Fitzherbert out of 2nd district race

It's not really a surprise Brian Fitzherbert has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 2nd district, since he will not be on the ballot in the June primary.   But he made it official this morning. The 29-year-old first-time candidate won the organization line in Gloucester County, but didn't file enough signatures on his petitions to withstand a challenge from one of his primary

State moves forward on election security plans

Two members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s cabinet are combining their resources to enhance public confidence in New Jersey’s election security plans. Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Jared Maples say they are increasing deterrence, detection, and response resources and making relevant upgrades to the State’s election systems.  The New Jersey Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) has been upgraded and modernized, and

Murphy’s Week 4 Grade

Today is Phil Murphy’s 27th day in office and the end of his fourth week.  He continues to work his base, like an executive order supporting net neutrality -- which gave him a chance to take a shot at Donald Trump -- and seeking an examination of racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing.  He congratulated the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles -- clearly a tough move for a lifelong New