New York Times: New Jersey Transit: A Cautionary Tale of Neglect.
Clinton v. Trump
- WikiLeaks: Voters say mail leaks drive home Clinton trust issues.
- Trump rejection count in NJ: LoBo out. Criticizing but not out: Smith, Garrett, Lance. Radio silence: MacArthur, Frelinghuysen.
- The check is in the mail: Major GOP donors are asking Trump for their money back.
- Ready for his closeup: A man burst into the Somerset Dems campaign HQ in Somerville shouting “Bill Clinton is a rapist!” He was filming himself doing it.
- Weird creeper in the dressing room: Former Miss USA contestant says Trump groped her, and Miss Teen USA contestants remember Trump hanging out in their dressing room while they were undressing.
Now available in New Jersey: Cherry or grape cannabis lozenges.
CD5: Garrett ad brings back old allegations against Gottheimer: New Garrett TV ad accuses opponent Gottheimer of assaulting and intimidating a neighbor – civil claims she later withdrew
CD7: Somerset Dem Chair Peg Schaffer said Peter Jacob, a Bernie Sanders Democrat challenging Leonard Lance in CD7, could still stand to have better odds if resources from the DCCC and state Democratic leaders devote more resources to the race.
Is Chris Christie even still a thing?
- In a Hispanic heritage speech in Trenton, part-time governor takes shots at NJEA and Phil Murphy.
- Maybe he lost the magic fleece: How did Christie, once flying high, fall so low?
2017 Comes Early
- Why he’s out: Lesniak on returning to the Senate: I couldn’t let my supporters down.
- NJ Spotlight reader poll: The Murphy Lockdown – terrific or troubling?
- Lesniak on Murphy’s endorsements: “When the nomination goes to the wealthiest, rather than the best person to lead the state, that’s not a good process.” The process, says Lesniak – in which Murphy racked up county endorsements more than a year before election day, “sucks.”
- Don’t spend it all in one place. Pro-Sweeney and pro-Fulop super PACs, which raised money for prospective candidates who aren’t running, will have to figure out where to spend that money – and how to attract donors who thought they were supporting a different cause.
Monmouth Freeholder candidate Sue Fulton calls on opponent Freeholder Serena DiMaso to pay back illegal family health benefits she got from the county government she oversees in violation of county policy that disallowed her from accessing those benefits. This follows an investigation by APP.
Really, Keyport? You’re on the Jersey Shore. Sailboat? Waves? Keyport HS school board votes 6-4 to retain their logo, despite a 1994 grad arguing the image was offensive and insensitive. But Keyport folks who felt the name instilled a sense of pride won out.
Come on people, get it together
- Young in prison: Unlike NJ, Germany does not prosecute minors as adults. And unlike NJ, German has low recidivism rates among minors.
- Fraud found at program to help poor pay energy bills. Paying benefits to a dead woman, and a state employee earning $90k a year.
- Classic Jersey bait-and-switch: NJ took $1.4B from your phone bill for a new 911 system but never delivered.