May 18, 2001

Winners

 

Losers




DONALD DIFRANCESCO

 

PETER MURPHY

The Acting Governor was a hit at the Legislative Correspondents Dinner, using self-deprecating humor to boost his own image.

 

The Passaic County Republican Chairman is convicted on six counts of corruption.

JIM MCGREEVEY

 

KENNETH GARDNER

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate enjoys a huge Democratic pep rally in Atlantic City last weekend, and gets a commitment of $800,000 from the Democratic National Committee.

 

The Woodbridge Republican Municipal Chairman was responsible for finding GOP legislative candidates in the 19th district, but watched his candidates thrown off the ballot when their petitions didn’t have enough signatures. And Gardner didn’t even sign himself.

TOM KEAN

 

GUY TALARICO

The former Governor, expressing no interest in running for office again, beats Bob Torricelli by 16 points in a Republican poll on the ’02 Senate race.

 

The Bergen County Assemblyman is the odd man out in a fight between three incumbents for the two 39th district Assembly seats, with the GOP tossing Talarico off the line.

ALFRED LECHNER

 

JOE MCGRATH

The Federal Judge is said to be President Bush’s top choice for nomination to the prestigious 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

The Democratic Senate candidate in the 13th district is thrown off the ballot after filing nominating petitions without enough signatures.

JOHN CRYAN

 

ANONYMOUS

The former Essex County Sheriff and Assemblyman watched his son-in-law, Joseph Donahue, sworn in as a Superior Court Judge, and his son, Joseph Cryan, seems like a sure bet to win the 20th district State Assembly seat.   The Union City political hacks whose hoax this week disturbed the city’s senior citizen community. The unknown individuals distributed flyers to senior citizens offering free tickets to a non-existent $1,000-a person dinner honoring Mayor Brian Stack.
May 18, 2001