Webber accuses Sherrill of lying in new ad

Assemblyman Jay Webber’s campaign on Tuesday accused Mikie Sherrill of lying in a campaign ad her campaign released the same day that attacked Webber’s record on women’s issues. “Mikie Sherrill is unhinged - showing her progressive-left, true self. Her attacks are filled with lies and distortions, straight out of the DC Democrat playbook,” said campaign spokesperson Ronica Cleary. “These attacks come as no surprise; making things up and trying to

Ethics committee dismisses 2 complaints against Schepisi

New Jersey’s Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards dismissed two complaints filed against Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi at the body’s Tuesday meeting. One complaint accused Schepisi of misusing public funds in a mailer the assemblywoman sends to new constituents in her district. The letter directs voters to her website, which, at the time of the complaint, featured large donation and volunteer buttons. The use of public funds is prohibited for campaign

Christie’s new book gets little buzz among GOP legislators

New Jersey’s Republican legislators aren’t exactly clamoring to get ahold of former Gov. Chris Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.” The book, which is billed as an inside look into the workings of President Donald Trump’s campaign, inner circle and mind, has yet to hit shelves and won’t until January, but legislators don’t seem to be awaiting its

Cunningham: ‘It’s a little early’ to decide on Fulop

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has lost a lot of allies in the three months that have passed since Amy DeGise became Hudson County Democratic chairwoman, and it’s unclear whether he can count on Sen. Sandra Cunningham’s support. “I think it's a little early to make that decision,” Cunningham said when asked if she’d back the once-rising star when push came to shove. Cunningham insisted that her statement wasn’t an

Mazzeo hasn’t ruled out county executive run

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo wouldn’t rule out a run to unseat longtime Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson in 2019. “I'm not looking at that right now,” Mazzeo said. “I'm looking at my Assembly job. Right now, I'm trying to do a lot of good things – shared service consolidation, I'm the chairman of state and local government, and I'm trying to get to the property tax relief that we always talk

Chaparro not ready to back Fulop in possible senate run

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro isn’t ready to back Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop should he run for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s seat if the latter runs for and wins the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. “You are way into the future,” Chaparro said. “A couple of days in politics is a lifetime, right? Not even a week. I'm not even in that mindset. Who knows how many people are going

Cardinale in good health following car accident

Sen. Gerald Cardinale is doing well following a car accident on Thursday, Assemblyman Bob Auth told the New Jersey Globe. “He's a good friend, he's a great guy, and the district would really lose a valuable asset if something bad had happened, thank god,” Auth said. “I'm knocking on wood right now.” At 84-years-old, Cardinale is the state’s eldest senator, and even relatively-minor injuries could spawn rumors about his health.