Carl Craft

Carl Craft

Carl Craft

CANTON, GA - MAY 17: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a campaign event for Gov. Brian Kemp on May 17, 2022 in Canton, Georgia. Kemp touted a one-time tax refund included in the state budget he signed last week on a statewide bus tour to meet and talk with voters ahead of the May 24 primary. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Local reaction to President Biden’s re-election bid, made official in a video yesterday.  Two of New Jersey’s top politicians say they’re backing it.  That’s Gov. Murphy and Senator Corey Booker.  Murphy and Booker were both considered potential presidential candidates in 2024.  They’re apparently sitting it out.  Meantime, former Governor Chris Christie is mulling a run at being the Republican nominee for president in 2024.

Christie has been touring early primary states, doing interviews and town hall meetings.  Here’s a link to a recent town hall that Chris Christie on 4/20/23 did via CSPAN.

Christie thinks he can be someone to “call out” Donald Trump according to this article in Business Insider.

Other local news stories we’re following today include these:

  • Man dead after possible police shooting in Old Bridge

    A man is dead following a police-involved shooting in Old Bridge, New Jersey Monday afternoon.  The incident happened on Woodland Avenue in the Laurence Harbor section just after three p.m.  Officials aren’t providing many details, but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.  Neither his name, nor that of the officer who appears to have shot him are being released.  The state Attorney General investigates all police involved shootings.

  • Was that a grenade found in Red Bank?

    Authorities are investigating after crews in Red Bank found a possible grenade in a storm drain on yesterday morning. The state police bomb unit recovered the object near the intersection of Tilton Avenue and River Street. The crew found the grenade while conducting routine maintenance but it’s not clear if the grenade was real.

  • A fungus is a concern for elderly parents in group home settings

    If you have elderly parents heads up.  Especially if they live in a group setting.  There’s a fungus that’s apparently moving pretty quickly through those places.  Health officials are watching the spread of Candida auris fungus.  It causes a rash, fever, and other complications.  It doesn’t respond to commonly used anti-fungal drugs.  That’s the concern.

  • New poll suggest pot support falling

    Pot in the news:  A Stockton University poll says that support for weed dispensaries in people’s local towns is high.  The support is high, but down 3% from last year.  53% of people support pot dispensaries in their town.  Down from 56% the year before.  39% of people polled are against pot shops in their town.  That’s up 3% from last year.

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