Local GOP group backs Fiocchi

  The Franklin Township Republican Club has endorsed Sam Fiocchi for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district. “Due to the fact there is no candidate in the organization’s line on the ballot we discussed the candidates and unanimously voted to endorse Sam Fiocchi," said Jim Michaelson, the club chairman.  "Sam has served as a Cumberland County freeholder, as an assemblyman and perhaps more importantly he is

Singh never told him he’d self-fund, Cape May GOP chairman says

Cape May County Republican Chairman Marcus Karavan, who has endorsed Sam Fiocchi for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district, says he has no recollection of Hirsh Singh pledging to spend his own money on his campaign. "He did not make a definitive commitment to me," Karavan told the New Jersey Globe. Several top Republican leaders have said privately that Singh promised to self-fund his campaign to

In Memoriam

Donald Byrnes, who worked for the Hudson County Board of Elections and later for the Bayonne Board of Education, passed away on May 20.  He was 86.  Byrnes was a member of the New Frontier Democrats. Richard Goodwin, a former advisor and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, died on May 20.  He was 86.

McCann ad targets Lonegan anti-Trump stance

John McCann on Monday launched a TV ad that seeks to rekindle memories of the election-season feud between rival candidate Steve Lonegan and President Donald Trump. The McCann ad, which is already rolling on networks in the fifth congressional district, airs negative statements Trump made about Lonegan in 2016, when Lonegan, then the state chair for the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, was a staunch opponent of Trump’s.