March 9, 2001

Winners   Losers
     

JIM MCGREEVEY

 

PETER VERNIERO

The Mayor of Woodbridge continues to lead in every independent and partisan poll as he prepares to formally announce his candidacy on Monday.

 

The state Supreme Court Justice faces a tough hearing by Senators who think he lied to them, and some day it could mean the end of his career.

DON DIFRANCESCO

 

BOB TORRICELLI

The Acting Governor has taken some major hits on his business ethics, but the latest Quinnipiac Poll shows him neck-in-neck with Democrat Jim McGreevey, and comfortably ahead of Bret Schundler.

 

The senior United States Senator now has his future in the hands of Mary Jo White, the take-no-prisoners U.S. Attorney for New York.

JAMES PLOUSIS

 

HOPEWELL

The Cape May County Sheriff was nominated by President Bush to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Jersey.

 

The small suburban community in Mercer County can't seem to hold an election: a Judge called a new Township Committee election last Tuesday after November's contest ended in a virtual tie. And that election was cancelled in anticipation of the snowstorm that never came. Voters will try again in April.

BILL GORMLEY

 

PASSAIC GOP

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman gets plaudits for fairness as he announces hearings on racial profiling by the State Police.

 

The announcement that longtime Sheriff Ed Englehardt is retiring caused 50 Sheriff's officers to switch their registration from R to D last week.

BILL SCHLUTER

 

BILL SCHLUTER

The Mercer County Senator launches a seemingly quixotic bid for Governor after seeing the handwriting on the wall: his fellow Republicans are about to eliminate his seat in the legislature.

 

The veteran State Senator launches a dark horse campaign for Governor on issues that he truly believes in: campaign finance reform, government ethics, and the role of special interests.

March 9, 2001