Atlantic City radio show host Harry Hurley will be the 100th person on PoliticsNJ.com's list of the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Politics. The final slot was left to the choice of our readers, and in a two-day online poll that attracted nearly 2,900 voters, Hurley defeated Republican State Chairman Tom Wilson by a 35%-15% margin. Public Policy guru Jon Shure finished third with 12%, just narrowly leading Union County Manager George Devanney (12%). None of the other six candidates — Cape May County GOP Chairman David Von Savage, attorney and Democratic fundraiser Victor Herlinsky, conservative political strategist Rick Shaftan, Burlington County GOP Chairman Mike Warner, and Jersey City political activists Bobby Jackson and Joe Cardwell — finished in the double digits.
The Power List will be released today, with names revealed in groups of ten at half-hour intervals, beginning at 10AM.