History on presidential candidates and running for two offices

Some history to go along with the new law that allows Cory Booker to run for president or vice president in 2020 while simultaneously seeking re-election to the United States Senate. No major party presidential nominee has ever run for two offices simultaneously. Franklin Roosevelt, Alfred Landon, and Adlai Stevenson declined to seek re-election as governor of their respective states when they ran for president. Bob Dole, whose Senate seat

Sherrill bill aims to curb irresponsible decorating

Legislation introduced today by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) would make it tougher for cabinet officials to redecorate their offices at public expense. Sherrill says her “Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act” would reduce wasteful spending and increase transparency on renovation and decorating expenses in federal agencies. Several members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have resigned amidst controversies over spending to renovate their offices. “New Jersey sends more money to

Auth: Republicans seek self-funder to take on Gottheimer

National Republicans are looking to find a self-funder to take on Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) in 2020, Assemblyman Bob Auth (R-Old Tappan) told the New Jersey Globe. “I've heard the national committee is saying they want to try to find somebody that's a self-funder,” Auth said about possible Republican challengers to the two-term congressman. “Probably, somebody with a lot of money would be helpful.” Gottheimer is a prolific fundraiser. He

Van Drew-Trump handshake good for NJ, Andrzejczak says

State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) thinks Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s (D-Dennis) State of the Union handshake with President Donald Trump will benefit the state and Van Drew’s congressional district down the line. “It shows his willingness to reach across the aisle and work with the president,” Andrzejczak said. “I'm not saying that everybody has to agree with him on every little issue, but to be able to show a willingness