Bucco: Contentious Morris GOP chairman race not an issue

An increasingly caustic race for the chairmanship of the Morris County Republican Organization isn’t worrying state Sen. Anthony Bucco. “I don't think it's a newsworthy story at this time,” Bucco said. “You have two people – we've had that in the past where we had more than one person – looking to become chairman of the committee. It's worked out, and I'm sure it'll work out again.” Morris County Republican

Kean, GOP leaders tell Menendez to resign

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), who ran against Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate twelve years ago, says the Democrat should resign his seat after the Ethics Committee issued a severe admonishment yesterday. "On a bi-partisan basis, members of both parties agree that Bob Menendez is corrupt,” Kean said.  “The people of New Jersey deserve a level of representation that is far superior to what they are receiving from

What Lance race means for Tony Bucco

If Rep. Leonard Lance loses re-election in the fall, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. would immediately become a prime contender for the 7th district congressional seat in 2020.  If Kean were to win, his most likely successor in the State Senate is Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. Insiders say that the logical successor for the Minority Leader post is Assembly Republican Conference Leader Anthony M. Bucco.  Sources say that