After seven years of Cory Booker, Newark will choose its first mayor in a race in which one candidate has criticized his opponent for ties to moneyed Wall Street interests and supporters of the other were charged with setting fire to a campaign bus.
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who leads his re-election challenger by 30 percentage points in polls, won the support of Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, one of the state’s most influential Democratic leaders.
The mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, met with the lawyer for a New Jersey legislative committee probing the deliberate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge ordered by allies of Governor Chris Christie.
U.S. prosecutors in New York subpoenaed records related to the business interests of David Samson, the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to people familiar with the matter.
Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the bidding process on two of the transportation agency’s major bridge projects wasn’t tainted by conflict of interest.
David Wildstein, whose “Got it” reply to an aide of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie triggered four days of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge, has told lawmakers the identities of e-mail users with whom he discussed the matter.