Codey is a veteran of Democratic primaries

Dick Codey is accustomed to winning contested Democratic primaries.  For the former governor, the Roseland War is part of his political wheelhouse. Back in 1973, the 26-year-old county committeeman from Orange was the top vote-getter in a State Assembly primary.  He outpolled his running mate, an incumbent Assemblyman, and beat three other Democrats, including the son of popular Democratic congressman Joe Minish. Four years later, amidst the backdrop of a

The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, popular, and incredibly ambitious. Jump ahead thirty years, and sadly for him, the only thing