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

Winners & Losers: The Week of the Human Fundraising Machine

  Winner Losers JOSH GOTTHEIMER ANN GROSSI The freshman Democratic congressman is a human fundraising machine, raising $732,305 in the first three months of the year and has $3,257,826 cash-on-hand. The Morris County Clerk looks less than "over-qualified" when a Superior Court Judge rules that she doesn't understand how to run an election. PHIL MURPHY JONATHAN CASTANEDA The Governor has New Jersey's back and fights back against GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's bid

Steinhardt calls out Murphy on PSE&G

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt wants to know if legislation to keep a Salem County nuclear plant open will benefit Gov. Phil Murphy personally. Steinhardt says that Goldman Sachs is a major investor in PSE&G, which stands to gain up to $3 billion in state subsidies if the measure is passed, and that Murphy still has stock in his former company. "Before Governor Murphy signs a $3 billion tax-hike on

Steinhardt blasts Menendez on friend’s sentencing

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that the prison sentence imposed of Dr. Salomon Melgen is an example of Bob Menendez's "record of embarrassing New Jersey." Melgen was sentenced to seventeen years in prison and a $42.6 million in restitution for Medicare fraud. " The stark realities of Melgen's punishment amplify the sordid details of Melgen and Menendez's relationship, which involved Menendez's acceptance of expensive vacations, lavish gifts and private

GOP calls for investigation of payments to Gill

Republican State Chairman Douglas Steinhardt says the state should investigate whether side-payments made to top campaign staffers for Gov. Phil Murphy violated New Jersey campaign finance laws. Brendan Gill, who was Murphy’s campaign manager, received an additional $61,400 from the Democratic Governors Association during the 2017 general election, according to year-end reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service.  The campaign finance director, Joseph Kelley, made $55,400 in direct payments from