In an exclusive PolitickerNJ.com interview over lunch at a Portuguese restaurant in the Ironbound section of Newark, Corzine says he hasn't decided on '09, but won't go back to Washington, and that the end of the word is not at hand. Also, Corzine touts his accomplishments and stands by Hillary Clinton.
In the race for Mike Ferguson's House seat, Lance will run for Congress, Bateman won't run for Congress, but Biondi might, Hatfield considers congressional bid, Sordillo positions himself as candidate with relevant international business experience, and former first daughter Whitman enters race for Congress.
In the race for Jim Saxton's seat, Allen drops bid for Congress, Ocean County Republicans prepare to field their own candidate for congress, Army reservist puts his name in the Ocean County congressional mix, and Saxton says he's not endorsing now, and asks the GOP to unite behind one candidate.
On the Democratic side, DCCC Chairman backs Adler and Stender, courts Van Drew
Saying that a pro-business group gave too much money to pro-labor Democrats, Doherty returns campaign contribution from business PAC.
Following Frank Pallone's letter to the U.S. Attorney about John Ashcroft's $30 million federal monitor contract, Democrats pile on criticism of Christie — and take another look at Rob Tornoe's Federal monitors cartoon.