Election 2022

Local governments must fill vacancies, high court rules

BY: - July 6, 2022

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Linden councilman the city’s Democratic Committee selected to fill a vacancy should have been seated, overturning an appellate decision that left the position vacant for months. The justices unanimously found Linden’s city council did not have the authority under the Municipal Vacancy Law to keep empty […]

Voting advocates decry plan to allow police at polling places in schools, senior centers

BY: - July 6, 2022

A coalition of about 30 progressive groups is fighting a proposal to allow police to be present at public schools and senior residential centers that serve as polling places on election days. The bill sponsored by Sens. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex) is intended “to maintain order and to provide security at the location […]

Sleepy N.J. primary elections offer few surprises

BY: - June 7, 2022

New Jersey voters delivered few surprises Tuesday, with preliminary election results in the state’s 12 congressional districts showing primary wins for all incumbents and victories for nearly all of the challengers who had official party support and the most campaign cash. Former state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. won the 7th Congressional District’s seven-person Republican primary by […]

Eyes on House races as New Jersey voters head to polls

BY: - June 7, 2022

New Jersey voters are headed to the polls Tuesday to select who the candidates will be in November’s general election, with political observers focused on a handful of congressional races that could prove pivotal for Republicans hoping to regain control of Congress in 2023. One of the most closely watched contests is in the 7th […]

Menendez Jr. eyes congressional seat as critics cry nepotism

BY: - May 31, 2022

Within days of Rep. Albio Sires announcing he would not seek a new term in Congress this November, a group of New Jersey Democrats coalesced behind their favored choice to succeed him: Rob Menendez Jr. Menendez is familiar with the district, which includes most of Hudson County. His father, Sen. Bob Menendez, represented much of […]

Three Republicans competing for chance to unseat Gottheimer in November

BY: - May 23, 2022

The three Republicans vying to take on Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer in North Jersey’s 5th Congressional District have presented very different personas they hope will snag them a primary win next month. Nick De Gregorio is the military hero who will fight for Americans in Congress like he did in war zones, Frank Pallotta is […]

A wide conservative field in GOP fight to oust Malinowski from Congress

BY: - May 16, 2022

Two years after Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski’s congressional career nearly ended following a one-point victory over then-state Sen. Tom Kean in what was one of the nation’s tightest 2020 contests, the 7th Congressional District is brimming with Republican House hopefuls. Seven would-be GOP congressmen have launched bids in what is expected to be the state’s most […]