As Santa Claus sits unloved in the malls, too early to make an impact in this pre-Thanksgiving season, it’s that time of year again, for another festive send-up of the names of those most powerful political personages in the State of New Jersey, courtesy of PolitickerNJ.
The 2014 PolitickerNJ Power List will be on the website tomorrow, on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 18th, the first day of the League of Municipalities’ annual conference in Atlantic City.
In advance of all the hurt feelings and woebegone stubbed toe distress that invariably come with each Power List season, take solace in the fact that the following notable news-makers did not make this year’s list despite putting up a gallant 11th hour fight…
Churning up a media frenzy in a seaside appearance with Gov. Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy activist James Keady made a late play for the list, coming in finally at No. 105.
At a stunning 49-years of age, future Hall of Fame boxer Bernard Hopkins made a late play, showing good faith in embattled sweet science mecca Atlantic City – scene of his November 8th light heavyweight championship bout with Sergey Kovalev. Hopkins, who fought his first professional fight in 1988 in Atlantic City, placed No. 104.
A doctor and movement conservative from Somerset who ran a real race against U.S. Rep.-elect Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) in an unforgiving district for a Republican, Alieta Eck finished at No. 103.
After creating a whirlwind of excitement, he finally lost the election by 13 points, but CD5 candidate Roy Cho, a Democrat, impressed the political establishment with his aggressive challenge of incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett. Cho clocked in at 102.
For the PolitickerNJ list proper, tune in to tomorrow.
And we’ll see you at The League, where PolitickerNJ reporters will be scouring the boardwalk for all the latest political news as we build – toward the 2015 PolitickerNJ Power List!