Fiocchi, Testa trade jabs early into primary

With filing day still more than a month away, Republican state Senate candidates Sam Fiocchi and Mike Testa are at each other’s throats. Fiocchi threw the first stone, saying Testa, who is Cumberland County Republican chairman, was being a hypocrite when he called out State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak for voting in favor of a bill that would allow the state to tax property owners responsible for storm runoff because State

Andrzejczak: Van Drew and I align on policy

State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) said he and Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) align closely on policy issues, even if there are minor differences between the stances the two hold. “I think I would come in on the left to some issues, socially, and I think right on other issues,” Andrzejczak said. “We do align very closely.” The state senator did not list any examples off hand, but recounted how

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

Brown backs Testa

State Sen. Chris Brown endorsed Cumberland County GOP Chairman Mike Testa’s state Senate campaign on Wednesday. "The Mike Testa I know is a caring dad, loving husband, and an active member of his community,” Brown said. “Whether he is serving as a positive role model for Big Brothers and Big Sisters or rolling his sleeves up to plant flowers to beautify Vineland’s downtown, Mike has one priority - making life better for families and retirees

Fiocchi attacks Murphy as a campaign line

Republican State Senate candidate Sam Fiocchi is making Gov. Phil Murphy a target for his campaign, claiming the governor ignores South Jersey because of a lack of leadership in the first legislative district. “We know at least $1.2 million was removed from the Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs in the state budget … It doesn’t matter how the legislators from LD1 voted on the budget, what matters is they didn’t