Palatucci e-mail reveals call for self-examination

Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci told state GOP leaders that "there is no hiding the fact that the results in November were disappointing for many local and county organizations." Palatucci wants the state Republican leadership to begin a self-examination of party efforts.  He wants to focus on messaging, demographics, campaign mechanics, third party groups/coalitions, and fundraising.  He says 2019 Assembly candidates should be involved in the process. "The new Vote

Special Edition: June 2018 Primary Election

  Special Edition: June 2018 Primary Election The Year of the Ground Game (Editor's Note: Most names are listed in alphabetical order.  For the most part, candidates who won an election are not listed as winners and those who were unsuccessful are not among the losers -- that kind of list would demonstrate a severe lack of creativity.  Instead, this list is about those who benefit or suffer because of

Myers meeting with NRCC today

Christine Myers, who joined the Trump administration two months ago as the Regional Advocate for the Small Business Administration, is meeting with a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) official today to discuss her potential candidacy for Congress in New Jersey's 11th district. Myers' office in New York said only that she would be out of the office for the day and available only by e-mail. Following Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's retirement

Six things about Jay Webber

Six things to know about Jay Webber, who announced today that he would seek the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 11th district: 1. Webber grew up in Passaic County, played baseball at Johns Hopkins.  He was a Rhodes Scholar semi-finalist before going to Harvard Law, where he met his wife. 2. He worked on Rep. Bill Martini’s congressional staff and clerked for state Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero. 

What if GOP ran a Muslim for Congress?

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has positioned himself as one of the most powerful people in the race to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in Congress.  His alliance with Passaic County’s Peter Murphy means that the road to the Republican nomination runs through the two counties.  That means in lineless Morris, where the field of prospective congressional candidates seems to be growing, the support of the Barlas/Murphy block could be critical. Some insiders