Booker plans 6 weekend events in New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker will hold six campaign events over three days in New Hampshire this weekend. It will be his first visit to the state since he formally announced his campaign for president. On Saturday, Booker will hold two events, a “conversation with Cory” in Portsmouth and a house party at the office of former New Hampshire State Senate Chris Meier. On Sunday, Booker will hold a meet and greet,

History on presidential candidates and running for two offices

Some history to go along with the new law that allows Cory Booker to run for president or vice president in 2020 while simultaneously seeking re-election to the United States Senate. No major party presidential nominee has ever run for two offices simultaneously. Franklin Roosevelt, Alfred Landon, and Adlai Stevenson declined to seek re-election as governor of their respective states when they ran for president. Bob Dole, whose Senate seat

The Week of Murphy’s Poll Numbers

Winner Losers PAUL SARLO PHIL MURPHY The Bergen County senator gets his pick for prosecutor, Mark Musella. The Governor's most recent poll numbers: not good. ALBIO SIRES JOE HOWARTH The 8th district congressman gets a seat on the House Budget Committee. The two-term assemblyman loses the support of the Burlington and Camden GOP organizations.  LISA MANDELBLATT & STACEY GUNDERMAN DEREK ARMSTEAD The two Democrats emerge as front runners for a

Sherrill, Menendez tout budget deal

Rep. Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday touted funding secured for the Gateway Tunnel as part of a bipartisan budget deal as a victory for the state. “This is another major victory that keeps the Gateway Project on the right track. Despite efforts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to derail Gateway and slash funding for Amtrak, our delegation was able to secure the same funding levels

Sherrill bill aims to curb irresponsible decorating

Legislation introduced today by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) would make it tougher for cabinet officials to redecorate their offices at public expense. Sherrill says her “Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act” would reduce wasteful spending and increase transparency on renovation and decorating expenses in federal agencies. Several members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have resigned amidst controversies over spending to renovate their offices. “New Jersey sends more money to

NRCC wants five NJ Democrats to seek Ilhan Omar removal from foreign affairs panel

House Republicans want five New Jersey Democrats – the ones they have targeted for defeat next year – to call for the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) from her seat on the Hose Foreign Affairs Committee. “Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team have made clear there are no consequences for the anti-Semites in their caucus. Jeff Van Drew, Andy Kim, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Malinowski and Mikie Sherrill must immediately

Pascrell named legislator of the year by sheriffs group

The Major County Sheriffs' Association on Wednesday awarded Rep. Bill Pascrell its annual legislator of the year award. “To say that I am honored to receive this award would be an understatement. Public safety is a critical issue for me and our community. As co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, it is always a pleasure to be on the front lines in Congress fighting for those who keep our