Former Dem. House candidate backs Webber

A former 11th-district Democratic House candidate chose not to back his own party on Thursday and endorsed Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber over Mikie Sherrill for retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat. Mark Dunec, who lost to Frelinghuysen in 2014 by a landslide 25 points, announced he was backing  Webber on Monday, citing a change in his party’s platform broadly and on Israel specifically. “Over the last several years I have had

NJ Republicans react to Trump’s Russia statements

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen at 5:20 p.m. and with comment from Assemblyman Jay Webber at 8:50 p.m. A number of New Jersey Republicans joined in a chorus of Republican voices upset with President Donald Trump’s Monday statements that cast aspersions at the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. "President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any