November 6, 2014 |
State Sen. Donald Norcross decisively defeated Republican challenger and former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb in New Jersey's heavily Democratic First Congressional District race, according to unofficial election results. South Jersey Democrats raised $1.8 million for the race - more than 10 times Cobb's camp - to ensure the win. A Republican has not held the seat since 1965. Five independent challengers defeated were Mike Berman, Margaret Chapman, Donald Letton, Robert Shapiro and Scot Tomaszewski.
December 11, 2013 |
George E. Norcross III said Monday that he had bought out one of his partners in the company that owns The Inquirer, becoming the majority owner of the newspaper as he and other partners battle in court over control of the company. In a statement from his spokesman, Norcross said his General American Holdings firm had bought the shares of Krishna P. Singh, one of his allies in the ongoing ownership feud. Norcross now owns about 52 percent of Interstate General Media, which operates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
August 6, 2014 |
About 150 protesters gathered during a muggy three hours Monday outside a Cherry Hill restaurant where U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was attending a fund-raiser for State Sen. Donald Norcross' congressional campaign. Inside Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Norcross, Reid, and a swath of supporters from South Jersey and beyond dined on $2,600 per-plate meals at the private event. Norcross is the Democratic nominee for the First District seat vacated in February by Robert E. Andrews. He will face Republican Garry Cobb, a former Philadelphia Eagle, on Nov. 4. The district contains most of Camden County and part of Gloucester County.
April 17, 2014 |
TRENTON - State Sen. Donald Norcross raised $379,000 in the first quarter of 2014 for his First District congressional bid, which led campaign-finance filings disclosed Tuesday for South Jersey candidates for Congress. Fund-raising reports by the five other candidates for the First District seat were not available on the Federal Election Commission's website by Tuesday evening. The seat was vacated in February when U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews resigned to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm.
February 23, 2014 |
Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz says his rival business partner George E. Norcross III is mounting a public-relations campaign of "innuendos and lies" to help wrest control of the newspaper and its parent company. In his first extensive interview since the owners launched separate legal battles to end their partnership and sell off the company, Katz renewed his contention that Norcross was determined to reshape the Inquirer newsroom and influence its coverage. "It's very plain what he's doing and what he wants to do with the newspaper," Katz said Thursday.
April 16, 2014 |
WILMINGTON - Inquirer co-owner George E. Norcross III testified Monday that the newspaper's parent company was in a "tenuous" position after losing money the last two years and needed to quickly settle its ownership dispute through a private auction. To maintain what stability it has, Norcross also said, the company's editorial focus needs to shift to a "hyper-local" strategy of covering news. The March 2012 partnership agreement between Norcross and co-owner Lewis Katz gave each veto power over key decisions.
June 11, 2013 |
Newark Mayor Cory Booker scored a major endorsement Sunday night in his bid to become the next U.S. senator from New Jersey. George E. Norcross III, the insurance executive and hospital chairman who is seen as the most powerful figure in New Jersey Democratic politics, told The Inquirer he was endorsing Booker over two congressmen and a top state legislator expected to run in the August primary. Norcross is a managing partner of the company that owns The Inquirer. His connections to trade labor unions and business leaders mean he can quickly raise money in the unusual, shortened primary campaign and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts on and before Election Day. His endorsement also suggests Democrats across South Jersey, and perhaps the state, will fall in line and support Booker's candidacy.
June 5, 2014 |
State Sen. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) will face former Philadelphia Eagle, radio personality and Republican Garry Cobb in New Jersey's First Congressional District race this fall. Both candidates were backed by their parties and expected to win their respective primaries, which drew the interest of five other candidates but very few voters to the polls. Norcross, brother of South Jersey Democratic power broker and businessman George E. Norcross III, defeated three-term Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor, 59, and Frank C. Broomell Jr., 27, a graduate student and Marine Corps veteran from Sicklerville.
November 11, 2014 |
State Sen. Donald Norcross will be sworn in as the First District's congressman Wednesday, and his replacement in Trenton is expected to be named shortly. Norcross, a Camden County Democrat who defeated Republican Garry Cobb in Tuesday's election with 57 percent of the vote, will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, his campaign said. Norcross, 55, replaces former U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.), who resigned in February to take a job with the Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.
February 21, 2014 |
Inquirer co-owner George E. Norcross III urged his rival fellow owner Lewis Katz in late January to end their dispute by agreeing to sell the newspaper and its parent company in a private auction limited to the current owners. "It is indisputable that an auction among current owners is the quickest path forward," Norcross wrote in a Jan. 29 e-mail to Katz included in a court filing in Delaware on Wednesday. "A sale among the current owners is also the least costly way to solve our differences.