Van Drew to deliver Stockton Commencement speech

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) will deliver the commencement speech for Stockton University’s class of 2019 in May, the university announced Friday. “We are honored that Congressman Van Drew has agreed to be our Commencement speaker this year,” Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said. “He has a long history of public service to New Jersey and his constituents. We look forward to him sharing his insights with our graduating students.” Van Drew

Booker plans 6 weekend events in New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker will hold six campaign events over three days in New Hampshire this weekend. It will be his first visit to the state since he formally announced his campaign for president. On Saturday, Booker will hold two events, a “conversation with Cory” in Portsmouth and a house party at the office of former New Hampshire State Senate Chris Meier. On Sunday, Booker will hold a meet and greet,

Sherrill, Menendez tout budget deal

Rep. Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday touted funding secured for the Gateway Tunnel as part of a bipartisan budget deal as a victory for the state. “This is another major victory that keeps the Gateway Project on the right track. Despite efforts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to derail Gateway and slash funding for Amtrak, our delegation was able to secure the same funding levels

Bateman won’t rule out run governor

State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Neshanic Station) is intrigued by the prospect of a 2021 gubernatorial run, but he indicated he would defer to former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Hillsborough), who has already announced his intentions to challenge Gov. Phil Murphy in 2021. “I think my friend Jack's going to run from Somerset County. I'd be interested, but it's a big commitment — not only time, but financially — and I think

Bateman will run for re-election

State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Neshanic Station) intends to run for reelection in 2021, the four-term Senator told the New Jersey Globe Thursday. “Absolutely, I plan on running for reelection,” Bateman said. “Obviously, we have to see what the new district looks like, but I still have work to accomplish in the senate. So, I'm definitely going to run for reelection.” Batemen serves in one of only two districts in New

Chaparro seeks third term

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro (D-Hoboken) will run for reelection, she told the New Jersey Globe Thursday. “Absolutely,” she said when asked if she had decided to seek a third term in the Assembly. “I am with Sen. [Brian] Stack, and I am going to run.” The district, which covers portions of deeply-blue Hudson County, is safely Democratic, and Chaparro and her running mate Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Jersey City) will be able