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Campaign Roundup for Friday, April 4, 2008

NJ-Sen: The Democrats

  • Influential State Senator Ray Lesniak lined up behind Andrews yesterday, but Brian Stack still hasn’t made his move yet.
  • BCDO Chair Joe Ferriero announced yesterday that Lautenberg will have the line in Bergen County.
  • The AFL-CIO will remain neutral in the race, despite Charles Wowkanech’s announcement for Lautenberg.
  • The North Jersey county where Andrews has the most support is probably Middlesex. However, he shouldn’t count on winning the county line there according to some Democratic insiders.
  • Anti-immigrant demagogue Donald Cresitello will stay in the race, even though Andrews is running.
  • Rob Andrews will run on the organization line in Cumberland County.
  • NJ-Sen: The Republicans

  • Joe Pennacchio easily won the county line on the first ballot at yesterday’s Somerset GOP convention.
  • Supporters of Joe Crowley circulated nominating petitions at the Somerset convention, even though Crowley didn’t show up.
  • Camden County Republicans will give their line to Andy Unanue.
  • NJ-02: A viable candidate at last?

  • Bridgeton Councilwoman Celeste Riley will not seek the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Frank LoBiondo, but Cape May Businessman David Kurkowski will.
  • NJ-07: Stender hits $1M

  • Leonard Lance secured the Somerset county line on the second ballot at Thursday’s convention.
  • Linda Stender raised $430,000 in the first quarter of 2008. During the same time, Kate Whitman raised $230,000.

    Somerset Freeholders

  • At their county convention Wednesday night, Somerset Democrats nominated Montgomery Mayor and Barack Obama delegate Cecilia Xie Birge and North Plainfield Councilman Douglas Singleterry to run on the party line for County Freeholder.  In each of the last two years, Somerset Democrats have come within just 2,000 votes of winning their first seat on the freeholder board since 1980.
  • Somerset County Republicans endorsed their incumbents, Peter Palmer and Robert Zabrowski, over challengers Finn Caspersen and John Malay, at their Convention Thursday evening.
  • Blue Jersey Evening Campaign Roundup for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    NJ-Sen, The Democrats: Let the race begin

  • Andrews is officially in
  • Andrews and Lautenberg continue to fight for support in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.
  • Lautenberg has the support of the DSCC and state AFL-CIO president Charles Wowkanech.
  • Andrews most important endorsement of the day came from Newark North Ward boss Steve Adubato Sr.

    NJ-Sen, The Republicans: I’m not dead yet!

  • Bill Baroni endorsed Andrew Unanue for US Senate today.
  • NJ-Sen, General Election: Lautenberg, by a lot

  • A Rasmussen Poll gives Frank Lautenberg a 54-36 lead over Republican Joe Pennacchio and a 54-35 lead over Murray Sabrin.
  • NJ-01: He’s just Glading to be running

  • Now that Rob Andrews is running for Senate, Democrats need to find someone to replace him in Congress.  Whoever they choose will face Republican Dale Glading in this heavily Democratic district.
  • NJ-03: That’s a lot of money!

  • Democratic candidate John Adler raised over $500k this quarter and has over $1 million on hand.
  • Campaign Roundup for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    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.