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Site update and SOTU blog response announcement

The podcast has been a huge success so far. There have been over 100 downloads today alone (click here to subscribe). The website continues to grow – today our 300th registered user signed up. If you haven’t signed up yet, you should do so now.

Tomorrow, Congressman Rush Holt will join us on Blue Jersey to give his response to the State of the Union address, and to have a live discussion with us. You must be a registered user to join the discussion.

Several other Members of Congress will be responding to the State of the Union through blogs as well. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr will be blogging at NJ for Democracy and Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington will be blogging at WashBlog.com. Make sure you register for an account at those sites, too.

Field Clears for Menendez

Inside Edge:

Congressman Frank Pallone will announce today that he will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006, and will endorse Bob Menendez for the Democratic nomination. Pallone joins Congressmen Rob Andrews and Rush Holt in saying that he will not challenge Menendez, who has now effectively cleared the field.

It’s Menendez vs. Kean, Jr.  Poll after the jump on your level of support.

UPDATE: Pallone Endorses Menendez

While not a shocker, Frank Pallone has not only dropped out but also endorsed Bob Menendez for Senate.

“Over the past year, I have traveled to every part of our state listening to the concerns of New Jerseyans. They feel their everyday concerns are ignored by both the Bush administration and the Republican controlled Congress in Washington. It’s time that their voices are heard, and the only way that will happen is if we unite as a party in an effort to elect a Democratic majority.

“For the last ten years I’ve been fighting for a Democratic majority. Today, I join Bob Menendez to announce that we will go into November’s elections unified with the goal of building that majority. Today, I endorse Bob Menendez for Senate and pledge to work on his behalf to ensure the voices of hard working New Jerseyans are heard in Washington.”

Who Does Joe Tricarico Think He’s Kidding?

Being a supporter of Assemblywoman Linda Stender’s Congressional campaign, I know that I am going to be accused of being nitpicky on this one at best and biased at worst, but I just found the caption from the Campaign Events page on his website, which accompanies photos of Joe with Howard Dean, Frank Pallone, and Rush Holt to be silly at best and disingenous at worst.

The caption says the following:

November 5, 2005
Joe met with DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Congressmen Rush Holt and Frank Pallone at a Corzine For Governor meeting in Franklin.

Anyone who was at this event knows that Dean, Pallone, and Holt spoke for a few minutes, shook hands, exchanged pleasantries, posed for photos, and then left for their next campaign stop.

Joe probably had as extensive a meeting with Howard Dean, Frank Pallone, and Rush Holt at the Franklin event as I did, only I didn’t bother to waste time posing for pictures.

I know that things like this are always part of campaign websites and most people don’t give them a second thought.

However, considering the reverence with which New Jersey progressives view Howard Dean, Frank Pallone, and Rush Holt, I would hope that most would be smart enough to not confuse photos and misleading captions with endorsements.

This is especially true when you consider the fact that Linda Stender was amongst a group of four New Jersey elected officials (Assemblymen Reed Gusciora, Pat Diegnan, and John Wisniewski being the others) who were the very first to endorse Howard Dean’s Presidential campaign, early in 2003.

Portrait of Pallone in The Hill

Jockeying has started for a Dem House leadership position left in Menendez’s wake.  Pallone “mulls” and “remains undecided.”  The Hill

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been calling undecided House Democrats and urging them to support Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) in the contest for vice chairman of the Democratic caucus, while New York Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Charles Schumer (D) have offered to help fellow New Yorker Rep. Joe Crowley (D)…

Meanwhile, across the House chamber, Schakowsky sat with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who tilted his head from side to side as if mulling her comments. Pallone remains undecided.

He did finally decide on Murtha and is co-sponsoring. Menendez hasn’t signed on.

NJ for Dem Poll: Codey gets the numbers, but Rush Holt gets the hearts and minds

There’s s a guy named Dave who went to a great deal of trouble to write his own name in under the OTHER option in NJ for Democracy’s on-line poll asking who Corzine should pick for the Senate. And a few people really really like Bruce Springsteen (duh).

Other than that, we’re comfy the poll is pretty clean: 872 responses, open for one week, designed to discourage interference by accepting only one vote per IP address. We don’t claim it was scientific, because it was on-line. Full results here: www.njfordemocracy.org.

Codey – who may be dropping out today – was the numbers winner but is it Rush Holt who really scored here?