N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP
A collection of political news from the Statehouse and around New Jersey
TRENTON — Kevin O’Dowd, Gov. Chris Christie’s chief of staff, has been subpoenaed to testify Monday before the state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.
CHRISTIE’S LATEST TRIP
Christie’s ongoing tour of the U.S. will include two stops on one day next month that could boost his presidential hopes: a fundraising visit to New Hampshire and a speech at a conservative Christian conference in Washington D.C.
POLL SHOWS VOTERS SUPPORT FULL PENSION
A new poll shows that even though the state’s pension system is billions of dollars in the hole, most New Jersey voters are not in favor of reducing payouts to retirees.
PRIMARY ELECTION RECAP
Here are five things we learned from Tuesday’s primary elections for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Richard Pezzullo conceded to Jeff Bell in the Republican Senate primary, making it official that Bell will face U.S. Sen. Cory Booker in November.
POLL: SENATE RACE
Who are you supporting in the Senate race: Booker or Bell? Vote in the informal, unscientific poll at right.
IN OTHER NEWS …
• State Sen. Richard Codey (D-Essex) plans to introduce a bill that will allow friends and family to temporarily take guns away from loved ones they believe are mentally unstable.
• Hector Castillo, a former candidate for governor, has been slapped with a big fine and a reprimand from the state’s campaign finance watchdog for misusing campaign funds and failing to file information.
• Christie received the Father of the Year award from the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council in New York City.
• The New Jersey State Board of Education approved resolutions returning partial control of their school districts to Newark and Paterson.