November 13, 2000

SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION EDITION

 
 
Winners   Losers
     

MICHAEL ANGELINI

 

CHRIS BOLLWAGE

The Gloucester County Democratic Chairman keeps control of the Freeholder Board and adds a Democratic Sheriff.

 

The Elizabeth Mayor lost a referendum to allow him to name school board members by a 2-1 margin.

BILL BARONI

 

CHRIS CHRISTIE

Bob Franks’ campaign counselwon praise for knowing Jon Corzine’s record backwards and forwards.

 

The New Jersey Bush campaign counsel won’t receive any consideration for a top federal appointment.

TOM BLAKELY

 

CHARLOTTE DEFILIPPO

The Republican political consultant helped Mike Ferguson and Jim Saxton win key congressional campaigns.

 

The Union County Democratic Chairwoman never fully got behind Maryanne Connelly’s congressional campaign.

GARY DECKELNICK   PETER DEMARCO

The Gannett polling director came closest to accurately predicting the mood of New Jersey voters.

 

Bob Franks’ communications consultant lacked a full understanding of what his campaign was about.

STEVE DEMICCO

 

DONALD DIFRANCESCO

The Democratic political consultant ran Jon Corzine’s Senate race and got rich doing it.

 

The GOP gubernatorial frontrunner must now worry about his home county as Bob Franks loses Union County by 17,000 votes.

MICHAEL DUHAIME

 

BILL DOWD

The Franks Deputy Campaign Manager wins rave reviews for competence and politically savvy.

 

The Monmouth County Republican Chairman failed to produce margins for GOP candidates.

JOSEPH FERRIERO

 

EAGLETON INSTITUTE

The Bergen County Democratic Chairman won control of the Freeholder Board for the first time in 16 years.

 

The prestigious Eagleton poll has now failed to accurately predict four of the last five statewide races.

THOMAS GIBLIN

 

JOHN FARMER, JR.

The New Jersey Democratic State Chairman and Essex County Democratic Chairman delivered his state to national Democrats, and it looks like he held the 12th district House seat.

 

The state Attorney General was unprepared to deal with the barrage of legal challenges on election day.

GREG HESS

 

LOUIS GALLAGHER

TheMercer County GOP operative ran the campaign that bucked the local tide and re-elected a Republican County Clerk.

 

The Burlington County Democratic Chairman was unable to solve an intra-party battle, allowing Republicans to dominate the county again.

BRAD LAWRENCE   MARK HARTMANN

The Democratic political consultant helped re-elect Rush Holt and several other clients.

 

The Sussex County Democratic operative was virtually destroyed in his bid for control of county government

RAYMOND LESNIAK

 

CHUCK HAYTAIAN

With Democratic State Senator was among the masterminds of Al Gore’s landslide victory in New Jersey.

 

The Republican State Chairman did little to impact the campaigns of two losing statewide candidates.

MARK MATZEN

 

ROCCO IOSSA

Rush Holt’s campaign manager seems to have won a race few thought he could — again!

 

The Director of the New Jersey Bush campaign is seen as the big loser of the year after a running a disastrous campaign.

ROCCO MAZZA

 

THOMAS KEAN, SR.

The Bergen County Democratic operative helped run the most successful Bergen campaign in more than a decade and a half.

 

The former Governor refused to back Mike Ferguson after his son lost the GOP congressional primary, yet Ferguson won anyway.

JAMES MCGREEVEY

 

HARRY KENNEDY

TheDemocratic gubernatorial front runneris helped by the perception that Democrats have learned to maximize voter turnout.

 

The Gloucester County Republican Chairman lost a race for Freeholder as GOP candidates failed to gain a foothold in county government.

ROBERT MENENDEZ   SUSAN BASS LEVIN

The Democratic Congressman led the successful effort to mobilize Hispanic voters for the Democratic ticket.

 

The Cherry Hill Mayor spent almost $2 Million to win a congressional seat, but only won 42% of the vote.

MAGGIE MORAN

 

ROBERT MCKERNAN

The New Jersey Gore-Lieberman campaign manager ran a strong campaign that outperformed expectations.

