Star-Ledger endorses Gottheimer

The Star-Ledger has endorsed Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) for re-election in New Jersey’s 5th district. “Even Congress has a silver lining, and that is Josh Gottheimer,” the editorial board wrote. “He's the smart, upbeat centrist who replaced Scott Garrett, the dour ideologue who clung to this seat for more than a decade.” The newspaper also doesn’t care for the Republican nominee, former Cresskill councilman John McCann, who is “staking his

Lieberman, No Labels endorse Gottheimer

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and No Labels, one of the organization’s co-chairs, endorsed Rep. Josh Gottheimer on Tuesday. “To me, he's the model of what an elected official member of congress should be now, which is that he does what he thinks is right and he knows that to get something done you need to work with people in the other party,” Lieberman said. “And he does.” The goals

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.