted seat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

 

The Bergen County Sheriff resigned his post on Thursday after pleading guilty to misconduct in office, ending a once promising political career.

STEVE ROTHMAN

 

JIM TREFFINGER

The three-term Democratic Congressman becomes the only New Jersey House member on the House Ways and Means Committee.

 

The Essex County Executive endorsed Don DiFrancesco for Governor after first pledging his support of Bret Schundler, a Treffinger backer in the 2000 Senate race.

CHRIS CHRISTIE

 

JOHN MURPHY, DOUG CABANA AND DAVID MURRAY

The former Morris County Freeholder Director, who lost re-election in the 1997 GOP primary, is vindicated by an admission that his former opponents lied about the payment of Christie’s legal fees.

 

The two Republican Morris County Freeholders and their political consultant settled a law suit by admitting that they lied about their opponents record in TV commercials and direct mail pieces during the 1997 campaign.

LAURA JONES

 

JAMES PLOUSIA

The News 12 New Jersey political reporter will anchor live coverage of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s hearings on the confirmation of Gov. Whitman as EPA Administrator.

  The former Mayor of East Rutherford, who served from 1965 to 1995, was indicted on charges that he filed false tax returns and lied in an effort to secure a $6 million business loan.

MARK EDGERTON

 

PRISCILLA DAWSON

The Libertarian candidate for Governor hired Doug Friedline, who ran Jesse Ventura’s 1998 independent campaign in Minnesota, as his campaign manager.   Because the Trenton Central High School principal didn’t process paperwork on time, despite constant reminders, students missed the deadline to attend the presidential inauguration. The Board of Education is conducting an investigation.
January 15, 2001