October 9, 2000

Winners   Losers
     

TOM MORAN

 

RUSH HOLT

The Star-Ledger Deputy Editorial Page Editor makes the list of rising stars after a strong performance as the moderator of the first Corzine-Franks debate.

 

The 12th district Democratic Congressmanlooked bad this week when he voiced support for a DCCC mailer that attacked Dick Zimmer on his support of mammograms: Zimmer’s mother died of lymphoma and both his sisters are survivors of breast cancer.

JACK COLLINS

 

TOM GIBLIN

The Assembly Speakerread the handwriting on the wall and dropped out of a race that was not meant to be. By dropping out, Collins sets himself up as a potential power broker, rather than an also-ran.

 

The Democratic State Chairman put the kibosh on a Democratic unity plan that would create the position of state party Co-Chairman, which would be traded to South Jersey Democrats in exchange for a McGreevey endorsement and a return of South Jersey Assembly Democrats to the party caucus.

CORY BOOKER

 

JIM SAXTON

The Newark Central Ward Councilman and possible Mayoral candidate was the subject of a massive front page profile on his life and political career that raised his stature and the expectations of others.

 

The 3rd district Republican Congressmen, running comfortably ahead in his bid for re-election to a ninth term, cancelled a debate with his Democratic challenger, Susan Bass Levin.

WALTER ORCUTT   WOLF SAMAY

The Warren County GOP Chairmanwas the first Republican county leader to jump aboard the DiFrancesco bandwagon after the Collins withdrawal.

 

A three-Judge panel has recommended the ouster of the Passaic Municipal Court Judge following a series of ethical breaches.

JULIE ROGINSKY

 
SALVATORE ROSA
BRIAN DELANEY

The veteran New Jersey political operative is single handedly driving the attack campaign against 7th district GOP congressional candidate Mike Ferguson.

 

The Stafford Township Municipal Utility Authority Commissioners took their families to Disneyworld and billed much of the trip to the local MUA.

     
October 9, 2000