New Jerseys 20 Living ex-Congressmen

Rush Holt is 70 today, the 11th oldest of the nineteen living former Congressmen from New Jersey. The oldest is Cornelius Gallagher, who celebrated his 97th birthday last March.  The Bayonne Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1958, making him the only living New Jerseyan to have served in the House while Dwight Eisenhower was still president.  Gallagher lost his bid for an eighth term in the 1972 primary.

Ex-Dem House candidate endorses Hugin

Mark Dunec, who won 37% of the vote as the Democratic candidate for Congress against Rodney Frelinghuysen in 2014, has endorsed Republican Bob Hugin for United States Senate. This is the second endorsement of a Republican by Dunec: he's already supporting Jay Webber, a GOP Assemblyman who is seeking Frelinghuysen's open seat against Democrat Mikie Sherrill. “Bob Hugin is a refreshing antidote to the type of hyper-partisan, career politicians we

Finding rhythm, Sherrill renews attacks over SALT cap

Former federal prosecutor Mikie Sherrill is finding a rhythm in her attacks on Assemblyman Jay Webber over the latter's support of the Republican tax plan passed last year. On Friday, she seized on congressional Republicans' intent to make the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions included in the tax plan permanent. “Once again, Washington Republicans are seeking to punish New Jersey taxpayers and to make the cap on