Category Archives: 2014 Congressional Midterms

In Long Branch, Jeff Bell Appeals to Republicans

Long Branch is known for many things—the beaches, boardwalk, dining, and diversity—but being a bastion of Republicanism is not one of them. Indeed, with a Democratic Mayor in office for twenty-two years, and a voter registration profile that benefits the … Continue reading

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Can This Man Defeat Cory Booker?

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Former Mayor Steve Lonegan, among the many Republicans assembled at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains last Thursday night, has reason to be confident in his king-making abilities. The occasion in question: a fund-raiser for Jeff … Continue reading

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In the Sixth District, it is Pallone vs. Wilkinson

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Four years ago, the Congressional Midterm races dominated national headlines. The media, recognizing something unique and largely unprecedented was underway within the GOP, became infatuated with the then-burgeoning Tea Party movement, a coalition of Rightwing anti-tax … Continue reading

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With Primary in the Past, Jeff Bell Moves Forward

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Jeff Bell’s supporters are feeling optimistic these days. Their candidate of choice, who mere weeks ago was dismissed by critics as having embarked on a futile endeavor, recently shocked his varied detractors and scored multiple political … Continue reading

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Republicans, What Just Happened?

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay After several long (and largely uneventful) months, New Jersey’s Republican Senatorial Primary has finally come to a close, albeit the outcome has left many in the GOP scratching their heads. The absence of a front-runner during … Continue reading

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Jeff Bell is Back in Jersey

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Though minimal media attention has assured it has gone largely unnoticed, there is currently a race for United States Senate underway in the State of New Jersey. While punditry and press alike seem to have written … Continue reading

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Republican Senate Field Narrows After Turkavage Withdraws

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Though the race is still hotly contested and the party heavily divided, the Republican Party managed to inadvertently narrow its Senatorial primary field to four candidates earlier this week. In a surprising development, budget-hawk Robert Turkavage, … Continue reading

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