Articles Posted in the " National " Category

  • LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If there’s ever a sole dissent vote on the GOP side of the aisle from New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, it’s usually Scott Garrett.  Not on Wednesday. Do you recognize a name from this list of 17 Republicans, an eclectic mix of conservatives and not-so-conservatives? 1. Justin Amash […]


  • Pre-indictment, is Menendez planning final FU to BO?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Department of Justice criminal charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic, Ecuador) could come ANY day now, Save Jerseyans, if media sources are to be believed. Is he preparing a final gesture of defiance before the plunge? “I’ll decide that when she gets to the floor,” Menendez told […]


  • The Under-Discussed Democrat Empty Bench Crisis

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least until the email fiasco, Save Jerseyans, almost everyone talked about Hillary Clinton as inevitable in 2016. In the clear light of day, one can’t help but wonder if that attitude had more to do with the Democrats’ bench problems than Hilldawg’s actual virtues? Look back […]


  • Is Ted Cruz on your short list?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Would I consider voting for Ted Cruz, Save Jerseyans? You bet. At this stage in GOP history, we can’t rule out anyone willing to fight. They’re rare as you’re ALL too well aware. Yet despite having a strong, vocal following outside of his home base of Texas, […]


  • NH GOP Focus Group: “Mixed” on Chris Christie

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Especially considering how the early primary/caucus states are very retail politics-intensive, Save Jerseyans, I’m inclined to think voter focus groups are no less insightful (maybe more so?) than the pre-debate season polls. Watch, and then let me know what you think:


  • Rooney weighs in: Trump vs. Christie? (VIDEO)

    By the Staff | The Save Jersey Blog This week, Save Jerseyans, our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney discussed Donald Trump’s formal entry into Election 2016 (and what it may mean for Governor Chris Christie’s own efforts) on Chasing. Enjoy:  


  • NEW POLL: Christie has a mountain to climb in Colorado

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Gov. Walker is far out in front at 33% in the Centennial State, Save Jerseyans. Chris Christie? At the back of the pack at 3%. That’s what a new Voter Gravity poll of 8,296 Colorado voters discovered. This key Western swing state’s caucuses are an early and critical test in the […]


  • Christie fends off Sandy hecklers in Des Moines (VIDEO)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I’m frankly surprised that this issue hadn’t sooner dogged Governor Christie on the campaign trail, Save Jerseyans. But here we are. Expect more from Democrats (and Republicans?) scrutinizing New Jersey’s Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts in the months ahead… Here’s video of Sandy hecklers at this weekend’s Iowan agricultural […]



  • Why Hillary is hardly inevitable in 2016

    By William G. Kuncken | The Save Jersey Blog Well, Save Jerseyans, after returning from CPAC last week, I have noticed that despite all the controversy surrounding her and a fresh scandal involving her time at the Department of State, it appears that most of our conservative leaning analysts are resigned to running against Hillary in the […]


  • POLLING: Christie far back in the Carolinas

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This is undoubtedly the winter of Chris Christie’s discontent, Save Jerseyans. Dixie fails to present as an exception. He registered only 2.8% last weekend in the CPAC straw poll, behind the likes of Donald Trump and Rick Santorum; more concerning, the latest poll out of North Carolina (a critical […]


  • Will any N.J. Dems skip Netanyahu’s big speech? (UPDATED)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Updated 3/2 @ 5:50 p.m. The Hill published an updated roll call late Monday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, and the list of Democrat abstentions is up to 53. New Jersey specific news: Definitely Attending: Donald Norcross (D, NJ-1), Cory Booker (D-Twitter) and Bob Menendez (D-Ecuador, Dominican Republic) Definitely Skipping: […]