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The Week of Murphy’s 2nd Budget

By David Wildstein, March 08 2019 12:03 am

Winner Losers
SEAN EARLEN LIZETTE DELGADO-POLANCO
The Burlington County GOP chairman scores a major candidate recruitment coup with the announcement that popular sheriff Jean Stanfield will run against Joe Howarth in the 8th district State Assembly primary. How many more punches in the face can the embattled CEO of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority take before Gov. Phil Murphy calls uncle and fires her?
PHIL MURPHY,
STEVE SWEENEY &
CRAIG COUGHLIN
JEFFREY FAUNTLROY 
& MO DELGADO
The Governor, Senate President and Assembly Speaker are in a significantly better place in their relationship than they were a year ago, and despite some disagreements of the millionaire’s tax, there are signs that this budget will be less painful than the last one. The Atlantic City councilmen have ELEC complaints filed against them for not filing campaign finance reports — not a huge deal on their own, but after a dozen other little things, these guys may be in the wrong line of work.
MICHAEL TESTA, JR. ROSEMARY BECCHI
The Cumberland County GOP chairman wins his own organization line for State Senate with 87% of the vote against a former assemblyman who also comes from Cumberland County. A would-be congressional candidate refuses to disclose the donors to her dark money non-profit, making her seem a little shadowy.
HETTY ROSENSTEIN MARIO KRANJAC
The state CWA director gets a new contract on the eve of the governor’s budget address — a very big deal. The Englewood Cliffs mayor is censured by the borough council after allegedly threatening to punch the municipal attorney.
GERALD SCHARFENBERGER ? ? ?
The Monmouth County freeholder has a clear shot for an open Assembly seat in a GOP district — he’s unopposed at the county Republican convention. The individual who hired Al Alvarez is likely to get outed when the former SDA chief of staff testifies before a legislative investigatory panel.  Presumably he knows who hired him.

 

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  1. Brian Murray advises Rosemary Becchi, so she cannot and will not win any primary, let alone a general.
    Brian Murray is accomplished mainly at separating flush candidates from their money.

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