George Norcross

The undisputed boss of South Jersey politics – and proud of it – is George Norcross III, a man who holds no official public or party office. In 2007, his machine picked up two State Senate seats (that makes six), and continues to control the State Assembly, where his friend, Joe Roberts, is Speaker. His ability to raise money – quickly and in large denominations – can stop a team of oxen dead in their tracks. Gov. Jon Corzine is infatuated with him. And he endorsed Barack Obama before Hillary Clinton’s campaign was over. But he moves from #2 to #3 after failing to win control in Atlantic and Burlington counties in 2007, and for his inability to help U.S. Senate candidate Rob Andrews win any organization lines outside South Jersey.

George Norcross