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Ex-Jets player thinking about run for Congress

Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district, according to a source familiar with the potential candidacy. A group of Republican leaders approached the recently retired 34-year-old Chatham resident about seeking the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, and after a series of discussions, Mangold has agreed to think about it. Mangold could enter the race with
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Christie pardons campaign donor

Among the 26 pardons issued by Gov. Chris Christie late Friday evening was a contributor to his 2009 campaign for Governor and to his 2016 presidential campaign. John Pjeternikaj was convicted in 1982 on charges of unlawful sale of a weapon.  He was one of fifteen arrested after a 10-month undercover investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office that netted a cache of firearms, explosives and two silencers. He gave