Dominic Timpani and Fernando Barrios filed torts claiming Dover Mayor James Dodd and members of his police department used records improperly obtained through the Open Public Records Act to retaliate against them. In his tort, Barrios, a former ally of the mayor, claimed Dover police improperly released information relating to a 2017 application he made to the town’s police department. OPRA only allows release application materials of unsuccessful candidates once
Daily Record reporter hit by car
Wilson declines to accept affidavit that vote never took place
Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to name former Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero, a Republican, to conduct an independent investigation of Albert Alvarez’s hiring, raises a question of whether an inherent conflict exists when a governor picks his own investigator. Murphy and members of his staff picked Verniero to head up an internal probe of the hiring and vetting of Alvarez. It’s likely that Murphy and members of his staff who
Challenger raises $700
Rep. Bill Pascrell had more than $1.6 million banked at the end of the third quarter. The congressman raised $269,419.54 between July 1 and Sept. 30, though he spent little of that money during the quarter. Pascrell spent just $92,750.86, though that’s still likely more money than his Republican challenger, Eric Fisher, who hasn’t filed any reports with the FEC this cycle.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman had $293,537.36 in her war chest at the end of September. The congresswoman raised $111,568.88 for her campaign to be reelected as the 12th congressional district’s representative in the third quarter. Watson Coleman has raised just under $800,000 this cycle.
Just a little trivia about Rush Holt, a Democrat who represented New Jersey’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 until his retirement in 2015. Holt is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Holt was born in West Virginia in 1948, after his father, Rush Holt Sr., had already served in the United States Senate. Holt Sr. was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1931,
Non-partisan aide to six governors died last week at age 77
Newark congressman helps fund Democrats bid for control of House