News Roundup for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Today is the last day to register for the November election. If you’re not registered to vote, stop reading this and head down to your County Clerk’s office to register. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, click on this link. (But why doesn’t New Jersey join the 17 other states that have Election Day registration?)

Donald Trump launches an investigation into why an alleged rapist was hired for a top government job. Only kidding. It was Phil Murphy who did in the case of Albert Alvarez, not Trump in the case of Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Weinberg calls for hearings. Former AG Peter Verniero will head the executive’s investigation.

Flipping the House starts in New Jersey. PBS NewsHour highlights two key congressional races. Meanwhile, despite breaking all records for grassroots fundraising in South Jersey, Andy Kim still has an uphill battle to dethrone Trumpista Tom MacArthur.

It’s no surprise that the National Review endorses Jay Webber. But their endorsement doesn’t give a single reason to vote for him other than the fact that he has an R after his name.

Yes, there is a Congressional race in NJ-6. Congressman Pallone and Rich Pezzullo meet the APP Editorial Board.

In CD-5, both candidates lean to the right.

No doubt the GOP spin machine is being geared up as Hillary Clinton appears at a Menendez fundraiser. Taking a page from his master’s (Trump’s) playbook, Bob Hugin issues unsubstantiated charges against Senator Menendez.

Where are they now? New Jersey has 20 living ex-Congressmen (and yes, they’re all men). Meanwhile, a future addition to this list will have his chazerai immortalized at Stockton University.

Recharging his foreign policy creds. Governor Murphy (who is a former ambassador to Germany) is visiting that country and Israel in his first foreign trip as New Jersey’s chief executive.

Dog bites man. Trenton Mayor Gusciora requests an independent audit of the city’s finances.

Sometimes the comments just write themselves. Have at it.

Featured image (above). Former Vice President Joe Biden and NJ-3 Congressional Candidate Andy Kim speak to voters at a diner in Edgewater Park yesterday. (Photo: Burlington County Times)

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