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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
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Russo, Wisniewski casting final votes

Two of the most senior members of the New Jersey State Assembly will cast their final votes today, on 146 bills, more or less. David Russo (R-Bergen) and John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), did not seek re-election. The Dean of the Assembly, Russo was first elected in 1989 after defeating incumbent Walter Kern in the Republican primary.   A few weeks after winning a sixth term, Kern, an attorney, was disbarred for taking
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For GOP, small Bergen town is a must-win in ’18

Rochelle Park is a small Bergen County municipality that is another illustration of the changing landscape of New Jersey politics: a swing-town with slightly more Republicans than Democrats.  Democrats won there in 2017.  It’s a good example of the kind of town Republicans can’t lose if they expect any sort of future electoral success. It’s one of the New Jersey towns where Donald Trump outperformed other GOP candidates.  Donald Trump
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Democrats eyeing four NJ House seats

The path to a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives runs straight through New Jersey, where as many as four Republican House seats are potentially up for grabs in the 2018 mid-term election. Democrats are the early favorites to pick up the second district seat in South Jersey, where Republican Frank LoBiondo is retiring after twelve terms. The front-runner is State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, a slightly right-of-center