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  • GOP’s Hugin Within Striking Distance of Embattled Menendez in NJ Senate Race

    10/23/2018 8:02:50 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahey
    Republican nominee Bob Hugin is within striking distance of embattled incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) with just two weeks until New Jersey voters select a U.S. Senator. The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls gives Menendez an eight point lead, but a Stockton University Poll released on October 1 showed Hugin trails Menendez by only two points–well within the margin of error. New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972, but Hugin, a wealthy retired pharmaceuticals executive, has already put $24 million of his own money into his campaign to win the seat for the GOP,...
  • Kamala Harris and Cory Booker campaign for South Carolina's black vote

    10/22/2018 5:51:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 22, 2018 | Hunter Walker
    Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both considered top potential 2020 presidential candidates, were only in South Carolina at the same time for about two hours last Friday morning, but their individual visits offered a preview of a potentially historic presidential primary featuring two leading African-American candidates. If they do decide to enter the race, they are likely to spend even more time in South Carolina, whose Democratic primary is traditionally one of the first on the calendar. It is also a state where African-American voters have been a decisive factor in elections.
  • Essex Freeholders Meet in Maplewood, Consider Future of ICE

    10/22/2018 10:18:30 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    TAP Into ^ | October 22, 2018 | REBECCA PANICO AND ANNA SANDLER
    MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. At its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood, the freeholders board passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position as ICE spokesperson. Dabul has publicly defended people who the Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled anti-Muslim. Dabul referred questions to ICE headquarters in Washington D.C. A spokesperson from headquarters responded with a brief statement, which included a link...
  • Police: Arrest Made In Maplewood, N.J. Home Invasion

    10/21/2018 8:57:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | October 21, 2018 | CBS 2
    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An arrest was made Sunday in a sexual assault and home invasion that rocked a quiet New Jersey town. Police said 40-year-old Muhammad Sharif of Irvington was taken into custody on Saturday, eventually arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and burglary.
  • Woman followed home, sexually assaulted in New Jersey (Maplewood)

    10/21/2018 8:49:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | October 17, 2018 | Anthony Johnson
    MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for a suspect and warning residents after a young woman was followed home and sexually assaulted. The home invasion and assault happened around 11:30 a.m. in Maplewood. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates that the man followed the victim home, forced his way into her house and sexually assaulted her. She was transported to an area hospital, where she was treated and released. The suspect remains at large.
  • Signs vandalized at Morris County, New Jersey Republican PAC HQ (In Left Wing Morristown)

    10/21/2018 8:13:09 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    New Jersey Globe ^ | October 21, 2018 | Nikita Biryukov
    The Morris County Republican Victory PACis offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who tore up campaign signs outside of the PAC’s campaign headquarters in Morristown. “I know Chip Robinson and other Morris Democrat leaders – while I disagree with them strongly on important issues, I know them to be honorable and decent people,” said Rob Zwigard, the PAC’s executive director. “I do not think Mikie Sherrill or her Campaign were at all directly involved in these despicable acts, however, the national and statewide Democrat rhetoric has created an environment where some find this abhorrent...
  • Democrat New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Man

    10/21/2018 9:00:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    OANN ^ | 21 Oct 2018
    Democrat New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is now being accused of sexual assault by a man. On Saturday, an anonymous man released a detailed four page document on Twitter, claiming the incident happened when Booker visited his workplace back in 2014. He claims Booker followed him to the bathroom, touched him inappropriately, and approached him for oral sex. The man says he reached out to two lawyers earlier this month disclosing his name, date, location, corroborating evidence, and two possible hearsay witnesses. The reported victim also said watching Booker’s defense of alleged sexual assault victims was “laughably ironic, jarringly cringe-worthy,...
  • Employee scammed into taking $1,200 from McDonald's safe

    10/19/2018 8:37:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | October 18, 2018
    An employee at a Hackettstown McDonald's was duped Wednesday into taking over $1,000 from the fast food restaurant's safe as part of a scam, police said. Police were called to the restaurant, located on Route 182, at 7:32 a.m. and discovered that an hour earlier an employee received a call from a man stating he was from McDonald's corporate, according to a release from the Hackettstown Police. The man told the employee, whose name was not released, to take money from the safe and use it to purchase gift cards so "corporate could deposit the money to help save jobs."...
  • NJ: Lance(R) has narrow lead among voters age 50+, poll says (Tossup Democrats Need)

    10/19/2018 7:48:21 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | By Nikita Biryukov
    Incumbent Republican leads Malinowski by 3 points in AARP poll Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) has a 38%-35% lead over Democrat Tom Malinowski among voters over 50 years of age in his close first election since winning the seat in 2008, according to a poll conducted by the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP). Green party candidate Diane Moxley had the support of 1% of the respondents. Freedom, Responsibility, Action candidate Gregg Mele was backed by 2% of the same. In New Jersey, voters tend to skew Republican as they get older. The opposite is true of young voters, who tend...
  • GOP Rep to top-ranking Dem who accused him of bigotry: 'Apologize to my children'

    10/18/2018 1:13:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) responded to Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-Ca.) implication that he was racist against Koreans on Thursday, asking him to apologize to his two children adopted from South Korea. In his tweet, MacArthur denied having said that his Korean American midterm opponent "is not one of us" and pointed out that he adopted Korean children who deserved an apology from Schiff. Hey @AdamSchiff - First, I didn't say that. Second, you should have done some research before you made such a disgustingly false claim. I have 2 adopted children from South Korea. I don't want your apology, but...
  • Stop calling me a 'sexual predator,' N.J. mayor tells opponent and critics

