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NJ-05 Debate: Garrett Chews Cho and...

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least one poll suggests it's this year's closest New Jersey House race, Save Jerseyans, and IF that's true...

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N.J. Dems need a geography lesson

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Everyone working up at the N.J. Democrat State Committee graduated from the public school system BEFORE the C...

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Christie, Cuomo Buck Obama’s ...

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There's little doubt that the Obama Administration's weak sauce screening procedures resulted in New York's fir...

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“Cory Booker was once a one-c...

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I'm under no illusions as to the effectiveness of a campaign heavily driven by the Gold Standard and social iss...

Immigration

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Belgard Stumbles, Fumbles Through NJ-03 Forum

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog [caption id="attachment_129300" align="alignright" width="300"] Tom MacArthur (left) lands another ...

Chris Christie

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Christie, Cuomo Buck Obama’s CDC on Ebola

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There's little doubt that the Obama Administration's weak sau...

Cory Booker

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“Cory Booker was once a one-cell zygote.”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I'm under no illusions as to the effectiveness of a campaign heavily driven by the Gold Standard and ...

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After Ottawa, we must realize that we are the militia

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David Ben-Gurion (left), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (center) and then-Congressman John F. Kennedy (right) in 1951.

The American Jewish Community Should Join the GOP

By Joshua A. Sotomayor-Einstein | The Save Jersey Blog [caption id="attachment_128429" align="alignright" width="259"] David Ben-Gurion (...

NJ-05 Debate: Garrett Chews Cho and Spits Him Out

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

garrettAt least one poll suggests it’s this year’s closest New Jersey House race, Save Jerseyans, and IF that’s true, it’s only because Rep. Scott Garrett wasn’t aggressively responding to Sandy-themed attacks from his Democrat challenger, Roy Cho, taking seed in the 5th Congressional District’s blue-ish Bergen communities. 

But now Garrett is fighting back, both fists fully-engaged, and anyone who listened to Saturday’s WRNJ radio debate was left with little doubt as to which man demonstrated true mastery of the challenges facing our country (Garrett) and, on the other hand, which isn’t quite ready for prime time and is still scraping by on Wikipedia-level knowledge of major issues

Listen:

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N.J. Dems need a geography lesson

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Everyone working up at the N.J. Democrat State Committee graduated from the public school system BEFORE the Common Core curriculum standards, Save Jerseyans, so there’s really no excuse for this e-mail (excerpted below):

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No one in Burlington or Ocean County considers themselves Central Jersey. Most New Jerseyans don’t even consider Central Jersey to be a real thing.

Is it any wonder why they’re getting destroying in NJ-03? Knowing where it is would’ve been a nice start! Now they WISH it was only a 1-point race…

 

Christie, Cuomo Buck Obama’s CDC on Ebola

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

There’s little doubt that the Obama Administration’s weak sauce screening procedures resulted in New York’s first Ebola case, Save Jerseyans. Governors Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) got together on Friday to go further than the Commander-in-Chief, further even than Christie went earlier in the week, by instituting a mandatory quarantine.

It’s the right thing to do. It’s a sign, regardless of how you may feel about either governor, that they’ve got cojones (unlike our president). And don’t think both men, shrewd politicians, aren’t acutely aware of the contrast… 

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“Cory Booker was once a one-cell zygote.”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

booker zygoteI’m under no illusions as to the effectiveness of a campaign heavily driven by the Gold Standard and social issues, Save Jerseyans, and the odds of a Jeff Bell upset aren’t getting any less daunting down the home stretch, but you can’t not appreciate his willingness to say what he thinks without pulling any punches whatsoever. Seriously!

My favorite line from Friday’s one-and-only 2014 U.S. Senate debate?

“Certainly, women have bodies, and I respect that,” Bell said when the abortion issue reared its ugly head. “They need to protect their bodies. But unborn babies have bodies, too. Cory Booker was once a one-cell zygote. And a one-cell zygote grows up to be a human being.”

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SHOWDOWN: Federal Court Halts N.J. Sports Wagering

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

meadowlandsracetrackJust one after Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation legalizing sports wagering in New Jersey, a federal court has stepped in and applied the brakes.

Federal Judge Michael Shipp granted a temporary restraining order, sought by the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA on Monday, stopping Monmouth Park from offering legal wagering on sports games this weekend for being violative of a federal ban and therefore, so they say, inherently harmful

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), a sponsor of New Jersey’s repeal, reacted with disappointment.

