Politics | Cape May County Elections

Van Drew won’t challenge LoBiondo

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 27, 2014 07:42 pm

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

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, November 07, 2013 01:30 pm

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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UPDATED: Van Drew wins, ticket split for Assembly

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Written by Bill Barlow, Alex Davis, and Christie Rotondo Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:02 am

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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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Senate and Assembly candidates face off

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 22, 2013 01:16 pm

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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Van Drew loses ground in new Stockton poll

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:56 am

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

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 03, 2013 05:35 pm

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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Both sides call foul

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 03, 2013 01:45 pm

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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Van Drew dominates in Stockton poll

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 27, 2013 03:18 pm

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

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 27, 2013 11:13 am

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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Republican candidates vow to push for local economy

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am

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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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 10, 2013 02:19 pm

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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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