Morning Digest: June 11th

Battleground Bayonne: Davis triumphs in upset victory over incumbent Smith in Bayonne mayoral runoff election BAYONNE – Jimmy Davis, a

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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



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)



GOP leader Cantor loses in shock Tea Party upset

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



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)



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)



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)





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.



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)


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) Morning Digest: June 11th