Monday, June 25, 2012
About 18 residents represented by U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen met outside his Morristown offices Friday, called for Republican to join bi-partisan effort to change 2010 Supreme Court ruling.
Some took issue with what they called a "tow the party line" attitude by U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. Some wanted to let the GOP politician know that, with recent redistricting, they, too, were now being represented by him. Others said it was a bi-partisan issue that needed his support. Whatever the case, and whatever their complaint, about 18 protestors wanted it known on Friday, outside Frelinghuysen's Morristown office, that there were problems, and they needed to be fixed. The crux of much of the group's reason for protest rested in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2010. That decision, upheld by the Court on Monday, said the First Amendment prohibited the government from …
Monday, June 6, 2011
In Morris County, there's usually not much of a contest in the fall.
Tuesday is the primary, and in Morris County, this is usually the most important election for state legislative and county races because of the Republican party’s domination. This year’s decennial redistricting of legislative district boundaries isn’t likely to change that. The most recent voter registration figures from the New Jersey Secretary of State’s office show that Democrats made only very slight gains in just the 25th and 26th districts, but both remain solidly GOP-leaning. Meanwhile, the 27th District, which only recently was redrawn to include some Morris communities, gained almost 15,000 Republicans while losing 5,000 Democrats—registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans, though. Since lopsided legislative makeups tend to …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Poll says half don't know who he is, but he'd still beat challenger.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez is doing fairly well in the latest statewide poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind polling center—even though about half of the voters in the state apparently have never heard of him. Maybe his relative success (the poll says he'd still beat potential Republican challenger John Crowley handily) is due to just how blue of a state New Jersey is. Maybe it has something to do with comparative name recognition—84 percent of those polled say they don't know who Crowley is. Or maybe voters, overall, just like the job the senator's been doing for the last five years. But is any of that true in Morristown? In heavily Republican Morris County? So voters, tell us what you think. Would you re-elect …