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Breaking Down Bell vs. Booker & Paul

By Charlie Barr | The Save Jersey Blog

Rand PaulCory Booker (D-Twitter), a potential contender for the 2016 Vice Presidential short list, recently teamed up with Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), a potential 2016 Presidential Candidate to introduce (and at the same time make a pretty large political statement) the REDEEM Act (Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment). The Act targets the United States’ criminal justice system in regards to non-violent crimes.

Non-violent crimes, as Paul points out, is about the war on drugs; not the type of non-violent crime where some sort of theft or other crime that physically violates the rights of another individual are at odds.


Van Drew Aids Booker, Looks to 2016

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1)

State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1)

State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1) took a pass on a CD2 run against Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2) this year, Save Jerseyans, leaving his party’s chances for a New Jersey Democrat House pick-up in the less-than-capable hands of Bill Hughes, Jr., scion of a political family led by his father, former Congressman Bill Hughes.

I say less-than-capable because Hughes has $342,199 on hand, hardly an inspiring amount of cash for a Democrat challenger in a PVI D+1 district where the multi-term incumbent boasts a better than one million dollar advantage. Hughes will likely post a less-than-inspiring finish in November barring a major Lobiondo slip-up or a dramatic reversal of the national climate trajectory (we just found out that President Obama is solidly upside down statewide at the moment, so he’s likely even less popular in the redder reaches of South Jersey).


2nd Poll Finds Booker Under 50%

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Booker-Corzine-Obama-and-Weinberg43% to Republican nominee Jeff Bell’s 23%, Save Jerseyans (click here to read the full report/data tables).

Here are some more details from Patrick Murray’s Monmouth Polling Institute:

“When asked whether Booker should be reelected, 44% of New Jersey voters say he deserves another term while 35% say it is time to have someone else in that Senate seat. Four months ago, a solid majority of 55% said that Booker should be reelected. The number of voters who say it is time for someone new, though, is basically the same as it was in February (33%). The shift in support for Booker has come from those who previously said he deserved reelection but now say they are unsure – 21%, up from 12% in February.”


Meanwhile, on the Planet Instagram…

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The Middle East is on fire? Underemployment remains at record levels? There’s plenty of substantive, urgent, critical stuff for a U.S. Senator to tackle?


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#NJSEN Poll: Booker Under 50%

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff BellHe’s got a steep hill to climb, Save Jerseyans, but a new Rasmussen Reports poll out Thursday found GOP U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell trailing Cory Booker (D-Twitter) by just 13-points, 48% to 35%, in New Jersey. A full 4% said “other and 13% are undecided with about 4 1/2 months to go.

Steve Lonegan lost to Booker by 11-points in last year’s special election. Joe Kyrillos lost by almost 20-points and failed to break the 40% mark in 2012, the last N.J. U.S. Senate race to occur in a general election cycle.

Don’t get too excited, but while polling under 50% is hardly fatal for an incumbent a few months out, it also isn’t great given Booker’s near universal name recognition.

If 2014 turns out to be a GOP cycle, then a well-funded Republican challenger could give the Twitter Senator a run for his money. If. Unfortunately for us, no one in the Republican hierarchy gave enough of a crap to recruit such a candidate – or groom an existing candidate – to challenge Booker; you, me, and the four GOP primary candidates were the only ones who cared.

Let’s do the best we can which is NO SMALL THING. Click here to get started by liking Jeff’s new Facebook page. 


Bell Blasts Booker and His “Mentor”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Can a campaign centered upon monetary policy succeed against the Cory Booker (D-Twitter) celebrity steamroller, Save Jerseyans?

GOP nominee Jeff Bell insists it’s possible. We want to believe him.


Booker Prefers to Run at the Koch Bros.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

cory booker paradeI’ve explained innumerable times why the Democrats’ anti-Koch Brother fixation is absurd, Save Jerseyans, but boogeymen are the best fundraisers, and our favorite social media philosopher Cory Booker (D-Twitter) isn’t above it.

His campaign sent out a fundraising email on Wednesday after Jeff Bell won the GOP primary warning that “Bell fought his way through a crowded primary and now that he’s won his spot on the ballot, we expect the big Koch-connected money to start pouring in.”

Um, we wish! And hope. We’ll need all of the hope that we can get. It’s incontrovertibly true that Big Labor is the major player in our state’s federal and down-ballot races. Democrats are also leading the PAC donation race and, more ominously still, boast a rich bevy of billionaire mega donors like Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer the latter of whom is actually single-handily holding up the Keystone pipeline.

