Some Democratic Governor’s Association trivia

The last New Jerseyan to head the Democratic Governor’s Association was Brendan Byrne in 1980. Democrats won six and lost seven. Incumbents Bill Clinton (Arkansas), Joseph Teasdale (Missouri) and Arthur Link (North Dakota) lost re-election bids.  Two other Democratic governors lost their primaries: Thomas Judge (Montana) and Dixy Lee Ray (Washington).  Democrats held Montana and lost Washington in the general. Byrne was also the last Democratic governor of New Jersey

Malinowski and the residency thing

The contest for the Union County organization line in New Jersey’s 7th district is close, with municipal chairs almost evenly split between Tom Malinowski and Linda Weber.  That’s probably the reason for a last-minute attack on Malinowski’s residency. Attacks on residency is a bi-partisan issue in New Jersey. * Mikie Sherrill lives in the part of Montclair that is in Donald Payne’s district, but she’s running for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat

Webber bashes Ghee for following Obama, Clintons on Twitter

Jay Webber’s campaign for Congress says that GOP rival Antony Ghee has “revealed his true liberal political leanings by way of his Twitter page, saying that Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were the only political figures Ghee followed on Twitter until they made an issue of it. “24 hours of getting called out and exposed for his Obama and Clintons allegiances, Mr. Ghee suddenly started following a few

Wave year elections in New Jersey

Two modern era wave elections happened so long ago that a comparison to New Jersey in 2018 is apples and oranges.  But both are examples of highly-charged mid-term elections that allowed Democrats in the wake of the Watergate scandal to pick up 49 House seats in 1974, and Republicans to gain 54 seats in the Republican Revolution that became a national referendum on President Clinton’s health care reform. Republicans picked

Montclair councilman considering House bid

William Hurlock, a two-term councilman from Montclair, is giving strong consideration to a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. His potential candidacy will create some interest, since he’s been able to win local elections in Montclair, one of the most Democratic suburban towns in the state.  Hurlock defeated incumbent Rich Murnick by a 57%-43% margin in 2012 and ran unopposed for re-election in 2016.