Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20): who has served in the legislature since 1983 says he will not run again for state senate, but with sufficient support he will campaign to become governor. An articulate, out-spoken senator who has led on many social and economic issues and currently has advocated strongly against the Exxon settlement, serves as chair of the Senate Economic Growth Committee and Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee.
Christie PAC Revenue: America Leads which recently reported $11 million in contributions got $2 million from Steve Cohen and his wife. Cohen recently pled guilty to security fraud. Christie received $1 million from the person who wants to build a casino in northern New Jersey, $50,000 from the Exxon lobbyist and more from dubious sources, as reported by David Sirota.
Christie PAC expenditures: After reaching $11 million through June 30, the PAC has spent in July: $864,000 in New Hampshire ads and $741,000 in national ads, the latter of which is through Fox media which might help assure him a slot on the Fox August 6 top-ten debate podium.
Republican Presidential nomination polls: Real Clear Politics average of 6 most recent polls has Christie 10th (3.0%) behind Kasich and ahead of Perry. If Fox were to use these results Christie would make the Fox debate.
General Election Polls: Real Clear Politics shows Clinton beating all Republican challengers. She wins over Christie 50 to 40. Bush fares the best among the Republicans: 49 to 43.
Christie on guns: I’ll pardon legal gun owners arrested in NJ.
A look-back at Jersey guy Jon Stewart: TV’s not-so-fake news anchor ends his run soon on Comedy Central after telling us almost everything we needed to know about current events.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli: Analysis of his high-profile losses raises questions.
American Pharaoh races at Monmouth Park at about 5:50PM: TV and Lifestream information.