Archive for the 'New Jersey 08' Category

Crowley Reconsiders

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

John Crowley, whose service to his family and his country make for an amazing personal story even before considering his business accomplishments, is reconsidering his earlier decision not to challenge Sen. Frank Lautenberg and is expected to make a decision soon.  Crowley’s reconsideration comes in the wake of a rough first week of the Andy […]

Andrews to Challenge Lautenberg

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

In what is the biggest threat yet to the Senate career of Frank Lautenberg, Rep. Rob Andrews has decided to give the old timer a run for his money.  Andrews was notably absent from Lautenberg’s campaign kick-off and is now circulating petitions to get on the June ballot.  Although Lautenberg has the support of the […]

Lautenberg to Face Primary Challenge

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Even before former Democrat Party Chair Tom Byrne announces his decision, it is already clear that Sen. Frank Lautenberg will face a primary challenge.  On Saturday, Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello confirmed that he plans to launch a primary campaign against the already-retire incumbent.  Cresitello plans to argue that Washington needs to change more than Lautenberg […]

NJ Democrats in Disarray?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Sen. Frank Lautenberg was thinking pretty highly of his chances this November, even against the self-financing Andy Unanue.  What probably hadn’t occurred to him, though, is that he might not make it to November.  Former state Democrat Party Chair Tom Byrne has confirmed that he is polling to test the waters for a primary bid […]

Unanue Prepared to Self-Finance

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

When Anne Estabrook left the New Jersey Senate race earlier this month, it appeared as though the slim hope we had of capturing Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat had all but disappeared.  Only professor Murray Sabrin and state Sen. Joe Pennacchio remained in the race, and neither one had raised nearly enough money to wage a […]

NJ Republican Estabrook Suffers Stroke, Drops Bid; Rudy for Senate?

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

New Jersey Republican Anne Evans Estabrook, who was recruited by the NRSC to challenge Sen. Frank Lautenberg largely because of her willingness to at least partially self-finance her own campaign, suffered a stroke and has abandoned her Senate bid.  The stroke was minor and does not appear to be life-threatening, yet the first stroke increases […]