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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.


CNN Profiles South Jersey’s Shyanne Roberts

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Shyanne Roberts

Shyanne Roberts

10-year old ccompetitiveshooter Shyanne Roberts, a Gloucester County native, has gone mega-viral – perhaps that’s an understatement of sorts – since Save Jersey first posted her Trenton committee testimony back in the spring.

Now she’s quite literally everywhere, Save Jerseyans; this Friday, she was profiled by CNN in a stunningly-balanced look at children and firearms, and Shyanne made the case (without even trying to be political, I suspect, given her age) that gun violence is predominately a cultural problem, one which gun control laws as we currently conceive of them are ill-equipped to address.

“I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” Shyanne told CNN. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”

She rocks! And she’s one of our own, so you can support her and keep up with Shyanne’s travels, competitions and pro-2A musings here on her official Facebook fan page.

Nancy Pelosi Fundraiser at Tavistock Met with Protest

By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog

It was a dreary, rainy day in South Jersey but despite the bad weather, Save Jerseyans, a couple dozen protesters showed up with signs and umbrellas in hand outside of the Tavistock Country Club where House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a $1,000 per plate luncheon fundraiser for fellow Democrat Donald Norcross.

The protesters were spread out over three different areas along the various residential entrances to ensure that Norcross’s guests would see their signs as they arrived. But even if guests somehow missed the signs, they had no choice but to hear a man dressed as Paul Revere shouting into a megaphone from across the street expressing his disdain for what the Democrat party has become…

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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.


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: 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:

Slick Willy to Fundraise for Coleman in NJ-12

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Clinton and ObamaBonnie Watson Coleman is bringing in the big guns for her congressional campaign fundraising effort, Save Jerseyans.

Notably, former President (and future First Lady) Bill Clinton. He’ll ham it up at a private home in Lawrenceville on October 23rd.

Host tickets are $2,600 each; the other options range from $500 to $1,000.

Watson is fighting for Rush Holt’s open seat against the Republican nominee, Dr. Alieta Eck. She’s raising money with Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) at the Colt’s Neck Country Club on October 13th.

Christie Phonebanking in Connecticut

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The race in Connecticut is too close to call with four weeks left to go, Save Jerseyans, so Governor Chris Christie saddled up to a telephone station and participated in a Tom Foley phone bank on Monday (h/t; he’ll visit Florida on Wednesday for Rick Scott before traveling to Pennsylvania for a Thursday rally and then off to New England (RI & NH) on Friday:

Christie to Rally with Embattled Corbett

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie corbettPA Governor Tom Corbett has consistently trailed his Democrat opponent Tom Wolf by double-digit margins in head-to-head polling since last fall, Save Jerseyans, but that hasn’t stopped RGA Chairman Chris Christie from spending considerable time (and treasure) in the Keystone state.

With under four weeks to go before Election Day, Christie will rally with Corbett at the Valley Forge Military Academy on Thursday, October 9th. Appropriate location, right?

Gov. Christie may need help jump-starting deflated PA GOP’er spirits. For starters, he could talk about how Corbett is a clone – ideologically and physically – of Jon Corzine. Seriously… it’s creepy.

The RGA had already invested nearly $2 million in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race as of September. Thanks in large part to the sinking fortunes of Corbett and his colleague Rick Scott (R-FL), RCP’s rolling poll average conglomeration presently projects a national Democrat net pick-up of +2


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…