No surprises in Democratic 11th district congressional debate

LIVINGSTON - The Democratic candidates for the nomination to replace retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen debate on Wednesday night, giving lesser-known candidates some valuable exposure heading into the June 5 primary. Social worker Tamara Harris used the opportunity to take repeated thinly-veiled shots at front-runner Mikie Sherrill, who has the party’s backing, and to position herself as the race’s progressive candidate, while Sherrill repeatedly drew on her experience and skill as

Harris puts $100k behind new TV ad

Tamara Harris put another $150,000 into her bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 11th district and is spending about $100,000 on a new TV ad that touts her achievements and her opposition to President Donald Trump. "I'm a real Democrat, upset about how money has polluted politics," Harris says to the camera.  "We can dump Trump, his tweets, and drain his swamp." Harris has already put

MacArthur camp: emails prove Kim lying about NJTV spot

Citing emails, Rep. Tom MacArthur’s campaign on Wednesday challenged rival Andy Kim’s claim that appearances the two will make on an NJTV program next week were always meant to be independent of one another. MacArthur’s campaign cited two emails from NJTV, sent on Feb. 13 and May 16. The former email said Kim had agreed to do a segment with MacArthur and was aiming to get it taped on March

Social Workers PAC endorses Harris

Democratic congressional candidate Tamara Harris has been endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers-Political Action for Candidate Election. “We believe Tamara Harris best represents the values of the social work profession,” said Mary Jane Lundgren, Chair of NASW-PACE. “NASW-PACE is proud to endorse social worker Tamara Harris in her bid for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. She is pro-choice, supports LGBT equality and is passionate about addressing poverty.” Harris

CD3 candidates quarrel over NJTV appearance

Rep. Tom MacArthur’s campaign said on Thursday that Democratic challenger Andy Kim backed out of a joint appearance next week on NJTV. “Andy Kim is the epitome of a DCCC-created candidate, manufactured behind closed doors and shipped up from Washington, D.C. to run for Congress,” said MacArthur.  “By ducking this joint appearance, Andy Kim proves what I have been saying all along – he is not capable of standing on

Lonegan ad attacks “Flim Flam McCann”

The Republican primary fight in the fifth district officially moved to the airwaves Tuesday after candidate Steven Lonegan’s campaign launched an advertisement attacking John McCann as a “flim flam man.” “John McCann is a flim flam man trying to flim flam his way into office,” the ad says while an old-timey tune plays in the background. “Flim flam McCann voted four times for higher property taxes but didn’t pay his