Tom Kean and David Friedland

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In the 1971 election, the Democrats garnered a one seat majority in the State Assembly. Despite this setback, Tom Kean, the outgoing majority leader, still managed to arrange a deal with David Friedland (then minority leader) for Kean to become the Speaker of the new Assembly.

In 2003, State Senator (and Jersey City Mayor) Glenn Cunningham led a group of alienated Democrats offering the position of Senate President to the Republicans. The current Republican higher-ups, lacking the verve and vigor of Tom Kean, demurred.

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About Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa.
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