Morning Digest: September 5th

At candidate screening, Cryan receives full backing of Union County Democrats for sheriff

UNION -Members of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) unanimously nominated Assemblyman Joe Cryan as their choice for the next Union County Sheriff at a candidate screening tonight that, having screened no other candidates, served as more of a formality than anything else. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)



Middlesex County mayors join Bramnick in blasting Trenton over fiscal mismanagement

SOUTH PLAINFIELD  – Over the hum of industrial machinery at the factory of plastic bag manufacturer Golpak Corp here, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick and a handful of Republican Middlesex County mayors and councilpeople chastised top lawmakers in Trenton for their handling of the state’s finances and economy in recent months, imploring them to start to “unfreeze opportunity in this state” through tax breaks and better business incentives. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)



NJ GOP gets fundraising solicitation from Cake Boss for Christie’s birthday cake

HOBOKEN – Celebrity baker Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, Jr., the head baker at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, is also known as the “Cake Boss.” Famous throughout New Jersey from his reality television show on TLC, Valastro has made his support of Gov. Chris Christie clear, endorsing him for re-election in 2013 and allowing the Republican governor to campaign in his famed store on Washington Street in Hoboken. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)



Senator Paul Sarlo: The PolitickerNJ Interview

WALLINGTON – The sports bar on the side of Paterson Avenue has a parking lot that plants your bumper right against the wall, where inside, as many as five area mayors have showed up with separate Election Night entourages. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




United Brotherhood of Carpenters endorses MacArthur For Congress

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, one of the largest labor unions in the country, endorsed Republican candidate Tom MacArthur’s campaign in the third congressional district race today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




With statewide eyes on Newark’s schools, Superintendent Anderson says first day of One Newark plan “going great”

NEWARK – On the day the One Newark school reorganization plan went into effect, the state-appointed leader of New Jersey’s largest school district felt confident despite controversy. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




Urging support for Ukraine, Pascrell chastises Christie for comments about Putin, defends Obama

PATERSON – An enormously offended and irritated U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his critique of President Barack Obama on the administration’s Russian front.




On first day of school under One Newark plan, enrollment confusion continues

NEWARK – Aniyah Clarke woke up on Thursday morning, the first day of school for Newark public school students, thinking that she was going to start the sixth grade at Hawthorne Avenue School, across the street from her South Ward home. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




CD3: Belgard goes up on television for the first time in general election

Aimee Belgard, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd District, today released her first television ad of the general election campaign. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)



Guadagno office subpoenaed on ‘Hoboken issues’

The New Jersey Department of State, which is headed by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, has received a subpoena related to “Hoboken issues,” a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office confirmed Thursday. (Phillis/The Bergen Record)




Judge: Assault case against Bogota councilman can go to trial  

A Superior Court judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a trial against Bogota Councilman Evaristo Burdiez, stemming from an accusation that he punched Mayor Tito Jackson during a closed meeting last month. (Morrison/The Bergen Record)




Chris Christie, on Mexico tour, unplugs the amplifier

MEXICO CITY — He has not scolded. Nor mocked. Nor lectured. Not anyone. Not once. (Barbaro/The New York Times)




In Mexico, Christie declines to talk about immigration

MEXICO CITY – He crossed a border that has fueled intense debate over illegal immigration for three days of trade talks in a country once home to many of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be living in the United States. (Hanna/The Bergen Record)


Senate Democrats urge President Obama to delay immigration order

More top Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama to slow down on immigration reform, further diminishing the chances that he’ll take sweeping administrative action before Election Day. (Brown, Palmer/Politico)




Bill Clinton and Charlie Crist: The Odd Couple

While everyone’s focused on Hillary Clinton’s next potential campaign, it’s Bill Clinton who’s been racking up frequent-flier miles, trying to get Democrats elected in the midterms. (Haberman/Politico)




CD7 candidate: more money needs to be put back into infrastructure

Both the Democratic and Republican parties have begun unleashing millions of dollars in campaign ads to support party favorites in the upcoming congressional elections. Currently there’s a race in the state pitting Republican incumbent Leonard Lance against Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach. Kovach told NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams that New Jersey is not spending enough money on small businesses. (NJTV)




Assemblywoman Lampitt, Freeholder Simmons blast congressional candidate Cobb’s views on women

Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-6 of Cherry Hill) and Gloucester County Democratic Freeholder Heather Simmons teamed up to lob another round of criticism at 1st Congressional District Republican Candidate Garry Cobb on Thursday, this time blasting his stance on women’s issues. (Caffrey/South Jersey Times)


  Morning Digest: September 5th