Morning News Digest: May 27th

Former Irvington Councilman/Labor Leader John Sowell.

Former Irvington Councilman/Labor Leader John Sowell.

LD20 Imbroglio: Monteiro hits Holley as moms swarm Monteiro

ELIZABETH – The air war in Elizabeth carries the usual pungent aftershock of public careers in tatters and reputations destroyed, as the same combatants keep climbing back into the fray, like reanimating armies without end. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

LD20 Imbroglio: Monteiro hits Holley as moms swarm Monteiro | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

LD24 rundown: Solar settlement, common core rift Assembly candidates

SPARTA — It’s the primaries that more often than not serve as the real contests in bucolic — and heavily conservative — 24th legislative district, where a sprawling GOP come election time finds expression in a jockeying of candidates each with their own versions of the party’s ideological core. Republicans outnumber Democrats by nearly double here, which means those who nab the party nomination on June 2 are all but ensured victory come November 4. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

LD24 rundown: Solar settlement, common core rift Assembly candidates | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Westwood mayor’s race: Republican Wanner denies being behind Dem primary “coup” against Birkner

WESTWOOD – Former Republican Westwood Mayor Thomas Wanner denied assertions made by Democratic incumbent Mayor John Birkner Jr. that the mayor’s rival in the June 2 Democratic primary was a “puppet” of Wanner, with the former GOP mayor stating that he has had only an advisory role for Birkner’s opponent. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

Westwood mayor’s race: Republican Wanner denies being behind Dem primary “coup” against Birkner | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Northern Beat: Sweeney tours Paterson’s 4th Ward with Torres

PATERSON – They went to the crime-ridden 4th Ward, the “belly of the beast,” as Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres calls it: the mayor, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), Senator Nellie Pou (D-35), and Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36), a foursome fronting crime fighting poses that belied coming gubernatorial clashes. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Northern Beat: Sweeney tours Paterson’s 4th Ward with Torres | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Schepisi out of brain aneurysm surgery, doing well

NEW YORK CITY – State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39) successfully underwent surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City on Tuesday to fix a brain aneurysm and is doing well, according to her family. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

Schepisi out of brain aneurysm surgery, doing well | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

NJ Sierra Club endorses incumbents in LD20, LD15

Underlining the candidates’ opposition to one of the state’s biggest recent environmental snafus, the NJ Sierra Club today endorsed incumbent Assemblypeople Annette Quijano and Jamel Holley in a contentious 20th legislative district Democratic primary. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

NJ Sierra Club endorses incumbents in LD20, LD15 | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

BCRO Chairman Yudin backs incumbent, not candidate with literary lineage, in Rutherford GOP mayoral primary

RUTHERFORD – The contested Republican mayoral primary in Rutherford offers voters in the Bergen County borough an interesting choice.

Incumbent Mayor Joe DeSalvo, 47, an electrician by trade, a council member since 2009 and mayor since 2012, is facing off on June 2 for the GOP nomination against attorney Daphne Williams-Fox, 52. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)

BCRO Chairman Yudin backs incumbent, not candidate with literary lineage, in Rutherford GOP mayoral primary | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Christie: GOP candidates need early win to stay viable

Gov. Chris Christie told a group of New York City Republican donors that GOP hopefuls will need to win one of the first four primary states to remain viable next year, remarks that come as the large Republican field continues to grow. (Haddon/The Wall Street Journal)

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/05/26/christie-gop-candidates-need-early-win-to-stay-viable/

 

 

Christie’s moved on from bridge scandal, Wall St. hasn’t

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie says he’s “moving on” from the George Washington Bridge scandal. Not so fast, say bond investors. (Jordan/Asbury Park Press)

http://www.app.com/story/news/politics/new-jersey/chris-christie/2015/05/26/gwb-scandal-christie-investors/27971215/

 

 

New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Prompts C.D.C. Action

WASHINGTON — The story had the grim ring of familiarity. A man who had come from Liberia showed up at a hospital, complaining of fever and tiredness. He was examined and sent home. Several days later he was hospitalized again, in worse condition. In another few days he was dead. (Tavernise and Hartocollis/New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/us/new-jersey-lassa-fever-death-prompts-cdc-action.html?_r=0

 

 

Christie files appointments

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State’s Office. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Christie files appointments | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Recorder Newspapers back Cesaro and his team in Morris Freeholder race

Recorder Newspapers endorsed the slate of incumbent John Cesaro and his running mates Christine Myers and Angelo Tedesco in the Morris County Freeholder contest. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Recorder Newspapers back Cesaro and his team in Morris Freeholder race | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Assembly to take up Mazzeo’s AC bills on June 11th

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2) on Tuesday said the Assembly on June 11th will consider the five-bill legislative package he sponsored to assist Atlantic City and Atlantic County. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Assembly to take up Mazzeo’s AC bills on June 11th | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

RIP, James Segreto

PolitickerNJ extends condolences to the family of Paterson native James Segreto, longtime staple of Passaic County politics. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

RIP, James Segreto | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Jeb Bush – the first Cuban-American Prez?

For the first time ever, two politicians of Cuban descentTed Cruz and Marco Rubioare running for president, but it is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who has the backing of many major Cuban-American power brokers.

Read National Journal‘s cover story here. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

Jeb Bush – the first Cuban-American Prez? | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

 

 

Runner-up Santorum is running again

If the last several presidential cycles were an accurate predictor of the future, Rick Santorum would be the 2016 Republican nominee. (Itkowitz/The Washington Post)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/05/27/runner-up-rick-santorum-is-running-again/

 

 

Martin O’Malley readies his hat outside the ring

Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, has spent the last two weeks building momentum — and, presumably, a war chest — ahead of his anticipated announcement for a 2016 presidential bid. (The New York Times)

 

Morning News Digest: May 27th