Winners and Losers: Week of the 24th

WINNERS

Al Gaburo

The Somerset County GOP Chairman welcomed Donald Trump to headline his very well received Lincoln Day Dinner this week.

Vinny Prieto

The Speaker of the General Assembly (and Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman)threw the biggest party in Hudson, one of three of his annual fundraisers, in his hometown of Secaucus.

Chris Russell

The respected Burlington GOP-trained strategist this week took on the CD3 campaign of former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur.  

Cory Booker

After getting roughed up last year en route to defeating movement conservative leader Steve Lonegan, the U.S. Senator faces the prospect of conquering any number of clown car prospects.

Anthony Vainieri

The brother of Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (a North Bergen High School grad) received the backing of Prieto and the HCDO to represent North Bergen on the Freeholder Board.

Arlene Quinones Perez

The Carpenters Union official has a clear path to assume the chairmanship of the Hunterdon County Democratic Party. Her opponent, educator Marie Corfield, this week bowed out of contention for the job.

LOSERS

NJ GOP

In the aftermath of Bridgegate, Republicans still lacks a credible candidate to put up against U.S. Senator Booker.

Tony Mack

A judge ruled over the Trenton mayor’s protests this week that Mack, found guilty of corruption earlier this year, must now indeed leave office.

Cami Anderson

The Newark Schools Superintendent announced her decision to forgo Newark School Advisory meetings, an announcement widely met with derision.

Chris Christie

The Bridgegate-embattled governor’s job approval rating plummeted by 20 points, according to Monmouth University pollster/political scientist Patrick Murray’s latest poll.

Keith Davis

The Atlantic County GOP chairman has a fight on his hands, receiving a formal challenge this week to his chairmanship by former Assemblyman Vince Polistina (R-2).

Jeff Dublin

Pursuing re-election, the Hudson County Freeholder is up against Steve Fulop ally Gerard Balmir – husband of Democratic Party operative Missy Balmir – and the HCDO line.

Winners and Losers: Week of the 24th