CD3 race puts Burlington freeholder seats in play

Burlington County’s Democratic freeholders may get a sizeable boost from voters turning out for House Candidate Andy Kim on election day. A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday that found Kim and Rep. Tom MacArthur locked in a tight race also found lopsided support for Kim in the third congressional district’s westerly county, with voters there backing Kim by a 17-point margin (46% to 29%). “I think what we're seeing is

NJPBA backs MacArthur

New Jersey’s police union is backing Rep. Tom MacArthur over his Democratic challenger, Andy Kim. “Tom is a leader on issues that matter to us and our families. As co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force he is in constant communication with local law enforcement officers, rolling up his sleeves to help get us the resources we need,” said state PBA president Patrick Colligan. “Tom brought people together and pushed

NFIB likely to endorse Webber

Assemblyman Jay Webber will hold a press conference tomorrow with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, likely meaning he has secured the endorsement of the small-business interest group. The NFIB represents roughly 9,300 small business members in the state and boasts a Super PAC to back its chosen candidates. Since 2002, the PAC has spent given roughly $700,000 each election cycle to Republican candidates. The PAC also spends a considerable

Gottheimer absent from letter seeking NJ ICE spokesman’s removal

Six members of New Jersey's House delegation on Tuesday sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Ronald Vitiello seeking the removal of New Jersey ICE Spokesman Emilio Karim Dabul. The only member of New Jersey's House delegation not signed onto the letter was Rep. Josh Gottheimer. The Star Ledger first reported that Dabul previously wrote for ACT for America, which is classified as a hate group by

Dem, Rep state leadership trade jabs on Human Rights Watch staffer

Editor's Note: This article formerly referred to Garlasco as Malinowski's subordinate. He was not. Garlasco worked out of the organization's New York office as a senior adviser, while Malinowski worked out of Washington. State Democratic leadership is pushing back against attacks leveled at Democratic House candidate Tom Malinowski by Republican state chair Doug Steinhardt. On Tuesday, Steinhardt took aim at Malinowski over a Human Rights Watch employee the latter had

Steinhardt jabs Murphy with fiscal panel findings

New Jersey Republicans are seizing on the findings released by a bipartisan fiscal panel last week that recommended cost-cutting changes to public pensions and school districts, including merging some of the latter, to attack their colleagues across the aisle. Senate President Steve Sweeney has so far backed the panel’s findings, though he did so with a degree of reluctance. And despite some hiccups that saw the Gov. Phil Murphy’s office

Union leaders, DiVincenzo spar over salary hike caps

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo is headed for a fight with the state’s public unions. On Tuesday, New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly pushed back on a call to cap extend the 2% cap on salary hikes for police and fire employees. "It is disturbing to see that just a few short months after the lapse