Senator Booker’s strategy is nevertheless likely to succeed. His base is gullible. Better yet, he’s got close to 1000-times cash on hand (yes, you read that correctly) more than Mr. Bell at the moment. It’s aggravating. The good news? Imagine what we’ll be able to accomplish one day, in our lifetimes, when the old media monopoly crumbles and empty suits like our junior senator have no one left to cover for him…


Booker Was Sweating It On Primary Day…

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

If you’re harboring any illusions about the task ahead of Republican #NJSen nominee Jeff Bell this November, my dear Save Jerseyans, take a gander at what the typically poetic Cory Booker (D-Twitter) was doing on Primary Day:

According to the FEC, Bell presently has $30,000 in debt and under $4,000 cash on hand. Booker boasts $2,900,149. That’s a lot of sponsored tweets…


Daily Meditation from St. Cory

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


Daily Meditation from St. Cory

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


Christie, Perry, Adelson & Booker… Together?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

New York City Manhattan - Rockefeller CenterIt’s an odd group of headliners to be sure, Save Jerseyans.

Chris Christie and Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) are potential 2016 rivals. It’s even stranger to see Perry within 1,000 yards of Cory Booker (D-Twitter), a man with whom about the only thing he shares in common is… U.S. citizenship?

And the icing on the cake is the present of Sheldon Adelson, gaming magnate and GOP fundraising powerhouse. 


Booker: Failing Even After He’s Gone

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Facebook Newark SchoolsIf you thought a serious spike in violent crime, rampant government corruption and chronic absenteeism (which didn’t help situations #1 and #2) were the only hallmarks of the Cory Booker (D-Twitter) era in Newark, Save Jerseyans, then you’re missing a big part of the story.

There’s a reason why Newarkers went to the polls yesterday and voted for a far-left radical like Ras Baraka.

Remember the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook grant? The one that was supposed to save the Brick City’s school? The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that, during the last three full years of Mayor Twitter’s tenure at the helm of New Jersey’s largest city, “more than twenty million dollars of Zuckerberg’s gift and matching donations went to consulting firms with various specialties: public relations, human resources, communications, data analysis, [and] teacher evaluation.” 

I’d laugh, Save Jerseyans, but one again, the joke that is Cory Booker is at our children’s expense. There’s nothing funny about an unnecessary, expensive, grossly inequitable failure that could’ve been avoided with a little less time on Twitter and a lot more time leading. 


Daily Meditation from St. Cory

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I don’t disagree with him on this one, Save Jerseyans, but I am disappointed to see Cory Booker (D-Twitter) continuing his predecessor’s tradition of spending his time and money across the Hudson:

The Gospel according to St. Cory: hug street critics and tweet-attack terrorists. Amen.


Real Men Do More Than Tweet

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Booker bring back our girlsFear not, Save Jerseyans. They’ve got this.

New Jersey’s U.S. Senators are furiously tweeting and talking about the kidnapping and threatened enslavement of hundreds of Nigerian girls. It’s only a matter of time before the fearsome, hardened warlords and radical Islamists of this war-torn African country check their Twitter accounts, realize the error of their ways, and apologize to the world by way of a Barbara Walters interview (see exhibit A on the right). 

I’m not saying there’s much that Cory Booker, today, can do about this situation other to opine about it online. Hell, this guy wasn’t able to make a dent in Newark’s violent culture over the course of years. I’m not holding my breath for big things on the global stage…

My complaint? It doesn’t seem to me that a generation full of social media addicts understands the difference between real leadership and great branding. 

These memes are designed solely to convince YOU, John and Jane Voter, that the sharing party gives a damn. Our opponents overseas don’t think in hashtag; they’re still rocking caveman time. Tweeting at them doesn’t change anything. What Cory and his contemporaries excel at marketing to the choir. It’s only harmful when people start to make the mistake of confusing tweeting about “real” masculinity and the real thing.

Senator Twitter and his co-workers can set the record straight by putting down their iPhones for 5 seconds and defending our own society’s most vulnerable citizens.


Booker’s Mom Wants Him to Marry

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Join the club, Cory…

So what’s up with Bianca Levin?


Bookerism of the Day

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog


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It would be great if The Star Ledger…

….put Cory Booker under a microscope like they have Governor Chris Christie and Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann.

By Art Gallagher |

Booker-looking-upStar Ledger sports columnist Steve Politi has a column this morning that is part of his ongoing campaign to take down Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann; Julie Hermann: It would be ‘great’ if The Star Ledger went out of business.

Politi has been trying to get Hermann fired since Rutgers hired her to turn around their Athletic Department last spring.  Something about alleged bullying and sex discrimination at a previous job and lying about whether or not she talked to the parent of a Rutgers student who alleged he had been bullied.