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Code Redd: Four Names In The LG Mix For Murphy

Pushed by powerful and influential people in the Democratic Party, the name of Camden Mayor Dana Redd is active in the world of former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy as an LG option, sources say.

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7th District Democrats Kick Off Campaign For Senate, Assembly

WILLINGBORO — The race to become New Jersey's next governor will likely garner the most attention, but all 120 seats in the Legislature are also up for grabs in November.

And the elected leaders who sit in those seats will have a huge say about what legislation gets sent to the next governor.

With that in mind, Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway and Carol Murphy kicked off their election campaign Tuesday, promising to work tirelessly to represent the interests and values of the residents of the 7th Legislative District.

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Burlington County Democrats Endorse Phil Murphy In Governor's Race

EVESHAM — There were few surprises Tuesday night when the Burlington County Democratic Committee endorsed its full slate of candidates for the June primary.

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Herb Conaway To Seek Re-Election To Assembly, Clears Senate Path For Troy Singleton

Democrat Herb Conaway has decided to seek re-election to his longtime seat in the New Jersey Assembly rather than vie for the 7th District's open Senate seat being vacated by Republican Diane Allen.

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PolitickerNJ Observer’s Elected Officials Power List 2016

  • GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE
  • U.S. SENATOR CORY BOOKER
  • SENATE PRESIDENT STEVE SWEENEY
  • JERSEY CITY MAYOR STEVEN FULOP
  • ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOE DIVINCENZO
  • NEWARK MAYOR RAS BARAKA
  • SENATOR NICK SACCO
  • SENATOR BRIAN P. STACK
  • SENATE MAJORITY LEADER LORETTA WEINBERG
  • CONGRESSMAN BILL PASCRELL
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The Record: Uber safety

WHETHER PEOPLE are getting rides in a cab, in a limousine or from a ride-hailing service like Uber, they deserve a driver with a clean background. That's not negotiable.

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WHO WINS, WHO LOSES AFTER CHRISTIE WIELDS HIS LINE-ITEM VETO PEN?

Millionaires and retired public workers wind up in the win column, but current public workers, businesses, and homeowners rack up a loss with overall spending going up by less than 3 percent, there isn’t much extra money to spread around in the new, $34.5 billion state budget that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law late last week.

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Singleton bill could require Christie to reimburse taxpayers for security at political events

TRENTON — One of Burlington County's state lawmakers has penned legislation that could compel Gov. Chris Christie to reimburse the state for some of the costs of his travel and New Jersey State Police security.

Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, introduced the measure Monday, citing published reports that taxpayers covered about $613,000 in bills for the governor's state police protection unit last year, bringing the total cost of Christie's security detail to $1.76 million since he took office in 2010.

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Christie Says NJ on Hook for Security Detail, Even When He's Stumping for Trump

Despite new criticism from Democrats, Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t reimburse taxpayers for security details on out-of-state trips, even when he’s traveling for purely political reasons.

What makes Christie’s declaration particularly ironic is that the second-term Republican gained popularity early on for using his veto pen to reject questionable spending by government authorities, eliminating items as small as $37,500. And it follows a decision made by another governor who faced similar questions about political trips and ultimately decided to pay back taxpayers for his security costs.

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Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump At Fort Worth Rally

His endorsement gives front-runner Mr Trump a further lift before the 1 March Super Tuesday nomination contests. That’s the different between a governor and (senator) Marco Rubio. Well, Christie did Donald Trump a favor.

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