NJ-Pres: Rasmussen poll
A Rasmussen poll released Monday found Republican John McCain leading both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama inside the margin of error in New Jersey. McCain, who leads Obama 46-45 and Clinton 45-42, is boosted by his 61% favorability rating in the state.
NJ-Sen: The Republicans
An FDU poll finds that three in four Republicans don’t know who they will vote for in the upcoming US Senate primary.
NJ-Sen: The Democrats
Frank Lautenberg says he will pour $2 million of his own money into defending his seat from a Rob Andrews primary challenge.
Two two big New Jersey mayors, Newark’s Cory Booker and Jersey City’s Jerramiah Healy, who is also HCDO chair, are supporting Lautenberg.
All six New Jersey House Democrats who are running for re-election to the House this year have pledged to run on a line with Lautenberg in the primary. At least two of the six, Frank Pallone (NJ-06) and Steve Rothman (NJ-09), have senatorial ambitions of their own.
NJ-02: Van Drew staying out
Jeff Van Drew chickens out again and declines to challenge LoBiondo.
NJ-09: Wildes wants in
The power-hungry Michael Wildes wants to challenge Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary for his Congressional seat.
Atlantic City Mayor: Conflicts of interest?
Incumbent Mayor Scott Evans questioned Lorenzo Langford’s ability to serve the city that is trying to recover an $850,000 settlement from him. In return, Langford criticized the mayor for approving a $200,000 settlement for a former fire captain in the fire department where Evans served as battalion chief.