 

The Republican media consultant received poor reviews from Franks campaign insiders.

PATTY MCGUIRE NELSON

 

PETER MURPHY

The veteran Democratic political operative played a key role in the massive voter turnout program.

 

The Passaic County Republican Chairman suffered a huge loss in his bid to regain control of the Freeholder Board.

JACK NIGRO

 

WILLIAM PALATUCCI

The Democratic political operative led campaign to maintain Democratic control of the Passaic County Freeholder Board.

 

The Republican consultant takes heat for losses by George Bush and the Bergen County GOP Freeholder majority.

DONALD NORCROSS

 

PAT POLITANO

The South Jersey AFL-CIO President helped the Gore campaign turnout a record number of voters and elect more than two dozen union members to local and county office.

 

The Democratic political consultant, forced out of Hudson County earlier this year, lost a referendum in Elizabeth important to local Democratic leaders by a 2-1 margin.

GEORGE NORCROSS

 

SCOTT RUMANA

TheSouth Jersey Democratic leaderagain demonstrated strong organizational support.

 

The Passaic County Freeholder, once a rising GOP star, lost re-election by 25,000 votes.

WALTER ORCUTT   DAVID SACKETT

The Warren County Republican Chairman took control of the county courthouse, won most municipal elections, and delivered big margins for federal GOP candidates.

 

The Republican pollster had Bob Franks winning in two consecutive polls.

GLENN PAULSEN

 

PAT SCHUBER

With Burlington County Republican Chairman retains his lock on county government, and delivered wins for Bob Franks and Jim Saxton.

 

The Bergen County Executive watched Republicans lose their majority on the Freeholder Board, and failed to carry Bergen for Bush.

DANIEL QUINONEZ

 

BRET SCHUNDLER

Mike Ferguson’s campaign manager won one of the most competitive house races in the nation.

 

The Jersey City Mayor and gubernatorial candidate worries that his conservative message may not fly with New Jersey voters after Bush lost by 15 points.

JULIE ROGINSKY

 

HENK SHOTMEYER

The Democratic political operative won rave reviews for an aggressive communications plan at Win 2000, the Democratic coordinated campaign.

 

The Bergen County Republican Chairman gets some of the blame for the first loss of the Freeholder Board in 15 years.

CHARLIE SMITH

 

CLIFFORD SOBEL

Bob Franks’ campaign managerhas emerged as one of New Jersey’s most effective political strategists.

 

The GOP fundraiser and possible Ambassador is taking some heat for Bush’s huge loss in New Jersey.

CANDY STRAIGHT   JAMES TREFFINGER

The Republican fundraiser has enhanced her reputation in GOP circles as a hard-working powerhouse.

 

The Essex County Executive did little to help Republicans avoid a massive beating in Essex County.

WALTER TIMPONE

 

DAVID VON SAVAGE

The court-appointed Election Monitor in Passaic County helped reform the political process by helping Hispanics voters participate and ensure a fairer election.

 

The Cape May County Republican Chairman lost one of his incumbent GOP Freeholders by a 62%-38% margin.

ROBERT TORRICELLI

 

VOTER NEWS SERVICE

The New Jersey Senator directed the national campaign that nearly helped Democrats capture control of the U.S. Senate.

 

The polling group flubbed exit polling everywhere, including New Jersey.

JOSEPH TYRELL

 

CHRISTINE WHITMAN

The Executive Director of Win 2000, the Democratic Coordinated Committee,has become one of the state’s premier Democratic operatives.

 

The Governor’s chances for a cabinet post suffered with Bush’s landslide loss of her state.

DAVID WHITE   RAYMOND ZANE

Jim Saxton’s campaign manager scored a big win in the 3rd district race, despite a well-financed challenger.

 

The Democratic State Senator, at war with Gloucester County Democrats, tacitly supported the losing Republican county candidates.

CHARLES WOWKANECH

 

RICHARD ZIMMER

The New Jersey AFL-CIO President enjoyed a banner election day.

 

The former Congressman was widely expected to defeat Rush Holt, but it appears that he’ll fall short.

     
     
November 13, 2000