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LoBiondo announces campaign bus tour

Campaign bus sill stop for events on Saturday

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – Two days before filing deadline, the LoBiondo for Congress campaign will hold campaign events in ALL EIGHT COUNTIES of the 2nd Congressional District this Saturday, March 29th. The "Proven Leadership for South Jersey" bus tour will stop at the Ocean City Community Center, 18th and Haven Ave in Ocean City at 7:45 a.m. and at the Elks Lodge 2563, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township at 5:15 p.m.

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Bill Hughes earns spot in DCCC’s Red to Blue Program

Bill Hughes, of Northfield, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second congressional district, announced Monday that he has earned a spot in the first round of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Red to Blue Program as an emerging race. His is one of only 28 nationwide to earn this distinction.

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Van Drew won’t challenge LoBiondo

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Sen. Jeff Van Drew announced today, Jan. 27, that he will not run for Congress.

Van Drew’s name has often come up as a potential challenger to veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who has repeatedly won reelection by strong margins. So far, Bill Hughes Jr., the son of the former Democratic congressman Bill Hughes, has stated he will seek the seat.

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HUD auditing $25M Hurricane Sandy ad campaign that featured Gov. Christie

A federal agency is auditing how New Jersey spent $25 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds that were used in a marketing campaign to promote the Jersey Shore, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development told the Gazette Monday. 

“We have received a request from Congress and are performing an audit,” HUD spokesman Ian O’Connor said. He declined to comment further.

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Sutton announces he will not seek reelection to Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholder Frank Sutton of Egg Harbor Township announced he will not be seeking reelection to his post on the board during the governing body's meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The District 3 freeholder's term is set to expire in 2014.

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Amodeo, Brown retain District 2 Assembly seats

Longport Mayor Nick Russo, left, joins his running mate for District 2 Assembly, Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo, on election night Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. (Suzanne Marino) Longport Mayor Nick Russo, left, joins his running mate for District 2 Assembly, Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo, on election night Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. (Suzanne Marino)

NORTHFIELD – Republican New Jersey Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown appear to have held their seats in Trenton.

The incumbents were challenged by Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo, both Democrats, and independent challenger Gary Stein, who was running under the party and slogan Brownie Plus Me.

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UPDATED: Van Drew wins, ticket split for Assembly

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 Middle’s Andrzejczak the high vote getter out of four 

Jeff Van Drew, incumbent Democratic senator, will hold his seat in the 1st Legislative District, while it looked like the numbers were split for the Assembly, with Democrat Nelson Albano falling short.

As of Wednesday morning, the Republican camp was claiming a win for Cumberland County Freeholder Sam Fiocchi over Albano, whom the GOP slammed throughout the race with a series of ads casting him as “Arrogant Albano” over a letter written after being pulled over by a state trooper.

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Whelan wins; GOP takes District 2 Assembly, freeholder races VIDEO

Democrat Jim Whelan Democrat Jim Whelan  UPDATED

While Republicans claimed victories in races for District 2 Assembly, freeholder at large and District 4 freeholder in Tuesday general election voting, they conceded the big prize of the night in the race for the state Senate seat.

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New Jersey voters can help veteran organizations support themselves

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After nearly four years of pushing for a change to the law that governs how veterans organization can use the proceeds from the games of chance offered at the posts, these groups are hoping for their own luck as New Jersey voters consider the matter as a referendum on the November ballot.

 The Cardiff Memorial VFW Post in Egg Harbor Township has officially encouraged its 123 members to support the referendum.

 The matter was referred to the ballot in June 2013 after both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate voted unanimously for the question to appear in front of voters.

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Senate and Assembly candidates face off

Photo by Christie Rotondo/: Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Republican Challenger Susan Adelizzi Schmidt debated about jobs, taxes, tourism and more during Monday’s debate at the Old Court House. Photo by Christie Rotondo/: Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Republican Challenger Susan Adelizzi Schmidt debated about jobs, taxes, tourism and more during Monday’s debate at the Old Court House. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— During Monday’s debate, legislative candidates in the 1st District sparred over the local economy, taxes, and jobs at the Old Court House.

Political newcomer Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, the Republican challenger for state Senate, focused her arguments on what more needs to be done, while Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Van Drew stuck to improvements he has been a part of, as well as his bipartisan relationship with Gov. Chris Christie and Republicans in the legislature.

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Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

 Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

It looks like there will be a race for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo this year.

Dave Cole, 28, of Mantua Township, has announced that he has enough signatures for a place on the June primary ballot seeking the Democratic nomination to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in Congress.

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Hughes camp files complaint over GOP website

Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Jim Schroeder filed a complaint Monday, Feb. 10 with the Federal Election Committee over a National Republican Congressional Committee website mocking Bill Hughes Jr., who is challenging U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

The Republican site, www.billhughesjrforcongress.com, was up the day Hughes announced his campaign. In it, Hughes, a defense attorney, is accused of “a career of making big money trying to keep New Jersey’s most powerful and corrupt criminals out of prison.”

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Christie focuses on education reform, lowering taxes in State of the State

TRENTON — Despite the national attention on the governor for controversial lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, Gov. Chris Christie focused on improving education, lowering property taxes and driving down crime Tuesday in his annual State of the State address.

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Hughes begins fundraising efforts in bid for Congress

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NORTHFIELD — Bill Hughes Jr. has begun seeking donations for his 2014 congressional campaign to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives.

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Fiocchi claims ‘bittersweet’ win in 1st District, Albano yet to concede

Kristine Gabor, Sam Fiocchi and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt made up the Republican legislative ticket. Fiocchi is headed to Trenton.  Kristine Gabor, Sam Fiocchi and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt made up the Republican legislative ticket. Fiocchi is headed to Trenton. Republican Sam Fiocchi has called a “bittersweet” win for himself in the 1st District Assembly race, unseating incumbent Democrat Nelson Albano and splitting the ticket.

“I look forward to January when I move from the (Cumberland County) Freeholder Board to the Assembly and the hard work of helping Gov. Christie continue to move New Jersey forward,” Fiocchi said in a prepared statement Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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Pauls tops Shober to win Freeholder at-large seat

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Republican William Pauls defeated Bard L. Shober on Tuesday, Nov. 5, winning the election for an at-large seat on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Pauls, 57, a Mays Landing resident, received 32,280 votes or 55.50 percent of the total in a battle of first-time political candidates.

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Voters approve of minimum wage increase, allow veterans groups to use money for own expenses

New Jersey voters approved of the two ballot questions during the general election today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to a report by the Associated Press.

 The minimum wage will now be raised by $1 to $8.25 per hour and veteran organizations can now use the funds they raise from their raffles, bingos and other games of chance to fund their own expenses such as building maintenance.

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Hughes to challenge LoBiondo in 2014 Updated

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ATLANTIC CITY – Bill Hughes Jr. wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.

On Thursday, Hughes kicked off his campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

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Second Legislative District Senate race

Republican Frank Balles Republican Frank Balles Democrat Jim Whelan Democrat Jim Whelan

Democratic incumbent Jim Whelan is seeking another term in the New Jersey Senate representing the 2nd Legislative District, which includes much of Atlantic County. Whelan is challenged by Republican Frank Balles for the seat. They are each seeking a three-year term in the state Senate. New Jersey state senators earn $49,000 annually.

This campaign has been running for nearly a year and rather than look at all the issues The Current limited the candidates to just three questions.

Whelan and Balles were asked; What are two important issues in this election? What do you really want the voters to know about you? And why are you the best candidate for this job?

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Two seek District 4 freeholder seat

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Two candidates – one Democrat and one Republican - are seeking the 4th District seat on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election.

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