The Week Michael Saudino went down

  Winner Losers TOM MALINOWSKI MICHAEL SAUDINO The Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 7th district against Rep. Leonard Lance has a 47%-39% lead in a new Monmouth University poll -- one of the premier polls in the country. The Bergen County Sheriff is under fire from everybody after getting caught on tape making racist and homophobic comments.  He's on borrowed time. MICHELE JAKER GEORGE GILMORE The longtime political

The Week of “I’m a fucking judge”

  Winner Losers CORY BOOKER CHRIS CHRISTIE The United States Senator from New Jersey and possible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, gets a premier speaking spot at the Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser next month. The former Governor of New Jersey remains a magnet for controversy, this time a fight with Bob Woodward over a new book that alleges, among other things, that President Trump thought he was

The Week David Cruz had no A/C at a soup kitchen

  Winner Losers TOM DEGISE STEVE FULOP The Hudson County Executive has peace in county politics and moves to end his deal with ICE, giving him a virtually unobstructed path to re-election in 2019 -- and his daughter, Amy, presides over a party that appears exactly as unified as they want it to be. The Jersey City mayor fails in his bid to keep Democrats out of the Hudson Democratic

The Week Buffalo Wild Wings went to Wayne

  Winner Losers MIKIE SHERRILL CHRIS CHRISTIE The Democratic congressional candidate lands endorsements from the Laborers, Operating Engineers and Nurses unions. The former governor is back in the news after a Wall Street Journal report that a fugitive Malaysian businessman is being investigated for laundering millions to pay for a team of lawyers that includes Christie. JAY WEBBER STEVE FULOP The Republican congressional candidate is endorsed by a Democrat who

The Week The Era of Jim Treffinger Ended

  Winner Losers LEROY JONES RICK JANKOWSKI The Essex County Democratic Chairman has a huge turnout at an August fundraiser, continuing to grow the the warchest for one of New Jersey's dominant county party organizations. The Monroe Township school board candidate drops out of the race after being caught making racist and homophobic slurs on his Facebook page. JOE DIVINCENZO LOUIS SCEUSI The Essex County Executive marks the end of

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
  Winner Losers RAS BARAKA NJ.COM The Newark mayor gets the city council to pass a payroll tax exemption that sweetens the pot for Amazon to locate their new corporate headquarters in his city to the tune of $1 billion. The People Magazine of New Jersey loses page views with the announcement that Stormy Daniels has cancelled her appearance in Wayne. ANDRE SAYEGH STEPHANIE WOHLRAB The new mayor of Paterson

The Week Grewal was called ‘Turban Man’

  Winner Losers GURBIR GREWAL BOB HUGIN The Attorney General demonstrates excellence in his handling of a xenophobic slur by two now-suspended radio hosts at NJ 101.5. The GOP U.S. Senate candidate is getting beaten up for blocking women and gays from joining an exclusive Princeton University eating club. ANNE PATTERSON STEVE FULOP The Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court wins an easy confirmation for reappointment -- and

The Week of the Two Human Fundraising Machines

  Winner Losers JOSH GOTTHEIMER SCOTT GARRETT The human fundraising machine has $4.5 million cash on hand in his bid for a second term in Congress. The former New Jersey Congressman is the target of Rep. Bill Pascrell, who wants to cut his salary at the SEC to $1. MIKIE SHERRILL WILLIE SAMBOGNA The Democratic congressional candidate raised $1.9 million in the second quarter and has $2.9 million cash-on-hand in

The week Cuomo decided he hates Murphy

  Winner Losers BOB HUGIN ANDREW CUOMO The retired pharmaceutical company millionaire contributes $15.6 million to his U.S. Senate campaign and has $8.1 million cash-on-hand for his bid to oust Bob Menendez. The Democratic Governor of New York can't land the endorsement of the Democratic Governor of New Jersey for a Democratic primary. ANDY KIM SETH GROSSMAN The former Obama White House aide raised more than $1 million in the