HOW EVERYTHING CHANGES
When two friends from South Jersey Women for Progressive Change get their bold idea into the Washington Post: Why Democrats should make Stacey Abrams speaker of the House – by Meredith Meisenheimer & Sue Altman
And – hey – not necessarily driven by the Democratic Party. Highlighting women as engineers of NJ’s blue wave
If it wasn’t all so goddamn painful & damaging, I’d thank Christie & 45. These 3 maps show how a Democratic ‘blue wave’ washed over NJ
Count every vote, looks like we won. MacArthur’s path to victory narrows further.
Hurley: Van Drew won’t vote for Pelosi. Of the incoming successful challengers, only Malinowski has said he’d consider Pelosi, Sherrill, Kim also say no
New Jersey gets its first nationally-endorsed Our Revolution win: Cindy Matute-Brown Brings the Revolution to New Jersey (Goldsman)
The absolute best political trivia of the day – What Andy Kim just did that no Democrat has done since 1922 (big hat/tip to Zach Israel)
HOW EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME
This creep: What GA’s top election official does after disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters – most of them black – running the GA Gov race where he was the candidate against Stacey Abrams, in line as America’s first black woman governor. Brian Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state of governor’s race remains too close to call.
At The Atlantic: The Education Gap That Explains American Politics – The gulf between the party identification of white voters with college degrees and those without is growing rapidly. Trump is widening it.
At Poynter: CNN’s Jim Acosta’s actions to Trump don’t represent the best of journalism (hat/tip Charlie Stile on this, and I disagree with the post – Acosta didn’t have to rep the best of journalism Wednesday, just get an answer to his question from Trump – the reporters are not what’s bizarre about the WH press room)
OK. But please, can we get this race OVER WITH? Menendez wins Hugin’s hometown
Chris Christie’s on Trump’s short list for AG: Here’s what he had to say about the Mueller probe
HOW EVERYTHING CHANGES – NEW JERSEY EDITION
NJ Legislative Select Oversight Committee holds organizational meeting, sets down a mission and calls Katie Brennan to testify
Three NJ towns voted on marijuana – two said they want it
HOW EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME – NEW JERSEY EDITION
Trump toxicity plus Chris Christie – Bill Palatucci suzerainty resulted in the 2018 NJGOP meltdown. I admit I had to look up suzerainty. But yeah.
The party list at schmoozefest League of Municipalities
Actually being a racist was cool with you though, right? Grossman: I would have won if people didn’t call me a racist
David Wildstein looks ahead to the 2019 Assembly races
Jingle in your pocket for the annoyance in your brain: Did your train break down? Legislators want NJ Transit to give you a refund
Tensions as lawmakers launch “no witch hunt” special investigation of Murphy hiring practices. Murphy spokesman complains about a “leak”
Murphy signs bill barring ‘ghost guns’ into law in NJ