January 19, 2007

Winners of the Week Losers of the Week

CHRISTOPHER BATEMAN

JON CORINE

The veteran Assemblyman and son of the former gubernatorial candidate gets a clear path to the State Senate with Walter Kavanaugh’s retirement, and avoids a bitter primary with an old man in a wheelchair.

The first-term Governor gets slapped by a group of Democratic legislators from Hudson County, and Dick Codey makes the Governor’s staff look silly for even suggesting the possibility of a tax reform coup while Corzine was abroad.

CHRIS CHRISTIE

 

LEONARD LANCE

The corruption-busting United States Attorney gets another conviction this week, when ex-Keyport Mayor John Perla pleaded guilty.

The Senate Minority Leader has had three years to raise money, and has just $557k cash-on-hand in an election year.

DINA MATOS MCGREEVEY

BARRI BECK

The former First Lady has had enough, and she will write a book detailing her life with James E. McGreevey.

The former Union (Hunterdon County) School Board member faces PTI and counseling for aiming her car at the child of another school board member in order to send a message.

JAVIER INCLAN

JOHN LYNCH

The Hudson County Clerk is Governor Jon Corzine’s new Director of Constituent Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs.

.The former Senate President, once among New Jersey’s most powerful politicians, began his 39 month federal prison sentence this week.

EVAN KOZLOW

 

JAMES WHELAN

Tom Kean, Jr.’s former campaign manager is the new Director of Member Services at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The likely Democratic State Senate candidate in the 2nd district will now face a GOP incumbent, instead of running for an open seat.

January 19, 2007