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Sunday night: Watch the NJGlobe CD-3 Debate and Post Debate Analysis

The races for Congress in Monmouth County are snooze fests. Our incumbent congressmen, Chris Smith and Frank Pallone are heavily favored to be reelected by wide margins.

But just south of us in Ocean and Burlington Counties, the CD-3 race between freshman Democrat Congressman Andy Kim and Republican businessman David Richter is one of the most competitive and closely watch races in the nation. The partisan balance of power in the House of Representative could depend on the outcome of that election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, David Wildstein, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday night: Watch the NJGlobe CD-3 Debate and Post Debate Analysis

How Frank Pallone could lose his Chairmanship

Frank Pallone—not a crook

By Art Gallagher

Congressman Frank Pallone is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That makes him one of the most powerful Members of Congress.

The Chairmanship would naturally change hands if Republicans take control of the House. But even if Democrats retain the House, Pallone could lose his coveted position of power due to Governor Murphy’s paper ballot election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

New Jersey Globe Announces Congressional Debates

Monmouth County Congressional Races Deemed Uncompetitive

New Jersey Globe will be host debates in congressional races for districts 3, 5, 7 and 11, Editor David Wildstein announced this morning.

The hour long debates will be live streamed on facebook and youtube on Sunday nights, 9 p.m. The videos will remain on the platforms for voters to view as they choose their representatives in the 117th Congress.

Wildstein will moderate the debates.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on New Jersey Globe Announces Congressional Debates

Full of Schmid: Congressional candidate lies about her fundraising results

Stephanie F.O. Schmid

Stephanie Schmid, the presumed Democrat nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District, reported to the Federal Election Commission that her campaign has $76,671.20 cash on hand as of June 30. The campaign raised $38, 775.95 and spent $14,101.97 between June 18 and June 30, according to the certified Form 3 which was received by the FEC at 11:18 p.m last night.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Full of Schmid: Congressional candidate lies about her fundraising results

CD-4 Democrat Forum on Sunday Night

David Applefield, Christine Conforti and Stephanie Schmid are competing for the Dem nomination in CD-4

The candidates for the Democrat nomination for the House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District will participate in an online forum on Sunday, July 5 at 9:15 p.m.

New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein will moderate the discussion and host it on his facebook page.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CD-4 Democrat Forum on Sunday Night

Feds seek to dismiss Bridgegate plea by David Wildstein

The nearly seven-year story of Bridgegate came to an end Wednesday and this being New Jersey, there was a surprise twist.

In a letter to the court, the U.S. Attorney’s office asked to dismiss the indictments against former Christie Administration insiders Bridget Anne Kelly and William Baroni — whose convictions were overturned last month by the U.S. Supreme Court — and moved to toss out the guilty plea against David Wildstein, who testified for the government in the bizarre scheme of political retaliation.“Given the decisions of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, Mr. Wildstein, throug… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Remembering my father’s public service

Arthur V. Gallagher in the 1970’s

By Art Gallagher

As a blogger and political strategist I’ve been credited with writing, in real time, the political obituaries, of many candidates and office holders, Democrats and some Republicans, in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

This weekend I am sadly tasked with writing the real obituary for my father, Arthur V. Gallagher, from whom I inherited many traits, including the love for writing, politics and the conviction that government should be run efficiently to serve the people. Dad passed away peacefully last night at the age of 88, from non-COVID-19 related natural causes.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

‘I fully accept responsibility for my role,’ in Bridgegate scheme, says Wildstein, after Supreme Court throws out case

The Supreme Court may have thrown out the Bridgegate case, but the man who orchestrated the scheme to close the George Washington Bridge access lanes says what he did was wrong.

David Wildstein, a former Republican operative and Port Authority official, was portrayed in the Bridgegate trial as the architect of the plan to shut down the local toll lanes to the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against the Fort Lee mayor for failing to endorse Gov. Chris Christie for reelection.

Wildstein said the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision Wednesday to throw out the convictions of Bill Baroni and Bridget… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: , , | Comments Off on ‘I fully accept responsibility for my role,’ in Bridgegate scheme, says Wildstein, after Supreme Court throws out case

Christie’s book is worth reading

LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politicsformer Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him.  If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.

If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong.  Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Wildstein Gets Probation for Bridgegate Role

Bill Baroni, Gov Christie and David Wildstein

David Wildstein, the central figure in the Bridgegate scandal, was sentenced to three years probation today, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

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Posted: July 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »