PolitickerNJ News Digest: Nov. 4th

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

Good morning on this day after Election Day, where Democrats came out on top, including a big win in one closely watched Assembly race, pulled off an upset in a second and held onto a hotly contested seat in a third. For a quick summary of all the state’s results, check here, or scroll down to peruse our extensive coverage of state politics.

Prieto Says Election Is About Securing ‘Veto-Proof Majority’ in Assembly

At an event sponsored by the Bergen County PBA, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto spoke about his vision for the future of the New Jersey Assembly. Prieto’s goal is to increase the Democratic majority in the assembly, making the branch of the legislature ‘veto-proof.”
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

LD11 Shocker: Democratic Victory in Monmouth County

Democrats appear to have won two seats in LD11, according to Monmouth County Democratic sources.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Unofficial Results in LD2 Show Incumbents Winning

Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Chris Brown appears to have held on in the fiercely contested LD2,
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Democrats win in LD1

Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and his running mate Bruce Land have won the closely fought battle in LD1.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Stellato: LD38 Win Sets Stage for Future in District

Legislative District 38 was originally considered to be one of the most competitive in the state. While both incumbents were Democrats, it was thought that Republicans would have a fighting chance in winning seats on the N.J. Assembly in the district.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Bergen Democrats Sweep

The Bergen County Democratic incumbents swept to victory in the north county stronghold tonight.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Fulop’s Jersey City Question Passes

Unofficially, the Jersey City Public Question appears to have passed 53-47%, according to the Hudson County Clerk.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Belgard Loses in BurlCo

Burlington County Republican Chairman Bill Layton notched a big win in his home county tonight, mopping the two Democratic incumbents off the freeholder board.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Currie’s Freeholders Win in Passaic County

Unofficially, Democrats held onto to win three freeholder seats in Passaic County tonight.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

In Marlboro, Mayor Hornik Wins

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Jon Hornik of Marlboro and his slate won big tonight.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Lesniak’s Slate Wins Three Board of Ed Seats

In Elizabeth, the three candidates backed by state Senator Ray Lesniak and Mayor Chris Bollwage won the Board of Education races and turned control of the board over tot he allies of City Hall.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Paramus Dems Win

The Paramus Democrats defeated the Paramus Republicans tonight, according to unofficial results.
Democrats Pat Verile and Holly Tedesco-Santos beat Republicans Donna Warburton and Richard L. Lambert.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Among Democrats, Mixed Opinions on Handling of Missing Ballots

Following a last-minute upset this morning when provisional ballots were not delivered to polling places in time to accommodate voters who appeared in person after registering to vote by mail, opinion is mixed among Democrats as to whether the mistake will alter candidates’ chances in the second district.
JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

Fulop Rushes to Currie’s Aid in Paterson

As part of an effort to boost Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop this late afternoon on Election Day sent GOTV troops to Paterson, heart of the Democratic Party stronghold in Passaic County.
Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Local Police Make 11th Hour Push For Bergen Dems

After an event that drew the likes of Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, gubernatorial hopeful Phil Murphy and state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36), members of the Bergen PBA descended on the streets of Bergen County to make a final plea to voters to get out there and vote for Democrats.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Davis on Missing Provisional Ballots: “We Are Pleased”

Atlantic County Republican Chairman Keith Davis said this afternoon that the county’s missing provisional ballots are still at large. Democratic candidates Vince Mazzeo (D-2) and Colin Bell were visibly rattled when PolitickerNJ went to their campaign headquarters earlier on election day.
JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more

Post CNBC: Cruz’s Improving Iowa Prospects, and Christie’s Latest Message

After reviewing the post-CNBC GOP presidential debate polls, I firmly believe that there is an increasing likelihood that Ted Cruz will win the Iowa caucuses. He will do this by wooing the Evangelical vote away from Ben Carson.
Alan Steinberg, PolitickerNJ Read more

Wefer Claims Electioneering Took Place at Ward 4 Polling Location

Ward 4 candidate Dana Wefer claims that inappropriate electioneering took place Tuesday morning at the 220 Adams Street polling location.
Alyana Alfaro, PolitickerNJ Read more

Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 36 years

Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday’s elections, wresting at least three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home.
Brent Johnson, NJ.com Read more

N.J. election 2015: Results of Assembly, local, county, school races

Want to know who won in your town or district? Here are the links to the results.
Robert Sciarrino, NJ.com Read more

Who raised the big bucks in the N.J. Assembly races

Outside money flowed into New Jersey Assembly races at a record rate leading up to Tuesday’s election.
Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

N.J. police union: Christie playing politics with appreciation day

Gov. Chris Christie thought setting a side a day to honor police officers would be appreciated.
Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more

Man Christie told to ‘sit down and shut up’ nabbed celebrity endorsement

Gov. Chris Christie may not be a fan of James Keady — but the guitarist for an iconic rock band is.
Brent Johnson, NJ.com Read more

Christie, Fiorina and Kasich won’t sign GOP debate complaint

A spokeswoman for Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign confirms the governor will not be signing on to a letter seeking to wrest greater control of the Republican primary debates format from the TV networks hosting them.
Claude Brodesser-Akner, NJ.com Read more

Election Day dispatches: Assembly, local and school races draw North Jersey voters

A look at election day happenings in northern New Jersey.
Staff Reports, The Record Read more

Little Silver OKs booze

In a close contest, voters here have decided they want alcohol to be served in the borough.
Dan Radel, Asbury Park Press Read more

DiCarlo reelected in nasty W. Deptford race

West Deptford’s Democratic Mayor Denice DiCarlo was reelected to her seat on township committee, maintaining her party’s control of the Gloucester County town, according to unofficial election results Tuesday night.
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