Morning News Digest: December 11th


South Jersey Dems pick Cruz-Perez to succeed Norcross in state Senate

Co-Chairs of the Camden County Democratic Party, Congressman Donald W. Norcross and State Senator Jim Beach, joined Gloucester County Democratic Party Chairman and State Senator Fred Madden and Camden City Mayor Dana Redd today in endorsing former State Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez, of Barrington, for the Senate seat vacated by Norcross in the 5th Legislative District. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)




He’s back: Santorum indicates he’ll run for president again in 2016

Rick Santorum apparently has made up his mind. In an interview with the Washington Post published yesterday, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania made every indication that he would run for president again in 2016. (Wood/




Sheridan son no longer seeking to handle parents’ estate

One of the two sons who had sought to administer the estate of John P. Jr. and Joyce Sheridan has been removed from the initial application on file with the Somerset County (N.J.) Surrogate’s Office. (Fichera/Philadelphia Inquirer)




Port Authority board debates ethics rules as ex-Chairman David Samson sues

Port Authority commissioners — many of them affiliated with powerful law firms, Wall Street banks and labor unions — debated the need for new rules on Wednesday that would restrict them from par­ticipating in agency decisions that |could indirectly benefit them or their associates. (Boburg/The Bergen Record)




Tedesco to be sworn in as Bergen County Executive Jan. 4th

James Tedesco will be sworn in as the new County Executive at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, in a formal ceremony at Bergen Community College. (Ensslin/The Bergen Record)




Chris Christie would lose badly to Hillary Clinton in New Jersey, poll finds

A Jersey Guy in the White House? Fuggetaboutit. New Jersey voters say that America isn’t ready for one of their own as the commander-in-chief, and would pick Hillary Clinton over their state’s governor, Chris Christie, by a margin of 11 points, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday. (McCormick/Bloomberg)




Menendez, Booker say congressional Republicans set out to block Obama from succeeding

WASHINGTON — New Jersey’s two U.S. senators said some of their Republican colleagues have made it their mission to prevent President Obama from having any legislative achievements. (Salant/NJ Advance Media for

Morning News Digest: December 11th