Pallone: NJ freshmen not likely to replace Lance on committee

Rep. Frank Pallone, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said it’s unlikely one of New Jersey’s four first-term congresspeople will replace Rep. Leonard Lance on the committee. “Generally speaking, it's going to be hard for anybody who's a new member to be on Energy and Commerce or any of the exclusive committees because there're so many people who are already there who want to be on it,”

Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House

Pallone wins

Rep. Frank Pallone won an 11th term in Congress with 121,502 votes. The congressman will beat out Republican Rich Pezzullo, who scored 72,337 votes. Pezullo conceded the race, marking a ninth campaign loss for the candidate. "I congratulate the Congressman on his victory, and I urge him to work in the best interests of the people of New Jersey,” Pezzullo said. "I want to thank everyone who worked for me:

In closing days, Democrats focus on Trump

With the election in a scant two days, Democrats are trying to make the contest all about President Donald Trump. At a rally of Middlesex County Democrats that featured speeches by Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Frank Pallone, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Bob Menendez, the need for Democrats to win races that would guarantee a check on Republicans’ control of the country.