Monday, February 25, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Monday, February 25
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters recently polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sen. Barbara Buono will hold a rally at New Brunswick High School on Saturday.
Sen. Barbara Buono has picked New Brunswick High School as the site to begin her campaign for state governor. At noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, Buono (D-Middlesex) will host "Rally for New Jersey's Future" at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St. Buono, a resident of Metuchen, has been a senator since 2002. In the last few years, she has locally campaigned for domestic violence victims, introduced legislation to transform foreclosed homes into affordable housing, and to approve charter schools through local voting, and voted in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. She is believed to be the Democratic candidate to face Gov. Chris Christie in this year's gubernatorial election after being endorsed by …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Christie stresses bipartisanship and Sandy recovery, but Democrats focus on flagging economy.
In a preview of his gubernatorial reelection strategy, Gov. Chris Christie used his State of the State speech to take a victory lap yesterday, saluting the heroism and unity forged by Hurricane Sandy, stressing his own bipartisan leadership, and touting his accomplishments in leading an economic “turnaround” from the “old, dark days” of Democratic rule. Frustrated Democratic leaders, including both declared and potential gubernatorial candidates, countered that Christie was glossing over New Jersey’s anemic economic growth, high unemployment rate, and a score of contentious issues from property taxes and gun control to Medicaid expansion, gay marriage, and climate change. But with Christie holding a daunting 33-to-46 point lead over likely…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Once again, the Republican governor picks Democratic Woodbridge to hold his campaign events.
Once again, Woodbridge is going to be the spotlight for Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor is going to hold his campaign kickoff fundraiser in Woodbridge next month. The event will be held at the Renaissance Woodbridge in the Iselin section of the township on Monday, February 4, at 6 pm. The announcement was made by the Christie for New Jersey campaign committee. Ticket prices range from $300 for the general reception all the way up to the $50,000 per person Founder's Club, which buys the donor and a guest an invitation to a photo reception with the governor. Always a colorful figure, Christie has grabbed his share of the national spotlight particularly in light of New Jersey's suffering from Hurricane Sandy. During the recent …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Local election winners offered words of thanks to their constituencies in East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury
David Cook, Cranbury Township Mayor I would like to thank all the residents of Cranbury for their generosity and support. It would be impossible to be a competent steward of Cranbury without the input from its residents. By being elected for another three years we, the current Township Committee, will be able to see through a number of large projects and capital improvements. These projects include the Dam and Bridge revitalization, Downtown Beautification Program and new infrastructure such as sanitary services. Thank you again Cranbury for putting your trust in Jay and myself for another three years. James (Jay) M. Taylor, Cranbury Township Committeeman I want to express my dear thanks and appreciation to the voters in Cranbury for their…
In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jerseyans do whatever's necessary to make their votes count.
Despite personal hardships, shifting polling sites, frustration and anger over electronic and provisional ballots, and confusion and miscommunication regarding new voting rules, New Jerseyans made on thing clear on Tuesday: they wanted to exercise their right to vote. Turnout was high throughout much of the state, despite reports of voting irregularities that included jammed fax lines; email inboxes filled to overflowing with requests for ballots; shortages of provisional ballots at many sites; and gloomy polling places lit only by generator power. And that's the short list. “We have so little control over anything right now,” said one Romney voter from Belmar whose power was restored just last night. “That made it all the more important …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran won the election for borough council against two republican candidates
Hightstown voters have decided between four candidates for two open seats on the Hightstown Borough Council. Incumbents Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran, both Democrats, won the election against Republicans Denise Hansen and George Serrano. Terms for borough council members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Hightstown Borough Council Democrat Results Republican Result Lawrence Quattrone 1,179 Denise Hansen 808 Gail E. Doran 983 George Serrano 658 Unofficial results by district: District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 Lawrence Quattrone 361 260 288 270 Gail E. Doran 286 214 255 228 Denise Hansen 252 222 146 188 George Serrano 208 172 114 164 -- Follow …
Jay Taylor and Mayor David Cook won the election for Cranbury Township Committee against two republican candidates
Cranbury voters have decided between four candidates for two open seats on the Cranbury Township Committee. Incumbents Jay Taylor and Mayor David Cook won the election against Republicans Thomas Connolly and Cynthia Hughes Smithers. Taylor switched from a Republican to a Democrat for this election. Terms for township committee members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Cranbury Township Council Democrats Results Republicans Results David Cook 1,156 Cynthia Hughes Smithers 652 James Taylor 1,004 Thomas Connolly 632 -- Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Mercer County voters return incumbent Democrats Ann M. Cannon, Pasquale “Pat” Colavita Jr., and Samuel T. Frisby Sr. to office.
With all Mercer County polling districts having reported as of 11:16 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6), we can report that county residents have relected incumbent Democrats Ann M. Cannon, Pasquale “Pat” Colavita Jr. and Samuel T. Frisby Sr. to the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Republican candidates were David Walsh, David Maher, and Rich Urbani.
Two incumbents and one former Board of Ed. president fill three vacant seats in East Windsor Regional School District
East Windsor and Hightstown voters have decided between four candidates for three open seats on the Board of Education. Incumbents Kennedy Paul and Paul Connolly, as well as Alice Weisman, a former Board of Education president, won the election. Terms for board of education members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Board of Education Candidate Results Alice Weisman 3,722 Lilia V. Gobaira 2,666 Kennedy D. Paul 3,370 Paul Connolly 3,014 -- Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.