Morning Digest: June 11th

Battleground Bayonne: Davis triumphs in upset victory over incumbent Smith in Bayonne mayoral runoff election

BAYONNE – Jimmy Davis, a Bayonne police captain, has defeated incumbent Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff election, according to unofficial results. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73896/battleground-bayonne-davis-triumphs-upset-victory-over-incumbent-smith-bayonne-mayoral-runoff-

 

 

Newark Runoff Elections: Big night for Baraka

Tonight proved a big night for Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka, who will take office with five of nine city council seats in his corner. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73941/newark-runoff-elections-big-night-baraka

 

 

Jackson vows to ‘turn the page on a new chapter’ in Trenton

TRENTON – The capital city’s former public works director declared victory in the Trenton mayoral runoff 
election Tuesday night amid a crowd of supporters and well-wishers. (Arco/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73931/jackson-vows-turn-page-new-chapter-trenton

 

 

Tom DeGise: the last man standing

Before the sun dragged west over the Bayonne Bridge, someone was going to get his head removed from his shoulder with a crowbar (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73911/tom-degise-last-man-standing

 

 

The Lesniak angle

In a weird behind the woodshed moment, state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) took his super PAC into Bayonne and played a key role in funding the Jimmy Davis insurgency against incumbent Mayor Mark Smith. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73921/lesniak-angle

 

 

Golden beats Bennett with 54% of the vote to take over chairmanship of the Monmouth GOP

Shaun Golden defeated John Bennett tonight in Monmouth County to become the new chairman of the Republican Party (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/73886/golden-beats-bennett-take-over-chairmanship-monmouth-gop

 

 

GOP leader Cantor loses in shock Tea Party upset

The demise of the Tea Party has been greatly exaggerated. (USA TODAY)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/06/10/eric-cantor-majority-leader-defeated/10304543/

 

 

For Barack Obama, Eric Cantor loss comes with a price

President Barack Obama is finally rid of Eric Cantor, the man who aggravated most of Washington. (Dovere/Politico)

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/barack-obama-eric-cantor-loss-107702.html

 

 

Christie touts program to bring math, science teachers to New Jersey’s neediest schools

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today championed “a new pipeline” to bring qualified teachers into New Jersey’s neediest schools. (Johnson/The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/christie_touts_fellowship_program_to_bring_teachers_to_njs_at-need_schools.html#incart_river

 

 

Son of late Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner backs out of paper’s sale

PHILADELPHIA –  The son of a Philadelphia Inquirer investor won’t go forward with plans to buy its parent company this week, citing “the turmoil” of his father’s recent plane crash death. (AP)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/11/son-late-philadelphia-inquirer-co-owner-backs-out-paper-sale/

 

 

 

Backroom

Unofficial results in Bayonne mayoral runoff

Challenger Jimmy Davis beat incumbent Mark Smith in Bayonne, 51.27% to 48.73, according to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/unofficial-results-bayonne-mayoral-runoff

 

Opinion

Political Insider: Officially the administration of Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith is dead

As predicted by this columnist, a new administration has been voted into office in Bayonne.Police Captain Jimmy Davis is mayor of the Peninsula City and he controls the city council comprised of his running mates. (Torres/The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/political_insider_officially_the_administration_of_bayonne_mayor_smith_is_dead.html

 

Stile: a potential law enforcer, O’Dowd didn’t push or prod in GWB inquiry

Kevin O’Dowd, Governor Christie’s chief-of-staff, stood at Bridget Anne Kelly’s desk last Dec. 13 with a printout of an email she had just given him. It was related to the George Washington Bridge lane closings. (Stile/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/stile-a-potential-law-enforcer-o-dowd-didn-t-push-or-prod-in-gwb-inquiry-1.1032345

Morning Digest: June 11th