Doblin in line for job with Senate Democrats

Alfred P. Doblin, the editorial page editor for The Record and, has emerged as a top candidate for a senior position on the staff of Senate President Steve Sweeney, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Doblin said he had "no comment" on the Sweeney speculation. "I don't see this as a news story," said Doblin.  "It's none of your business.  I'm not a public official.  I am

Kean endorses Hugin

Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) endorsed Bob Hugin for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. "Bob Hugin is a man of great character and accomplishment. His experience as a Marine veteran, self-made business leader and generous philanthropist more than qualify him to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate," Kean said.  "His candidacy provides a beacon of hope for the people of this state who are tired

Reynolds-Jackson wins Assembly seat

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, a Trenton City Councilwoman and the Mercer County Democratic chair, defeated Freeholder Anthony Verrelli in a special election for the New Jersey State Assembly. Reynolds-Jackson will replace Elizabeth Muoio, who was appointed State Treasurer by Gov. Phil Murphy. Reynolds-Jackson won by a vote of 94-77, a 55%-45% margin on the second ballot after West Windsor Councilwoman Ayesha Hamilton backed on on the second ballot. The special election convention will

Calabrese joins Assembly as youngest member

The scion of a legendary Bergen County political family, 31-year-old Clinton Calabrese (D-Cliffside Park) took the oath of office this afternoon as the newest and youngest member of the New Jersey State Assembly. Calabrese ran unopposed in a special election convention last week for the seat of Marlene Caride, who resigned after being named Commissioner of Banking and Insurance by Gov. Phil Murphy. A member of the Cliffside Park Board

Kean has issues with Murphy free college plan

State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) says that Gov. Phil Murphy's offer of a free community college education sounds great, but that nothing is free. "At a time when the State is already struggling to fund our schools, the additional cost to already overburdened New Jersey taxpayers would be immense," Kean said.  “We should focus on increasing college affordability by helping students to graduate on time, and creating more

Rzeszowski takes sides in Dem primary

Lacey Rzeszowski, who nearly toppled incumbent Nancy Munoz in a State Assembly race last year, has endorsed Tom Malinowski for Congress in the 7th district Democratic primary. “What we need is a candidate who is tenacious, accomplished, nimble, and courageous.  That candidate is Tom Malinowski.  Tom has been in the trenches for the last 30 years, fighting for American ideals that are currently under attack from within our own government—ideals