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Township Republicans Hold Annual Kentucky Derby Fund Raiser

Township Republicans Hold Annual Kentucky Derby Fund Raiser

Township Republicans gathered May 5 at a Van Cleef Road home for their annual Kentucky Derby fund raiser. The event has become something to which party members look forward every year, said GOP Chairman Bob LaCorte. “Every year, people call and ask, are you having it?” he aid. This year’s event drew between 50 and […]

Election 2018: Kipnis Blasts Watson Coleman On School Violence Legislation Vote

Election 2018: Kipnis Blasts Watson Coleman On School Violence Legislation Vote

A potential Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman is attacking her for a recent vote on school safety legislation. Daryl Kipnis, who is running for the Republican nomination to challenge Watson Coleman (D-12) in November, said in a release that Watson’s “no” vote on the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018” shows that […]

Candidate Statement: Leftist Groups Professionalizing Student Movement

Candidate Statement: Leftist Groups Professionalizing Student Movement

By Daryl Kipnis. “The radical Left’s use of the Parkland student survivors to further its anti-gun agenda is disgusting and ghoulish,” New Jersey 12th District Republican congressional candidate Daryl Kipnis said Friday. “These traumatized children, after living through a horrific event that saw their friends, classmates and teachers killed, are now being used as political […]

FR&A Video: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Announces Re-Election Bid

FR&A Video: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Announces Re-Election Bid

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, (D-12), announced Feb. 10 that she’s running for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. After her kickoff announcement, Watson Coleman stopped by the Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus’s Black History Month celebration at the Senior/Community center, where the Franklin Reporter & Advocate caught up with her. Franklin […]

FR&A Video Story: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Committee To Hold Hearings On Cannabis Products

FR&A Video Story: Assemblyman Danielsen’s Committee To Hold Hearings On Cannabis Products

The committee chaired by State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) will in March begin a series of hearings on the topic of cannabis products. Danielsen’s committee, Regulatory Oversight/Federal Regulation Committee, will begin the hearings on March 5. Danielsen said he will seek to hold hearings in other parts of the state as well. The Franklin Reporter […]

Kipnis Announces Run For U.S. Congress

Kipnis Announces Run For U.S. Congress

Township resident Daryl Kipnis has announced that he is running to be the Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress from the 12th District. Kipnis, an attorney by trade, unsuccessfully ran in 2017 for the seat held by state Sen. Bob Smith (D-17). The Congressional seat is now held by Democrat Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, who […]

Randall Pinkett: No Question In My Mind That Trump Is A Racist

Randall Pinkett: No Question In My Mind That Trump Is A Racist

President Donald Trump is “vying for the most racist person I’ve ever met,” a township resident who was the 2005 winner of Trump’s “The Apprentice” television program said on a national news program on Jan. 12. Randall Pinkett, co-founder of a Newark-based consultancy, said on the “All In With Chris Hayes” program on MSNBC that […]

Democrats Retain Control Of Township Council, BOE Incumbents Defeated

Democrats Retain Control Of Township Council, BOE Incumbents Defeated

Democrats retained complete control of the Township Council and both Board of Education incumbents were defeated in the Nov. 7 elections. In regional races involving township residents, state Assemblymen Joe Danielsen (D-17) retained his seat. Unsuccessful were Township Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At Large), who ran for a seat on the Somerset County Board of Chosen […]

Somerset County Democrats Hold Pre-Election Gala/Pep Rally

Somerset County Democrats Hold Pre-Election Gala/Pep Rally

With less than two weeks before Election Day, several hundred Somerset County Democrats gathered in the township Oct. 27 for one last pep rally. And leading the cheers was the man who tops the statewide Democratic ticket, gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. This was Murphy’s second visit to the township in just about two weeks. On […]

Major LD 17 Senate Candidates Face Off In Piscataway Debate

Major LD 17 Senate Candidates Face Off In Piscataway Debate

PISCATAWAY – The two major party candidates for state Senate from the 17th Legislative District went toe-to-toe Oct. 25 in a late-campaign debate at Piscataway High School. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Bob Smith – whose hometown is Piscataway – and his Republican challenger, Franklin Township resident Daryl Kipnis, spent about an hour making the case for […]