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Thanksgiving just got a lot less sucky, NJ motorists!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie declined to answer direct questions about the Transportation Trust Fund and a proposed gas tax hike, Save Jerseyans, other than to say that Trenton is working it out, as he stood side-by-side with Senate President Steve Sweeney and DOT’s Jamie Fox on Friday, cars whizzing by the Molly Pitcher Service Area at high speeds (and with a few honks) to celebrate the ceremonial opening of six new lanes between exits 6 and 9.

More on that later.

The cost of the $7 billion Turnpike capital improvement program (which looks pretty nice, by the way, and just in time for holiday shopping) was funded by a less-than-nice 53% Turnpike toll hike and a 50% Garden State Parkway toll hike…

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Accountability is Nonexistent

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

Want to know why we “need” to pay more, Save Jerseyans?

Are you being tired of being told there is no more waste to trim?

Try this on for size: federal workers who were placed on leave for disciplinary reasons, such as misconduct, security concerns or criminal issues, received $19 million while on leave this year ; during a three-year period, more than 57,000 employees were placed on leave for 30 days or more, costing taxpayers $775 million in salary alone.

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#NJSen Polling Avg: Booker +16

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

njsen10 days:

  • Monmouth (10/2 – 10/5,  477 LV) — Booker +15 / 53% to 38%
  • Quinnipiac (9/25 – 9/29, 1058 LV) — Booker +11 / 51% to 40%

 

Bonnie Doesn’t Know What’s In It. Or Doesn’t Care?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Eck Coleman Debate

There are plenty of reasons to support Dr. Alieta Eck over Asw. Bonnie Watson Coleman in the race to succeed Rush Holt, Save Jerseyans.

This exchange from Wednesday night’s debate is a good place to start:

“$500 million came out of Medicare because of the Affordable Care Act which you are in favor of, correct?” asked Eck, a medical doctor and co-found of the Zarephath Health Center, looking directly at Coleman.

“The Affordable Care Act?” Watson Coleman responded, apparently running on autopilot. “Of course, I’m in favor of it!”

Um… what?

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Good News for 2,800 Taj Mahal Employees

By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog

taj mahalGood news, Save Jerseyans:

As I was putting on the finishing touches of my ideas to keep the Taj Mahal open, The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Taj Mahal, which was in danger of closing on November 13, has no immediate plans to announce its closure (click here to read my last post if you’re not all caught up).

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After Ottawa, we must realize that we are the militia

Predictions for what happens next after Ottawa

By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog

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Kevin Vickers: Hero! (Photo credit: Fox News)

What happened yesterday in Ottawa is a horrible, terrible act of terrorism. Open, ordered, consensus-oriented Canada has been attacked by a home-grown jihadi who was mentally unstable and had a long criminal record.

A Canadian soldier was killed by a terrorist who shall remain nameless – whether he was a lone gunman or had accomplices is still under investigation –  who was then killed himself by Kevin Vickers, the parliamentary sergeant-at-arms and a retired member of the RCMP. He’s the hero of the day.

Some observations on what will come of this:

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We the Enablers

We, the People, Grant Legislators the Power of Political Arrogance!

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

Capitol Building StaticYou may have heard that Clay Aiken’s is running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall in North Carolina’s 2nd District Candidate, Save Jerseyans.

While I have nothing against either one, what I find disturbing is a comment recently made by Ellmers to the Kiwanis Club: “He’s an entertainer. He’s an actor. He believes that he can change costume and get into character and speak to whichever group and win them over.”

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YRs Deploy for MacArthur

By Brendan Quiñones | New Jersey Young Republican Federation

young republican volunteer macarthurOver the past three weeks, the New Jersey Young Republican Federation and its county affiliates have organized three volunteer deployments into various parts of our great state to aid the campaigns of strong Republican candidates. From supporting local candidates in Scotch Plains and Red Bank, to helping Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and his county running mates in Wayne, Young Republicans have been at the forefront of helping to move our state forward.

Now, with two weeks until Election Day, the New Jersey Young Republican Federation is asking for your help in making the final push, a successful push.

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Christie Hits Trail with MacArthur

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie and macarthurAfter stumping in Morris County for Jeff Bell on Monday and plenty of RGA candidates in the ensuing two days, Gov. Christie will head to the Mastoris Diner in Bordentown on Thursday to boost Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) down the home stretch.

The 1:00 p.m. meet-and-greet photo opportunity is part of the MacArthur campaign’s ambitious “Get Out The Vote for TMAC Tour” which is taking the congressional hopeful to every municipality in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District over the final two weeks before Election Day.

In truth, the Governor’s South Jersey visit may have more to do with Burlington County’s down-ballot contests than the House; MacArthur is building a double-digit lead in the district as GOP independent expenditure groups pile on and their Democrat counterparts check out.