Gottheimer fundraising off dubious McCann poll

Rep. Josh Gottheimer is fundraising off of a somewhat dubious internal poll commissioned by his opponent, John McCann, that shows the latter leading 39% to 36%. Gottheimer, ready for unscrupulous reporting that takes the internal memo at face value, embraced the apparently unfavorable results and issued a fundraising call on his campaign’s Facebook page and pushed out fundraising emails on his campaign mailing list. “A new poll has us trailing

NJ Republicans react to Trump’s Russia statements

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen at 5:20 p.m. and with comment from Assemblyman Jay Webber at 8:50 p.m. A number of New Jersey Republicans joined in a chorus of Republican voices upset with President Donald Trump’s Monday statements that cast aspersions at the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. "President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any

McCann bashes Saudino for Gottheimer endorsement

Republican John McCann says he’s unhappy that his friend and boss, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino, has endorsed his opponent, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff). “Unfortunately, he is doing what he has to do to survive, placing partisan politics above friendship,” said McCann.  “Eight other New Jersey sheriffs have endorsed me and have recognized these four points. Saudino was originally elected as a Republican in 2010 in a campaign McCann helped

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