June 8, 2001

Winners   Losers
     

GLENN CUNNINGHAM

 

BOB TORRICELLI

The former U.S. Marshal becomes the first African American Mayor of Jersey City, and one of New Jersey’s most powerful Democrats.

 

The U.S. Senator is growing increasingly nervous over the Justice Department investigation, and has now asked for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor.

JIM MCGREEVEY

 

BOB & BETH JANISZEWSKI

The Democratic candidate for Governor backed Cunningham early and now has a key ally to deliver votes in November.

 

The Hudson County power couple proved ineffective in their support of Cunningham in the first election, and the campaign worked around them in the runoff.

DOUG HEYL

 

PAUL SWIBINSKI

The veteran political operative managed Cunningham’s campaign amid strong reviews.

 

The Hudson County political consultant is taking heat for playing the race card in Tom DeGise’s campaign.

BOB MENENDEZ   BRIAN DOUGHERTY
The Democratic Congressman keeps getting stronger and stronger, and is now Hudson County’s premier power.   The Hudson County attorney was Tom DeGise’s chief fundraiser and “go to” guy, but now loses clout to rival Matthew Burns.
TEAM CUNNINGHAM   RUDY GARCIA
Joe Cardwell, Matthew Burns, Bobby Jackson, and Jay Booth are all insiders with tremendous political clout in Jersey City.   The embattled former Union City Mayor backs DeGise for Mayor and makes a political comeback seem virtually impossible.
LEWIS EISENBERG   GERRY MCCANN
The millionaire investment banker and possible ’02 Senate candidate strikes political gold with his popular proposal to build a new arena in Newark.   The Supreme Court rules that the former Jersey City Mayor, ousted following his criminal conviction, can never run for Mayor again.
GWENDOLYN FAISON   ROBERT MURRAY
The Mayor of Camden watches three allies win City Council seats in the runoff, giving her a working majority.   The Monmouth County lawyer with a huge Hudson County client list gets fired by Hoboken Mayor-elect David Roberts.
June 8, 2001