Thursday, September 6, 2012
Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Are you betting on Obama or Romney?
Thursday, September 6, 2012
It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters prefer Obama to Mitt Romney by the slimmest of margins, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: …
Friday, August 31, 2012
But the Democratic candidates for Moorestown council aren't buying into that theory.
And then there were two. Following the exit of Mayor John Button and his ticket from the council race, the field is back to Republicans vs. Democrats, and both tickets responded to the news of the third-party departure with confidence. “It’s a good thing for Republicans … There’s no question about it,” said Republican Committee chairman Steve Solomon, who said Button’s departure “definitely” plays to the GOP’s advantage. “We’re going to reunify ourselves now. All the divisive stuff is behind us, and that can only mean good things for the town,” said Solomon. Some, including members of the Republican Party, had theorized Button’s candidacy would peel off GOP voters, thus making a Democratic victory far more likely. Democratic candidate …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Patch columnist Marsia Mason sits down for a conversation with Moorestown Republican candidate Victoria Napolitano.
The only positive thing that can be said about the ongoing battle to turf the town is the fact that this has NOT been a partisan fight, Democrats against Republicans, but a tussle between citizens for how they think the Open Space funds should be used. In this insanely polarized world we now live in, how refreshing to know Mo’town is bucking that trend. To be sure, both sides of the argument are angry and absolutely positive they're right and the other side is wrong, but it is not a donkey/elephant thing. Into this fray comes a sweet young lass by the name of Victoria Napolitano, a Republican candidate for town council who, at 24 years old, believes she has what it takes to make this town a better place. I don’t know whether to laugh or …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Moorestown Republican candidates for council Phil Garwood, Victoria Napolitano and Pete Palko discuss Open Space, economic development, and why it's important to listen to everyone.
It may be overstating the obvious, but the job of any political candidate is to convey who they are to the voting public. Gearing up to compete in what will be a crowded race this fall, the three Republican candidates for council—Victoria Napolitano, Phil Garwood and Pete Palko—have their work cut out for them in that regard. “The more crowded the field is, the more challenging it is for any individual in the race to define who they are,” said Napolitano. “That’s the most important thing for us, and always was even when there were fewer people in the race. Our campaign is about letting people know who we are and what we want to do … Because then if they elect us into office, that to me says, ‘We like the way you’re thinking.’” Of course, …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Citing unfinished business, Mayor John Button confirmed Monday he would be running for township council in the fall with two new running mates.
Mayor John Button has quieted the rumor mill by officially confirming he will be running for township council this fall as an Independent alongside Randy Cherkas and Elaine Goralski. Button speculated on the possibility of an Independent run after the Moorestown Republican Municipal Committee passed over him and selected three new council candidates in March, but the mayor had so far refrained from announcing a decision. On Monday however, Button said he would be running: "I'm not ready to walk away from some of the work we've done." He lauded his running mates, saying both have "excellent financial backgrounds and leadership qualities." He said Cherkas, a member of the township planning board, and Goralski both have a track record of …
Monday, April 2, 2012
“I think we can put a strong ticket out there. It’d be interesting for the town.”
With the Democrats and Republicans having set their respective tickets, Mayor John Button is “strongly considering” running as an independent for township council this fall. The 4 p.m. petition filing deadline came and went Monday afternoon with no surprises. The Dems filed for their already announced slate, as did the Republicans. After finding out he’d been passed over by the Moorestown Republican Municipal Committee (MRMC), Button initially weighed either challenging the official Republican ticket in the primary, or running as an independent in the fall. Monday afternoon, the mayor said he did not file a petition and hadn’t yet made up his mind on an independent run, but was giving it very serious thought. “I’m getting a lot of …