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Category: Cory Booker

Inky Backs Booker for Talking About Talking

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

obama and bookerI loved the Courier-Post‘s weekend smackdown of Aimee Belgard’s substance-bereft NJ-03 campaign, Save Jerseyans.

Endorsing her opponent, the C-P editorial board rightly dismissed Belgard’s candidacy as “talking about talking.”

Ironically, that’s apparently the very reason why the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board seems to think Cory Booker (D-Tiwtter) deserves a full term in the U.S. Senate.

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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, 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.

 

Caption Contest: The Telephone Game

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

An endless barrage of campaign phone bank calls is enough to drive anyone mad, Save Jerseyans, but can you imagine getting a ring from these two? The Belgard campaign posted this photo on their Facebook page over the weekend…

Caption it:

belgard and booker

Despite the Odds, #NJSen Might Be a Single Digit Race

By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog

booker bellJeff Bell has run a solid, issues-based campaign that, until recently, received little to no meaningful coverage from the mainstream press. 

As you well know Save Jerseyans, they only pay attention when the script fits their narrative.

But despite their disinterest in reporting on Bell’s ideas, like how to reign in government spending or how to restore the strength of the U.S. Dollar, a recent Stockton poll shows that Bell has moved to within single digits of social media darling Cory Booker (D-Twitter):

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#NJSen Poll: Booker Leads Bell By 15

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff BellThis one is slipping away without at least the “modest infusion” invoked in George Will’s #njsen piece, Save Jerseyans.

A new poll from the typically-reliable Monmouth University Polling Institute reports Cory Booker (D-Twitter) leading Republican U.S. Senate challenger Jeff Bell by 15-points, 53% to 38%

“Booker is on track to receive a full term in the U.S. Senate,” said Patrick Murray, the Polling Institute’s director. “Bell does somewhat better among those who are old enough to have voted the last time he appeared on a New Jersey ballot. However, few of them appear to remember him all that well.”

Click here to read the full polling report.

 

Bell Sees Hope in Q Poll, Takes Aim at National GOP

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff Bell megaphoneThere are two ways to interpret today’s new Quinnipiac Poll results for the New Jersey U.S. Senate race, Save Jerseyans.

Cory Booker (D-Twitter) campaign manager Brendan Gill tells PolitickerNJ that a 51% to 40% lead over Republican Jeff Bell is a good thing for his guy. And he’s not wrong. 50% is a good place for an incumbent to be just a few weeks out.

Jeff Bell and his long-time friend, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, see things a little differently. And they make some interesting points, ones which verify much of what we’ve been telling you for awhile.

But is it a different without a distinction?

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Booker Celebrates “Hero” Carter

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I know it’s customary to say nice things about old people on the occasion of a milestone birthday, Save Jerseyans, but don’t you think this one is a little… overboard? Even for the King of Twitter?

Hero? Hmm. I wonder if Cory Booker (D-Twitter) is referring to Jimmy Carter’s “heroic” antisemitism? Sweater-wearing plan to combat an epic energy crisis? Bending over backwards for Iran? One wonders… I’m racking my brain over here…

 

Rand Paul: Silent Star of Booker’s 1st TV Ad?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Screenshot from Cory Booker's first TV #njsen spot, "True"

Screenshot from Cory Booker’s first TV #njsen spot, “True”

He isn’t explicitly mentioned, Save Jerseyans, and you never see his curly hair or slight frame in the first campaign TV spot of 2014 released by Cory Booker (D-Twitter), but a rudimentary Google search sets the issue to rest:

Cory is talking about his buddy… Rand.

“I mean it, and I did it,” Booker brags in the 30-second spot.

Did what? There’s a few things in the fire (e.g. he teamed with Tim Scott of SC on the LEAP Act), but Booker and Senator Paul made headlines and raised eyebrows when the odd couple partnered to support criminal justice reforms in the realm of “non-violent” drug crime. Interestingly, the move put Paul squarely in opposition with Booker’s 2014 general election opponent, Jeff Bell, who advocates a more traditional conservative approach to social issues ranging from drugs to gay marriage.

Click here to watch it.

 

Booker’s Aversion to Debating is No Mystery

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Cory Booker and Rand PaulI don’t respect what he’s doing but I understand why, Save Jerseyans. Cory Booker (D-Twitter) is sitting pretty this morning with $3.5 million in the bank to this challenger’s $130,000+. He up by double-digits in the RCP average. Why risk a proverbial wayward political punch?

But even Chris Christie, who had much larger lead than Booker at this point in 2013, bothered to debate Buono twice.

Cory? He’ll debate Jeff Bell once on October 25th.

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Obama Approval Hits 36% in New Jersey

Booker Tops Bell By 13-Points But (Still) Well Under 50%

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Obama Bows to ChristieYou’re going to miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. The Great One had it right, Save Jerseyans.

A new FDU Public Mind poll of 721 registered voters out Wednesday found 42% of those polled supporting Cory Booker (D-Twitter) for reelection whereas 29% were in challenger Jeff Bell’s corner.

That’s a 13-point lead for His Royal Twitterness but he’s 8-points south of the 50% threshold with two months to go.

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We Could Use a Lil’ Voodoo, Mr. Senator!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Liberal 'Simpsons' writers parody "voodoo" economics... even though it worked.

Liberal ‘Simpsons’ writers parody “voodoo” economics… even though it worked.

Cory Booker (D-Twitter) launched his U.S. Senate reelection campaign last week, Save Jerseyans, but the man who prides himself on being a post-partisan and supremely hip leader chose to rely on some antiquated hyper-political rhetoric.

Specifically? For starters, he accused the GOP nominee Jeff Bell of peddling “voodoo economics.”

How retro! Now, Cory was just 11-years old when George Bush coined the phrase back in 1980 during the GOP primary campaign (I wasn’t yet born). So maybe he simply doesn’t know any better?

Background for Cory’s benefit: Bush Sr. was referring to Ronald Reagan’s strong support for supply-side economics.

Reagan won. Bush took the Veep spot. And the Reagan Revolution ushered in the largest peacetime economic expansion in the history of the United States of America.

 

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