Looking at the week

A few things to watch for (in no particular order) this week, as local politics slows down and politicos prepare for national political conventions over the next two weeks: who will Democrats send to the State Assembly when they hold a special election convention to replace the guy who resigned because of his kiddie porn problem? Will New Jersey Republicans, including one who was appointed by the President, yell and scream about a top advisor to the Governor who , as The Record described it, “helped direct a $1.5 billion bail out of Xanadu while owning stock in a company poised to lose over a billion dollars if the Meadowlands project failed?” Will vice presidential picks affect the battle for New Jersey’s fifteen electoral votes? And will Democrats designate a replacement congressional candidate in the first district before the delegation leaves for Denver, or will they wait until the September 17 deadline?

Looking at the week