Ex-Morristown official backs Cobert for Congress

Former Morristown councilman Dick Tighe has endorsed Mitchell Cobert for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. “I have known Mitchell for over 30 years and worked closely with him on numerous elections, not just my own where he served as my treasurer, but several Mayoral and Council campaigns,” said Tighe.  “In his professional life he has represented many susceptible individuals who could have lost everything to

Platt says a Trump conservative can’t win

A pro-Trump, hard-right conservative can’t win Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat in Congress, says a potential Republican candidate for the 11th district House seat. Former Harding Mayor Nicolas Platt says that he is interested in joining the race to replace Frelinghuysen.  He says he’s convinced that if Republicans nominate a candidate who follows the Trump playbook, the seat will be a Democratic pickup. “The conservative wing of the Republican party continues to

Very late to the game, Sherrill weighs in on Mendham flap

Mikie Sherrill made a tactical mistake on Monday by having no comment on the story of the Deputy Mayor of Mendham's unfortunate Facebook posts that compared immigrants to raccoons.  Her absence from the debate on the issue was noticeable, especially after her opponent in the 11th district Democratic congressional primary, Tamara Harris, and Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson, made strong pitches for Rick Blood's resignation.  Privately, there were several

Harris says Mendham official should resign

If Tamara Harris has her way, Rick Blood will be out of a job. The Democratic congressional candidate says that Blood should resign as Deputy Mayor of Mendham Township for comment he made on Facebook yesterday regarding illegal immigrants.  Blood has removed the post and apologized today for his comments. “Deputy Mayor Blood’s comments were deplorable and prove that he is not fit to hold public office at any level,”

Harris slams Trump on stock market

Democratic congressional candidate Tamara Harris says that the record stock market declines under President Trump hurt New Jersey families and retirees. “Today’s sell-off brings the record losses for American investors, retirees and workers into a second straight week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the leading indicator of stock performance on the New York Stock Exchange, has lost more than four percent of its value in that short period of time,"

What if GOP ran a Muslim for Congress?

Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas has positioned himself as one of the most powerful people in the race to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in Congress.  His alliance with Passaic County’s Peter Murphy means that the road to the Republican nomination runs through the two counties.  That means in lineless Morris, where the field of prospective congressional candidates seems to be growing, the support of the Barlas/Murphy block could be critical. Some insiders

Harris seeks open House primary

Democrat Tamara Harris says that Mike Sherrill and other candidates should compete in an open primary for Congress New Jersey’s 11th district. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen announced today that he would not seek re-election to a thirteenth term, creating an open seat race in a primary for the first time since 1962. “This retirement is not surprising and is further validation that force-ripening the primary process in this race is not