Sherrill gets Longworth office

Rep.-elect Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) will spend the next two years in the Longworth House Office Building, in Room 1208. The New Jersey Democrat will take the office being vacated by Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), who lost his bid for a third term on November 6.  Poliquin spent his first term in 426 Cannon, which is where Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) is headed. Sherrill had #49 out of 101 in

Webber accuses Sherrill of hypocrisy

Assemblyman Jay Webber’s campaign is taking aim at Mikie Sherrill over what they say is hypocrisy on guns and the effect of the Republican tax plan passed by Congress last year. “Today we want to bring specific attention to two specific major Mikie hypocrisies. First, she claims to be a leader for gun control, but her second biggest contributor is the go-to law firm for the NRA,” Webber campaign spokesperson Ronica Cleary

Grassroots group backs Sherrill

Action Together NJ has endorsed Mikie Sherrill for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.  The grassroots organization has 750,000 members nationwide. “As the 2018 midterms approach we want to see New Jersey represented in Congress by leaders who share our values and our vision for this state,” says Uyen Khuong, executive director of Action Together NJ. “We believe that Mikie Sherrill is that leader for the

Sherrill has $1.6 million cash on hand

Democratic congressional candidate Mike Sherrill  raised $1,116,608 in the first quarter of 2018, had $1,663,180 cash  on hand, and has raised $2,356,778 since become a congressional candidate last May. A former navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, Sherrill is seeking to flip New Jersey's 11th district, where Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is retiring.  The GOP has held this seat for 34 years. “The momentum around our campaign continues to grow.

NJEA foe backing Sherrill

One of the donors to Mikie Sherrill’s campaign for Congress is Christopher Cerf, who served as Gov. Chris Christie’s Commissioner of Education and as his hand-picked Newark Superintendent of Schools. In a normal environment, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) would be a little pissed off.  The state’s largest teachers union was at war with Christie and with Cerf.  Less than two years ago, the NJEA challenged Cerf’s challenge of

What if GOP ran a Muslim for Congress?

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has positioned himself as one of the most powerful people in the race to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in Congress.  His alliance with Passaic County’s Peter Murphy means that the road to the Republican nomination runs through the two counties.  That means in lineless Morris, where the field of prospective congressional candidates seems to be growing, the support of the Barlas/Murphy block could be critical. Some insiders