Bill Hughes Jr. seeks the Democratic nomination to run for New Jersey’s Second District seat in the House of Representatives.The Ocean City Democratic Club voted unanimously Wednesday to endorse Bill Hughes Jr. in his bid for the Democratic nomination for the state’s 2nd Congressional District, a seat held by Republican Frank LoBiondo since 1994.In a presentation and question-and-answer session, Hughes offered moderate opinions on a wide range of issues. He made no firm position statements.Born, raised and educated in Ocean City, Hughes said the island “is and always will be my home town.”Hughes, 46, is a Northfield resident and Atlantic City lawyer whose father served in the same Congressional seat from 1974 to 1995. He has a wife and three children.Dave Cole, an engineer from Mantua Township, is also seeking the Democratic nomination. A primary election is scheduled for June 3 and the general election for the two-year seat is on Nov. 4.Hughes has been identified by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as one of 35 candidates who could receive national support as part of a “Red to Blue” campaign program.While Hughes offered praise to underfunded Democratic challengers in the past two decades, he said, “Frank (LoBiondo) has never had an effective challenge. That ends this year.”Wednesday’s event was held in the lecture hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library with about 25 in attendance.
RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Borussia Dortmund scored a goal in each half through Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi to beat hosts VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday for their sixth straight Bundesliga win to stay on the heels of leaders Bayern Munich.The result lifted second-placed Dortmund to 57 points, four behind leaders Bayern, who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Portugal international Guerreiro tapped in a cutback from Thorgan Hazard after Erling Haaland had failed to connect in the 32nd minute and Hakimi fired in from a fine Jadon Sancho assist — his 16th of the season — in the 78th to make sure of the three points.The Bundesliga resumed last week, with no fans in attendance, after being suspended for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Dortmund central defender, Mats Hummels, was taken off at halftime with a knock on the leg, although he did not appear to be seriously injured.They are already missing injured Dan Axel Zagadou and Captain Marco Reus.“I briefly spoke to the doctor,” Dortmund’s Sports Director, Michael Zorc, said. “Mats had problems with his heel.“He has had them in training for some time.“We hope that he will be able to play on Tuesday.”The Wolves only briefly got a look-in when Renato Steffen was sent through right after the restart.But with only keeper Roman Buerki to beat, his shot glanced the bar and sailed high. They have now lost five consecutive home games to Dortmund, the first team to do that at Wolfsburg, while Dortmund have not conceded a goal in their two games since the league restart.Wolfsburg, who suffered their first defeat in eight league games, were left with 10 men when substitute, Felix Klaus, was sent off with 10 minutes remaining for a rough challenge.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichBorussia DortmundErling HaalandJadon SanchoThorgan HazardWolfsburg
After playing three matches at the ongoing NPFL Super Six Playoff in Lagos which has seen Enyimba win two and lost won, Head Coach of the Aba team, Usman Abdallah, remains positive of winning the championship.Speaking at the Agege Stadium at the weekend, Abdallah said: “Enyimba is in a good position to win the title but at the moment, it is not really on our hands as Kano Pillars enjoy the advantage now. “So, we are focusing on winning our remaining games and then see how others fare. We are not ruling out anything.”After defeating archrivals, Rangers 1-0 in the tournament’s first Eastern Derby, Enyimba crashed 2-0 to Kano Pillars and went on to crush Lobi Stars 3-1 to stay on six points behind Pillars who are on seven points.This evening at the Agege Stadium, The People’s Elephant will roll out its tank against FC Ifeanyiubah who have nothing to play for beyond pride after losing three matches here.The Enyimba coach restated that the playoff was a different kind of competition from the regular season.“I did say at the end of the regular season that the playoff present a different context and it is already showing here with unexpected results. We have an open aspiration which is to win the title or pick a continental ticket and we cannot consider any of the aspirations met until our last game.Meanwhile, Abdallah has promised to feature diminutive Chukwuka Onuwa for Agege fans to see him play live at the ground where he was adored.For three seasons, Onuwa was a favourite of fans of MFM FC. At the Temple of Football, as Agege Stadium was nicknamed, Onuwa orchestrated so many moves through ball passing and scruff of the neck runs that led to goals at the most crucial moments for the church club which in a surprising move, approved his transfer to Enyimba International at the start of the season.At the start of the playoff, Onuwa’s fans thronged the Agege stadium hoping to see him in action for the People’s Elephant only to be disappointed on all three occasions. A quiet agitation from the fans reached journalists who took it to Enyimba’s coach.“We have a rich squad and each player has his specific contribution to the squad which we select such players for. Onuwa is an important member of our team and he was almost going to come in against Lobi Stars…he will have his day and I can assure his fans especially the Lagos people that Onuwa is appreciated in Enyimba. I will play Onuwa for Lagos fans but they should not forget that before he plays for them, he is an Enyimba player,” explained Abdallah.TODAYRangers v Kano Pillars-3pmAkwa Utd v Lobi -5pmEnyimba v Ifeanyiubah -7pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram