Lt. Gubernatorial Debate: 7:00pm, Milly Silva and Kim Guadagno debate at Kean University, Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. The University along with its media partner, News 12, will host the event. Although Milly Silva has appeared infrequently on the campaign schedule, she was excellent in a recent interview with Mike Schneider on NJToday. Kim Guadagno has held many scheduled events, particularly at ribbon cuttings and with businesses throughout the state, although she seldom appears with the governor. Read here about the pension scandal issue that Guadagno has been dodging, and which should be brought up by Milly Silva tonight. The debate is open to the public and is free, but tickets will be required. For more information, call the Kean Center for History, Politics and Policy at 908-737-0583.
DFA Chairman Jim Dean will be in NJ on Saturday and supporting Jeff Gardner for Hawthorne Borough Council. Dean will start the day in Hawthorne at 10:00 a.m. to kick off a canvass at the Hawthorne Democrats 2013 Headquarters at 164 Warburton Ave. After a day of campaigning, Jim will be in Wyckoff at 7:00pm at 64 Logan Lane for an elegant Wine & Cheese fundraiser in support of DFA endorsed candidates Jan Bidwell for LD-39 Senate and for Blue Jersey’s very own Jeff Gardner. Suggested Contribution: $25 to either or both candidates. Click here to give to Jeff Gardner for Borough Council and click here to give to Jan Bidwell for Senate.
For your entertainment this weekend: you can attend on Saturday a Tea Party Express rally in support of U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and hear Sarah Palin and author/radio host Mark Levin at 4:00pm at the New Egypt Speedway.
No news is bad news – 10th day of the shutdown: In a confusing turn of events House Speaker Boehner yesterday offered to postpone the debt ceiling crisis in exchange for negotiations over the budget, but he did not offer to end the shutdown. Sounds like a lousy deal to me, but discussions continue on the matter. Earlier this morning Rep. Leonard Lance was scheduled to appear live on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” Recently he has seemed to support a clean CR and an end to the shutdown. Less clear is what if anything he has done to achieve that objective (or whether it’s just for local consumption.)
Vice President Joe Biden who was planning to lend support to Buono and Booker in NJ today cancelled his trip because of the shutdown.
Buono/Silva gubernatorial campaign: Barbara Buono and Milly Silva: 3:00pm, Radio Interview, WWDB 860 AM, click here to listen live; Milly Silva: 7:00pm, Lt. Gubernatorial Debate: Kean University, Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union.
Christie/Guadagno gubernatorial campaign: Chris Christie, 11:30am, a campaign announcement, Manny’s Sicilia Ristorante, Palmyra; 7:00pm, to be honored at the 2013 Points of Light Tribute Awards, Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Kim Guadagno: 10:30am, “Manufacturing Week” visit to Silver Line Building Products, North Brunswick; 12:30pm, Business luncheon held by the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune Township.; 7:00pm, Lt. Gubernatorial Debate: Kean University, Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union.
U. S. Senate candidate Cory Booker: With the passing of Cory Booker’s father his plans for the next days are unclear. His originals schedule for today: 11:00-12:30pm Bus Tour Kick-off, Rutgers Graduate Student Lounge, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick, with stops throughout the state.