Archive for the ‘elections’ Category

Oh Christ!

When anyone other than a lickspittle comes to the microphone:

That was not meant for me as I have been banned from speaking at Kenilworth council meetings. That was after the local lickspittle brought up a flyer that the opposition party sent out that included a claim that Kenilworth Democrats “added an additional 19 Borough employees.”

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Telltale Coattails

Republicans in Kenilworth won by a landslide. Was it a vote against the democrats in Kenilworth or Murphy as governor?

Looking at the Union County website with detail for 2021 on votes by district for both governor and council tells a tale.

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Post Election Day Prediction

Still a toss up in the race for governor in New Jersey and I see a recount with the party running the recounting finding enough votes to win.

As I recall, in Kenilworth last year the race was so close that it took about two weeks for the republicans to put up ‘Thank You’ stickers over their campaign signs. That is not the case this time around:

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Election Day Prediction

If you happened to be tooling around Kenilworth today on your way to vote you may have come across these signs which started appearing on Sunday as near as I can tell:

The signs do not tell you who to vote for which may make it alright for them not to contain a ‘paid for by’ sticker. Even though the Democrats came out with their lawn signs around Sunday as well and those signs did not have a ‘paid for by Harbor Consultants’ disclosure so they have their own ghosts.

But as to how this will impact the election outcome:

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Cloud of corruption lingers over city

nj.com has this gimmick where they give you just enough of a headline to get you interested but leave out a major piece of information, in this case the name of the city, to get you to either impluse-subscribe or pay $5 for the paper. It worked this Sunday with this story headlined:

Corruption has long been pervasive in New Jersey. Was this the state’s most corrupt city?

From no-show jobs and sweetheart deals, the business of government in New Jersey for some can be a game of opportunity.

I did buy the paper for the first time in years and it was worth it as I found a lot to relate to. In appreciation to nj.com I will keep the name of the city secret, substituting a K for wherever the city name appears and initials for names of people.

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Election Predictions – 2021

Based on past history the governor and commissioner outcomes are set. Notwithstanding the prevalence of Jack signs (and the welcome dearth of any commissioner signs at all) in my travels (which have been mostly in Morris and central Union County) Murphy will win by about 55% to 45% of the vote and the incumbent commissioners will ride that to about a 20% margin when you consider the Elizabeth and Plainfield super majorities.

The interesting race will be in Kenilworth where Republicans would take over with a sweep of the two council seats up for election and that is what I will focus on after a look at the history of gubernatorial election polls and outcomes as taken from RealClear Politics that make me believe that Murphy is a lock.

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Backing Holley

David Wildstein reported on how dangerous that can be:

The husband of Gov. Phil Murphy’s failed nominee for a seat on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has contributed $500 to Assemblyman Jamel Holley’s campaign for the Democratic State Senate nomination in the 20th legislative district.

Tim Carden, a onetime Democratic operative who served as Commissioner of Human Services in Gov. Brendan Byrne’s cabinet, is listed on Holley’s amended report with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission as contributing to Holley on April 9.

Ten days later, Murphy withdrew the nomination of Carden’s wife, Amy Rosen, to the Port Authority.

Which got me to wondering who else would put possible future Democrat-controlled jobs and contracts in jeopardy by backing Holley against the machine.

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Taylor Made Money Wheeling

wheeling”, the channeling of money through different political committees to avoid contribution limits.

It was a surprise to see Union County finance director Bibi Taylor running for an Assembly seat in the 21st district in February and then withdrawing the next month. It now makes perfect sense. She was Nick Scutari’s bag woman.

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Cryan’s Cronies

NJSpotlight took a look at next month’s 20th District primary in Union County:

Nothing on bondage but Cryan did get called out on one issue:

Coincidentally an anonymous follower took the trouble to document those family ties back in 2014:

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UC Dem Primary Results

When pot-boy Nick Scutari decided to jump the M/F/M/F line of succession to chair of the Union County Democratic Committee he got some pushback and, yesterday, some payback.

Internet coverage of the results with selected excerpts:

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