Malinowski says Lance running “fear and smear” campaign

Tom Malinowski took his campaign to unseat Republican Rep. Leonard Lance to Summit early this morning, holding a roundtable with a group of teachers to discuss education issues. ”We have good schools because we invest in teachers,” Malinowski said.  “It’s expensive, but it’s better than the alternative.” Malinowski said New Jersey faces a deliberate effort to punish New Jersey for choices the state has made. The former Assistant U.S. Secretary

CLF airs ads in CD3, CD7

The Congressional Leadership Fund released new ads in the third and seventh congressional districts today. In the seventh, a district that the super PAC been airing ads in since August, CLF’s new ad largely mirrors a previous ad the group put out that claimed former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski argued for the rights of terrorists. In addition to those claims, the new ad claims that Malinowski “criticized America

Sherrill, Malinowski rail against blocked SALT cap workaround

Democratic House candidates Mikie Sherrill and Tom Malinowski railed against the Trump administration's rule blocking workarounds to the cap imposed on State and Local Tax Deductions by the Republican tax plan that was passed late last year. “At every turn, politicians in Washington find new ways to crush New Jersey residents. Our communities paid for this tax hike bill, and the decision to block deductions and sensible proposals to help

Rep House Leadership PAC attacks Malinowski over HRW tenure

A Super PAC backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan launched ads against Tom Malinowski on Thursday, claiming the former Washington director of Human Rights Watch is a Washington insider who lobbied for terrorists rights, among other things. While the charge of being a Washington insider appears to be spot on – Malinowski worked for HRW for more than a decade, served on the National Security Council and was an Assistant

Dem, Rep state leadership trade jabs on Human Rights Watch staffer

Editor's Note: This article formerly referred to Garlasco as Malinowski's subordinate. He was not. Garlasco worked out of the organization's New York office as a senior adviser, while Malinowski worked out of Washington. State Democratic leadership is pushing back against attacks leveled at Democratic House candidate Tom Malinowski by Republican state chair Doug Steinhardt. On Tuesday, Steinhardt took aim at Malinowski over a Human Rights Watch employee the latter had

Malinowski launches attack ad

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from the Lance campaign at 1:04 p.m. Tom Malinowski’s gone negative. The former assistant secretary of state on Tuesday launched his second television ad of the cycle, but unlike the first one, this ad attacks Lance, painting him as a greedy politician. “These aren’t typical times, so we can’t afford typical politicians like Leonard lance,” the ad’s narrator says. “Lance gave himself

Pallone fundraising for all NJ Democratic House challengers

Unlike a number of his Republican colleagues in the state, Rep. Frank Pallone isn’t facing much of a challenge for his seat this year, so he’s turned his attention to helping the state’s Democratic House hopefuls. “I've been trying to help all of them because I think they all can win, and I think that every one of them has a good chance of defeating the Republican,” Pallone said, referring