PolitickerNJ News Digest: Sept. 8th

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It’s the start of the school year in New Jersey, what better time to get schooled on the intricacies of local politics?

Cory Booker Convenes Emergency ‘Summit’ for Jews Upset Over Iran Vote
PolitickerNJ’s sister site, Observer.com, is reporting that Sen. Cory Booker will be hosting a pair of meetings designed to shore up support in the Jewish community in the wake of his controversial decision to support the president’s Iran deal.
PolitickerNJ Staff, Politickernj Read more

Labor Day Campaign Kickoff: Bergen Candidates Campaign in Rutherford
To celebrate Labor Day—widely considered the unofficial start of campaign season—candidates and elected officials from all over Bergen County were out in full force at Rutherford’s annual Labor Day Street Fair. The candidates walked down the crowded rows of vendor booths on Park Avenue to preach their missions and their goals for the future of the county.
Alyana Alfaro, Politickernj Read more

Workers and Officials March Through Streets of Trenton, Putting Spotlight on Labor Issues
From city hall to the State House, workers marched through the streets of Trenton putting a spotlight on labor issues.
Briana Vannozzi, NJTV News Read more

Christie Defends FedEx Comment While Campaigning in New Hampshire
The Star-Ledger calls it a nutty idea.
The Bergen Record, an outlandish proposal.
“Now I used the example of Federal Express. Now no one other than the ridiculous liberal press in this country believes that what I meant was that we’re gonna put people in a box and track them like FedEx,” said Gov. Chris Christie.
Michael Aron, NJTV News Read more

Building service workers rally on Jersey City waterfront for ‘good jobs’
Chanting “32BJ,” members of the building service workers union based in New York City rallied on the Jersey City waterfront at Exchange Place on Friday in favor of “good jobs” and work contracts.
Ken Thorbourne, The Jersey Journal Read more

Poll: Who’ll be first to drop out of the GOP 2016 race?
The Republican presidential field for 2016 is a record 17 strong this summer, with an unlikely frontrunner (Donald Trump), acrimonious talk among candidates (Gov. Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul; Jeb Bush vs. Trump), and others either fading badly (Paul) or struggling to get noticed in the crowd (Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Bobby Jindal).
Claude Brodesser-Akner, NJ.com Read more

Bergen County GOP seeks state Supreme Court hearing on Saddle River election controversy
The Bergen County Republican Organization has petitioned the state Supreme Court to remove Councilman Eric Jensen from office and declare his seat vacant.
Marina Villeneuve, The Record Read more

Icahn for Treasury? Trump thinks so
As if Chris Christie and Donald Trump weren’t enough, add Carl Icahn to the list of Atlantic City connections to the presidential election.
Christian Hetrick, The Press of Atlantic City Read more

PolitickerNJ News Digest: Sept. 8th