What Lance race means for Tony Bucco

If Rep. Leonard Lance loses re-election in the fall, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. would immediately become a prime contender for the 7th district congressional seat in 2020.  If Kean were to win, his most likely successor in the State Senate is Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. Insiders say that the logical successor for the Minority Leader post is Assembly Republican Conference Leader Anthony M. Bucco.  Sources say that

Scutari has cover to back Malinowski

Democratic insiders say that Lisa Mandelblatt's endorsement of rival Tom Malinowski  gives State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) some cover to push the Union organization line away from Linda Weber if he wins the special election for county chairman later this month. There had been some pressure on Democrats to back a woman challenger to Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in the 7th district race, but there's more going on behind the

Rzeszowski takes sides in Dem primary

Lacey Rzeszowski, who nearly toppled incumbent Nancy Munoz in a State Assembly race last year, has endorsed Tom Malinowski for Congress in the 7th district Democratic primary. “What we need is a candidate who is tenacious, accomplished, nimble, and courageous.  That candidate is Tom Malinowski.  Tom has been in the trenches for the last 30 years, fighting for American ideals that are currently under attack from within our own government—ideals