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Category: Chris Christie

Christie to Chamber: “I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie staring at town hallGov. Chris Christie was in one of his blunt moods at Tuesday’s U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit in Washington, D.C., Save Jerseyans, letting the audience gathered to hear his keynote address know, in no uncertain terms, that he’s “tired” of minimum wage proponents behaving as if raising it is an elixir for America’s economic ills.

“Is that what parents aspire to for our children?” Christie, according to The Hill, told a large H Street crowd. “They aspire to a greater, growing America, where their children have the ability to make much more money and have much great success than they have, and that’s not about a higher minimum wage.”

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Christie in Morristown: Let’s Debate, Cory!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Photo credit: @NJGOP/@JeffBell2014

Photo credit: @NJGOP/@JeffBell2014

The Bridgegate-embattled New Jersey Republican establishment opted out of taking an active role in the 2014 U.S. Senate primary, Save Jerseyans, a move which allowed the politically-savvy Reagan campaign veteran Jeff Bell to manufacture an upset victory on the June ballot.

It’s been all uphill from there

But you’d never know it Monday morning at the Morristown Diner where Governor Christie, in full campaign mode ahead of another two-day out-of-state RGA swing, once again stood side-by-side with Bell and laid into his fair weather friend Cory Booker (D-Twitter) for consenting to only one debate.

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Christie’s Most Important Election?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie iowaWhile the GOP may be favored to capture the Senate and expand its House majority on November 4th, Save Jerseyans, gains in our nation’s governor mansions appear to be more elusive.

It’s complicated. To be fair, RGA Chairman Chris Christie had his work cut out for him from day numero uno. Big time. Unlike the Senate picture, this year’s gubernatorial battleground map is heavy on Republican defenses. How heavy? No less than nine GOP incumbents are running for reelection in states where Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012. An all-but-certain GOP loss in Pennsylvania coupled with a narrow but real Democrat edge in Maine have, cumulatively, kept New Jersey’s Governor on the road, almost constantly, visiting diners and raising money.

So this morning, Gov. Christie will wrap up a retail stop with Jeff Bell in Morris County and depart immediately thereafter for Kansas and Colorado and then, on Tuesday, he visits Maryland, Illinois and Michigan.

But make no mistake about it: the urgency felt by Team Christie extends well-beyond the sky-high stakes of Election 2014.

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Christie Signs Sport Wagering Legalization Bill

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

meadowlandsracetrackTaking another step beyond his September administrative action to stop prosecuting sports wagering in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation on Friday (S-2460) that removes prohibitions blocking sports wagering in the Garden State.

“As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey,” said Gov. Christie in a press release. “But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation. I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

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Christie’s Epic Public Union Smackdown

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Regardless of how you feel about the hiring of Joey D’s kid, Save Jerseyans, you’ve gotta love last night’s Christie Christie radio smackdown of a troll public sector union caller who called to take on the Governor and walked away dragging his tail between his legs when Christie let loose an epic rant on the public pension/benefits system

We don’t get to see much of this guy anymore. I miss him:

Christie, Bell Set to Campaign at Morristown Diner

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

bell and christieJeff Bell recently told Mark Levin that Chris Christie would, in fact, stump with him down the final stretch of this year’s #njsen election.

Now we have the details, Save Jerseyans.

The duo will greet patrons (and likely field questions) at the Morristown Diner (73 Morris Street) at 7:45 AM on Monday, October 20th.

Polling in the race shows anything from a high single-digit to low double-digit lead for Cory Booker, a freshman Democrat who represents Twitter.

 

Ask the Governor at 7PM

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

It’s time for yet another rousing edition of NJ 101.5‘s ‘Ask the Governor’ program, Save Jerseyans.

Once every month, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hops behind a radio microphone and fields your questions. Tonight, I’d expect to hear discussion on topics including his RGA travel schedule, the latest regarding Atlantic City’s condition and his position on a new gas tax hike push

Watch a live stream right here beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The station’s call-in information is below the fold…

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Christie’s RGA Raises $21.5 M in Q3

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

The RGA logo.

The RGA logo.

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is waging some tough defensive battles (22 seats including ME, WI, PA, FL, KS, AR) this year, Save Jerseyans, but if the GOP ends up losing a net number seats, it certainly won’t be for lack of money.

On Wednesday, the Christie-led organization announced a $21.5 million haul in third quarter of 2014; that brings its year-to-Sept. 30th total to $72 million raised.

When all is said and done, the RGA will have drawn from a pool of roughly $100 million for the 2014 cycle.

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Christie Visits Maine, Lauds “Common Sense Conservative Republican Leadership”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The Governor was on the ground in Maine on Tuesday with his colleague Governor LaPage, Save Jerseyans, fighting to help him get across the finish line in a race that’s within 1-point per the RCP average:

Wednesday: Pelosi Protest, Obama Visit and Christie Radio

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

nancy pelosi

Nancy Pelosi poses with the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.

Wednesday will prove a politically-busy day in the Garden State, Save Jerseyans:

  • Governor Chris Christie is slated to visit NJ 101.5 for his monthly ‘Ask the Governor‘ radio program.

Christie, Brownback Scream for Ice Cream (VIDEO)

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The latest polling suggests that Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) may yet overcome a tough challenge from Democrat Paul Davis in the Sunflower State, Save Jerseyans, so Gov. Chris Christie dropped by on Monday to try and lend a hand… and eat some stuff that’s not on his diet at Freddy’s Frozen Custard in Wichita:

Christie Unpopular in Perennially Wrong Poll

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Polling StationWe have new Rutgers-Eagleton poll results out today that show Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating upside down at 42% favorable to 45% unfavorable.

Okay. There’s no doubt he’s down across the board from this time last year, Save Jerseyans. No question about it. And most of the reasons for the trend are obvious. But as I have detailed for you in the past, the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll is our state’s least consistent survey. They’ve always got the margin wrong. In every big race. Every single time.

Not trying to be mean but it is what it is.

Just take that for whatever it’s worth. I’m going to continue to take every Rutgers-Eagleton release with a grain of salt until they get one right. Click here if you want to check it out anyway.

Christie: Wolf Will Make PA “Unaffordable”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie isn’t backing off of this year’s uphill Pennsylvania gubernatorial defense because he can’t, Save Jerseyans. Not with Republicans currently projected to lose three governors in the RCP average.

Here’s some footage from Thursday’s Valley Forge rally:

Christie to NAACP: “Sinners” in Both Parties

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie’s Saturday NAACP talk hit on familiar themes, Save Jerseyans, ones which he’s expected to carry into his presidential campaign with the expectation of echoing (repeating might be too big of a climb) the electoral breadth of his 2013 Garden State victory. “I don’t think second chances are just the domain of Democrats or Republicans,” Christie told the membership luncheon attendees gathered at the Hilton Parsippany. “Because from my perspective, we have sinners and wrongdoers aplenty in both parties.”

Here’s the full speech (it runs a little over half an hour):