    10/18/2018 4:43:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Faced with allegations on social media of sexual misconduct with teenage boys, Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman requested restraining orders this week against four people -- including his Republican opponent and an alleged victim -- to keep them from making defamatory statements about him. Reiman, a Democrat running for his fifth term as mayor, denies claims he is a "sexual predator" and said he does not want Carteret voters to be swayed by the allegations when they go to the polls in three weeks. "While it is campaign season and underhanded tactics may be expected, there is no place in our...
  • Hillary Clinton seemingly unharmed in car crash

    10/17/2018 10:21:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/17/18
    Hillary Clinton appears to have been unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was headed to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. The vehicle pulled into a parking garage, made a left turn and hit a concrete crossbeam. Clinton emerged from the van and walked to the fundraiser, where she was the featured guest. The Secret Service says no injuries were reported, and the Jersey City Police Department is investigating. In its accident report, police say the...
  • Sleazy Bob Menendez’s Sinking New Jersey Campaign

    10/17/2018 6:04:01 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The Democratic effort to save him may end up torpedoing their chances of retaking the Senate. The metaphors don’t get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her Me Too sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking-garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic senator Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing convicted serial sexter and underage girl stalker ex-Democratic representative Anthony Weiner. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the accident. But politically, damaged goods plus damaged goods equals...
  • Furious about prostitution campaign ad, Menendez calls opponent 'slimiest of slimeballs'

    Calling his opponent "the slimiest of slimeballs," Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at his Republican opponent Wednesday over a controversial attack ad resurrecting old and unsubstantiated allegations that the New Jersey Democrat had once engaged in trysts in underage prostitutes. Accompanied by more than a dozen high-profile Democratic women at a press conference in Hackensack, Menendez angrily accused Bob Hugin of resurrecting false and salacious charges in what he called a "desperate and blatantly false ad." "These are lies. I know it, you know it, and Bob Hugin damn sure knows it," declared Menendez. "Hugin is spreading so many lies...
  • Sinking Sleaze-Bob Menendez

    10/17/2018 11:26:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 17, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The metaphors don't get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her #MeToo sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing convicted serial sexter and underage girl stalker ex-Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the accident. But politically, damaged goods plus damaged goods equals an epic car wreck. Tone-deaf Clinton had just earned recriminations from the left's resistance wing for...
  • Hugin has now spent $24M of his own money to beat Menendez in N.J. Senate race

    10/17/2018 6:10:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies Advanced Media ^ | October 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON -- This is why Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin has been able to blanket the airwaves with ads attacking U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, making their race much closer than expected. Hugin, a former Celgene Corp. executive, has pumped $24 million of his own money into the race, and his campaign has now outspent Menendez by almost 3 to 1, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. Through Sept. 30, Hugin spent $22.7 million to $7.6 million for Democrat Menendez. He outspent Menendez, $14.1 million to $2.9 million, just in the last three months. That money funded $9.3 million on...
  • Anti-Semitic and racist KKK fliers dropped in Philadelphia suburb

    Pamphlets discovered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which has a large Jewish community. Anti-Semitic and racist KKK fliers dropped in Philadelphia suburb Pamphlets discovered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which has a large Jewish community By JTA 16 Oct 2018, 8:38 am 0 Flier discovered in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia (Screenshot CBS Philly) Flier discovered in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia (Screenshot CBS Philly) 62 shares Anti-Semitic and racist fliers supporting the Ku Klux Klan were dropped on dozens of homes in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb with a large Jewish population. At least 30 homes in the southern New Jersey township discovered...
  • Surrender? Schumer’s Super PAC dumps $3 million on ads — to protect Bob Menendez in New Jersey

    10/16/2018 3:53:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Hoo boy. Only two possible explanations for this that I can see, and they’re both bad for Dems. (And not mutually exclusive.) 1. Team Schumer is showing rank favoritism towards Chuck’s tri-state buddy Menendez, prioritizing his reelection above that of Democratic incumbents like McCaskill and Tester and Donnelly who are under severe threat in red states. 2. Team Schumer is performing triage, writing off McCaskill and Tester and Donnelly — and the Democrats’ hope of a Senate majority — as electorally dead and focusing instead on saving blue states that were supposed to be safe but maybe aren’t. Bad day...
  • Senate Dems race to save Menendez in deep-blue New Jersey

    10/16/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | REID WILSON
    A Democratic super PAC with close ties to Senate leaders plans to spend $3 million on last-minute advertising aimed at saving Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who faces an unexpectedly difficult race against a self-funding Republican businessman. The Senate Majority PAC will spend money on statewide television advertising bashing Bob Hugin (R), the retired pharmaceutical CEO who has spent $15 million on his own campaign. “Bob Hugin is a Trump sycophant who is funding his campaign off the millions he made raising prices on cancer drugs as a pharma CEO,” said Chris Hayden, a Senate Majority PAC spokesman. Hayden said the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Van Crashes Before Bob Menendez Fundraiser (video)

    10/16/2018 9:24:12 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s van crashed inside a parking garage prior to a fundraiser for Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday. Video obtained by NTK Network shows Clinton’s van pulling into a parking garage and crashing into something before Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin, exit the vehicle. The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) mocked the accident on Twitter: LIVE LOOK at @HillaryClinton trying to save @SenatorMenendez. (Spoiler alert: she crashes.) #NJSen — The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 16, 2018 VIDEO