Howarth and Addiego weren’t package deal, senator says

State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) said on Thursday that her former running mate, Assemblyman Joe Howarth (R-Evesham) was not angling to join the Democratic party along when she left the GOP last month. “Let's just clear the record here,” Addiego said. “He did not know until that afternoon, and it's my understanding that Greenwald had approached him — someone had approached Ryan Peters as well — and Joe told Greenwald

Addiego keeps Budget seat

State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) will keep her seat on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, according to a report in the Burlington County Times. Addiego announced last Monday that she was switching parties. It's not immediately clear if Senate President Steve Sweeney is adding an additional seat to the committee or just adjusting the partisan composition of the panel to reflect the new 26-14 Democratic majority.

The Week Addiego Flipped

Winner Losers STEVE SWEENEY & GEORGE NORCROSS STEVE FULOP Huge win for South Jersey Democrats who flipped Republican Dawn Addiego to increase Democratic Senate majority to 26-14.   The Jersey City mayor tells people Jim McGreevey was fired for misappropriations of funds, but that's debunked by ex-Governor's very public dinner with the U.S. Attorney. MIKIE SHERRILL JOE HOWARTH The freshman congresswoman named to chair a House Science & Technology Committee subcommittee.