News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013


  • Yes, Lautenberg really said this.


  • Buono for Governor campaign kickoff: Feb. 2 in New Brunswick.

  • Gopal's gamble: Monmouth Dems chairman boldly backs Buono, while Codey courts campaign cash.

  • Cryan backs Buono at Women's Political Caucus event.

  • Buono's gap between 'nearly quarter-million' and $214k - messaging problem?

  • Sweeney kicks off small business tour - running for Gov? LG?

  • Christie criticizes Obama speech as 'my way or the highway'.

  • LD34: Gill struggles on fundraising. Alexander: $75k, Gill: $9k (and change)

  • Palisades Park Dem Chair not ruling out LD37 convention fight.

  • LD39: Jan Bidwell announces she's running against Cardinale.


  • Chris Christie (?) v. Uncle Joe?

    Q-Poll: Christie, Booker, Lautenberg

  • Booker over Lautenberg by 21 points, Christie at 74% approval (new high), with high approval of Gov going after the same GOP he spent the summer campaigning for on their Sandy-aid foot-dragging.

  • Quinnipiac Poll.


  • Feds get into the NJ sports betting case.

  • Lawrence becomes first in NJ to privatize 911 dispatching.


  • Star-Ledger: Bloody "Gun Appreciation Day" shows value of gun control.

  • Star-Ledger: Feds should admit marijuana is not as dangerous as heroin.


  • According to the Christie administration, making it more difficult for charter teachers to earn tenure gives the schools themselves "more flexibility".

    Conference Finds NJ Public Radio and TV Faring Well in New York, Philadelphia

  • A year and a half after the state turned over its public radio and TV stations to organizations in New York and Philadelphia, station operators said they have seen New Jersey audience and membership grow to varying degrees..
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