October 30, 2000

Winners   Losers
     

BRIAN STACK

 

MICHAEL FERGUSON

The Hudson County Freeholder becomes the new Mayor of Union City after the resignation of Rudy Garcia.

 

The 7th district GOP congressional candidate faces an FEC complaint into allegations that his parents funneled money into his campaign.

CHARLIE SMITH

 

JOSEPH CICCONE

Bob Franks’ campaign manager had his best week of the campaign: endorsements from key newspapers; money from national Republicans; and independent polling that shows Franks closing the gap.

 

The Bergen County Sheriff faces a series of state investigations into allegations that his department exercised questionable hiring and promotion practices.

DONALD SCARINCI

 

DANA MACHADO

TheHudson County Democratic leader scores another insider victory with the ouster of Rudy Garcia as Union City Mayor.

 

The Harrison election board worker has been barred by county officials from working at the polls next week after allegations that she harassed Hispanic voters in the June primary.

JOSH MCMAHON   TERRANCE LEE

The Star-Ledger political editor deserves plaudits for compiling a thorough and informative 44-page voters guide to help people make their election day decisions.

 

The Warren County Clerk misprinted 116,000 ballots, improperly linking Green Party candidate Ralph Nader to Natural Law Party candidate John Hagelin’s running mate, whose name appears twice on the ballot.

DEMOCRATIC STREET WORKERS

 

ROBERT JANISZEWSKI

With the tightening of the U.S. Senate race, Jon Corzine and Democratic leaders have increased their anticipated election day street money budget from $3 Million to perhaps as much as $10 Million, reportedly including $450 per precinct in Hudson and $1,000 per precinct in Essex.

 

The Hudson County Executive lost another Democratic ally with the resignation of Union City Mayor Rudy Garcia, further diminishing his political clout in his home county.

     
October 30, 2000