What an absolutely amazing day today was – you’ll have to forgive me for the very late roundup – it was really hard to stay inside today.
Of course, that also meant it was a great day for candidates (like myself) walking door-to-door and attending events, which is good because … the Elections are Coming!
- A week from Tuesday. That’s when the Senate Primary happens. And, if you think you know who’s going to show up to vote, you know more than the candidates themselves.
- A debate with all four Democratic candidates? What a novel idea!
- Not to be outdone by Cory Booker’s scooping up endorsements from the NY Times and the Philly Inky, Frank Pallone nabs the Asbury Park Press nod.
- Unsurprising revelation of the day from the APP:
The “Stronger Than The Storm” TV commercials starring Gov. Chris Christie and his family are providing a near $5 million windfall of taxpayer dollars for a politically active public relations agency, more than $2 million higher than what the runner-up firm planned to charge.
The question remains – just how many more millions of dollars would the governor need to waste, squander or steer toward his friends before people begin to care? #ARCTunnel #RaceToTheTop #AshBritt #STTS
- Presidential Dreaming?: Another pundit wonders whether Chris Christie would have to quit his governorship to run for Prez.
- Better yet, how about if we just don’t give him another term? Definitely what Barbara Buono has in mind with her South Jersey Diner tour – meeting and greeting, and [gasp] talking about the issues.
Issues of the Day
- Medical Marijuana: why is New Jersey having so much trouble implementing their own laws?
- The Environment: Kudos to Barbara Buono, and the many familiar progressive names with the state’s highest ratings for protecting the environment. (But whoa – how bout some of those low scores?)
- Marriage Equality: After Gov. Christie squandered still more taxpayer money defending discrimination last week, Garden State Equality and the other Plaintiffs get there say this week – followed by oral arguments next week. Fingers Crossed!
Oh sure – I know I missed plenty. But with minutes to spare before this Sunday news roundup becomes the Monday news roundup, I think I’d better call it a night. But first let me say, I hope your weekend was a great one, and that this coming week will be even better!