Giffords group backs Smith

Former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s gun safety organization endorsed a second member of New Jersey’s Republican House delegation Friday. The Group, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, backed Rep. Chris Smith over his Democratic Challenger Josh Welle. Earlier Friday, the group endorsed Rep. Leonard Lance. “Gabby Giffords knows personally the horrors that can come from guns falling into the wrong hands, and I thank her and her husband — and their coalition

State gets $10 million for election security

New Jersey is spending $10.2 million on Election security programs. The funds, $9.7 million of which came from the federal government, will go to cybersecurity and other initiatives meant to protect voting machines from electoral interference. “Our citizens deserve a secure election system that fulfills their unalienable right to participate in their government free from interference,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Improving New Jersey’s current election infrastructure has

Rep House Leadership PAC attack on Malinowski has some holes

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

The Week Phil Murphy took Tom Kean’s idea

  Winner Losers ANDY KIM RICK JANKOWSKI The Democratic candidate for Congress in NJ-3 gets a big boost with a new Monmouth University poll showing him in a statistical dead heat with Tom MacArthur -- a poll that will undoubtedly boost his fundraising. The Monroe Township school board candidate is caught making racist and homophobic slurs on his Facebook page. LIZ GILBERT RAYMOND ZANE The executive director of the Democratic

Sierra Club endorses Menendez

The Sierra Club, the country’s largest grassroots environmental organization, endorsed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s on Thursday. “Bob Menendez is a proven, steadfast environmental champion, fighting to protect the health of New Jersey’s environment and the well-being of New Jersey families,” New Jersey Sierra Club Political Chair Richard Isaac said. “New Jersey needs a fighter in the Senate who will stand up to Donald Trump’s attacks on our clean air, clean water, our