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Van Drew loses ground in new Stockton poll

GALLOWAY— A Stockton poll released Tuesday found that the gap between candidates in the 1st District Senate race is narrowing, but only slightly. 

Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Van Drew now holds 58 percent points against Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt’s 29 points, according to the poll.

Just last month, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton announced that Van Drew had 62 percentage points and Adelizzi-Schmidt had 29.

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Poll: Strong lead for Van Drew, closer match for Assembly

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP— Sen. Jeff Van Drew is leading by a large margin in the race for the 1st District Senate seat, showed a Stockton poll released on Friday.

The Democratic incumbent was leading with 62 percent, according to the Stockton Polling Institute. Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt has 29 percent.

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Van Drew dominates in Stockton poll

Polling institute says Assembly race is tighter

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP— Sen. Jeff Van Drew is leading by a large margin in the race for the 1st District Senate seat, showed a Stockton poll released Friday, Sept. 27.

The Democratic incumbent was leading with 62 percent, according to the Stockton Polling Institute. Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt has 29 percent.

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Republican candidates vow to push for local economy

OCEAN VIEW — Republican Legislative candidates in the 1st District race introduced their eight-point plan to boost jobs and the local economy at the Ocean View Car Wash Tuesday.

Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Jeff Van Drew for state Senate, said their plan was created after speaking with several small business owners and employees throughout the summer.

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Senate race heats up

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Both sides say the gloves could come off this year

The First Legislative Senate race is starting to heat up, in a way voters in the district may not be used to.

Republican Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt is challenging incumbent Democrat Jeff Van Drew, and Schmidt is alleging that Van Drew seems to be gearing up for some mudslinging in his campaign.

“It is not something we’ve seen a lot of in the First Legislative District,” Adelizzi-Schmidt said Tuesday.

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Atlantic County Republican organization endorses Pauls for freeholder

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Republicans officially nominated Will Pauls of Hamilton Township as its candidate for freeholder at large. Pauls’ name will appear along with Gov. Chris Christie’s and the party’s other endorsed candidates on the official Republican line in the June primary.

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Lautenberg won’t seek re-election

Frank Lautenberg has decided not to run for reelection. Frank Lautenberg has decided not to run for reelection.

Longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg will not seek re-election in 2014.

The senior senator from New Jersey, the oldest current senator, he is reportedly the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate.

Lautenberg plans to announce his decision tomorrow in his hometown of Patterson.

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Balles announces State Senate campaign

Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles looks as an overflow crowd fills Gary’s Restaurant in Pleasantville on Monday, Feb. 11. Family, friends and local politicians came to show their support for Balles, who announced his campaign to run for the State Senate 2nd district seat. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles looks as an overflow crowd fills Gary’s Restaurant in Pleasantville on Monday, Feb. 11. Family, friends and local politicians came to show their support for Balles, who announced his campaign to run for the State Senate 2nd district seat.

PLEASANTVILLE _ Saying he will personally recruit jobs and businesses to come to New Jersey, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles announced his candidacy Monday, Feb. 11 to represent the 2nd district in the New Jersey Senate.

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Amodeo, Brown announce re-election bid

SOMERS POINT – While it has been long expected that the current 2nd District legislative team has plans to remain in Trenton; Republican Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown chose Sunday afternoon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here to announce their intention to seek another term in office.

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Military costs too much

Hi all. A quick history lesson. Which American president wrote the following: "Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes and the opportunities of fraud growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

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New Jersey voters to face question on raising minimum wage (POLL)

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -  When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the general election, they will be asked their opinion on a few ballot questions that will amend the New Jersey Constitution, including one on whether to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey from $7.25 per hour to $8.25 per hour.

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Both sides call foul

GOP, Dems accuse each other of negative campaigning in Legislative race

With the Nov. 5 election looming, both Democrats and Republicans seeking legislature seats in the 1st District are turning up the heat.

Republican Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt has called out Democratic incumbent Jeff Van Drew over negative campaign ads.

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NJ's 1st District Republicans focus on women’s issues

GOP candidates accuse Dems at round table discussion Tuesday

Sen. Diane Allen talks about women’s equality legislation with Republican legislative candidates Sam Fiocchi, Kristine Gabor, and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, as well as Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande. Sen. Diane Allen talks about women’s equality legislation with Republican legislative candidates Sam Fiocchi, Kristine Gabor, and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, as well as Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Rape shield laws, concessions for working mothers, and sales tax-free breast reconstructive surgery may sound like ideas from the left side of the aisle.

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SJ building and construction union backs Booker for U.S. Senate

WINSLOW — Calling Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker “a visionary who will fight for New Jersey's disappearing middle class,” Jim Kehoe, president of the Southern New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, representing 25,000 union men and women in 19 member unions, announced Thursday, July 11 that the council unanimously endorsed Booker's candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

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Pauls unseats McDevitt in freeholder at-large race, unofficial results show

GOP Pauls unseats McDevitt in freeholder at-large race, unofficial results show Incumbent At-Large Atlantic County Freeholder Joe McDevitt of Ventnor has been unseated in a challenge by William Pauls of Hamilton Township, according to unofficial results from tonight’s primary (Tuesday, June 4).

McDevitt, running as a “Reagan Republican,” lost to Pauls, the endorsed Atlantic County Republican Party candidate, according to unofficial results provided by the Atlantic County superintendent of elections.

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In politics, one can accumulate enemies by doing what is right

Gadfly (noun): 1. any of various flies that bite or annoy livestock. 2. a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism. (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionry/gadfly)

I have often been unfairly attacked and insulted over my politics. But no attack or insult hurts more than being called a “gadfly.”

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Mazzeo, Russo make bid for Assembly

Atlantic County Democrats support Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo as they announce their intent to run for the 2nd Legislative District Assembly seats Monday, Feb. 11 in front of the shuttered Pathmark in Egg Harbor Township. From left are Pleasantville Council President and vice chairman of the Atlantic County Democratic party, Judy Ward; Freeholder Colin Bell; Freeholder Charles Garrett; Mayor Vince Mazzeo; Galloway Councilman Jim McElwee; Mayor Nick Russo; State Sen. Jim Whelan and Charles Harlan.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two local mayors introduced themselves to a larger group of constituents as they make a bid for state assembly in New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District.

Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo announced their candidacy for state assembly before a crowd of supporters including state Sen. Jim Whelan Monday, Feb. 11 at the former Pathmark grocery store on the Black Horse Pike.

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Seth Grossman, former Current and Gazette columnist, announces bid for governor

SOMERS POINT ­– Seth Grossman, a former Atlantic City councilman and Atlantic County freeholder, announced tonight (Friday, Feb. 8) that he intends to run for governor in the June 4 Republican primary against incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

The Somers Point attorney and former columnist for The Current and Gazette Newspapers said he intends to formally announce his plans Tuesday morning in front of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.

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Bad actors will obtain their weapons legally or otherwise

The year 2012 will go down in American history as a tumultuous year featuring many storms, both literally and politically.

We weren't faced with just storms; we were directly hit by super storms. A super derecho and Hurricane Sandy rocked both our region and state.

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It’s time to take a different tack with violent mental illness

Our Declaration of Independence says that although “our Creator” endowed each of us with “certain unalienable rights” including “life” (the right not to be murdered), we need governments “to secure these rights.”

This idea is in the Bible, where God tells Noah to respect and protect the life of every human being. And where Moses sets up a system of laws and judges.

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