The Green Bay Packers will eliminate the Dallas Cowboys from Super Bowl contention with a victory in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs next Sunday.
Governor Chris Christie will announce that he is a candidate for President of the United States. Christie’s independent polling numbers will drop to the low 40’s in New Jersey, but his national popularity will rise.
Kim Guadagno will officially be the Governor of New Jersey on more days than Christie will be in 2015. Yet, Guadagno’s name recognition will not exceed 20% in independent polls.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman will announce 3-4 indictments in the George Washington Bridge/Port Authority fiasco. Christie will not be one of them. Neither will Acting Governor Guadagno.
The November election, which will has the General Assembly on top of the ballot, will have a record low turnout.
There will be no change in the partisan balance of the General Assembly as a result of the November election.
Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French will retire in March.
In the 11th Legislative District, Vin Gopal and Joe Grillo will receive the Monmouth County Democratic Organization’s endorsements for Assembly. Former Assemblyman Dan Jacobson will challenge in the primary. Jacobson and Grillo will win the primary and be the nominees against Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.
Gopal and the Monmouth County Democrats will not participate in the candidate selection process for Assembly Candidates in the 12th or 30th districts.
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty will be the Democratic Freeholder candidate.
Incumbent Republican Freeholder John Curley will face at least two challengers for his renomination by the Monmouth GOP. If Curley survives the party selection process, he will face a well funded primary opponent.
Lou Fligor will be elected Mayor of Atlantic Highlands.
Frank LaRocca will become a Municipal Judge in Keyport and resign as Marlboro Democratic Chairman and and as Corresponding Secretary of the Monmouth County Democrats.