Articles Posted in the " National " Category

  • #MDW15: Christie scolds Senate for blocking PATRIOT Act extension

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog While you were beaching… Memorial Day Weekend is typically a media “black hole” for American politics, Save Jerseyans, as citizens fire up their barbecues and politicians march in local parades, but after the U.S. Senate blocked three key portions of the PATRIOT Act on Saturday morning, Governor […]


  • Christie wants an apology! And takes aim at Hillary to make his point.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie visited CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday and, while his job performance remained topic #1, Save Jerseyans, he didn’t hold back in offering his assessment of the media’s work product particularly where he’s concerned. “Has there been coverage of the email situation with the secretary, absolutely. But […]


  • REPORT: Christie adds staff for campaign team

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Polls? What polls, Save Jerseyans? Politico reported at the end of this week that Chris Christie, who attended a breakfast this morning in Georgia after an extensive swing through Georgia, has hired Tom Dickens for his national field director and Hayden Stone for national director of data and analytics. Dickens […]


  • Christie “wouldn’t have gone to war” in Iraq

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog George W. Bush may’ve made him a U.S. Attorney, Save Jerseyans, but in his never-ending quest to create sunlight between himself and the former president’s brother in the midst of a donor war, Chris Christie drew a line in the sand on CNN Tuesday night hours after […]


  • Shock Poll: New Jersey Republicans now prefer Walker over Christie

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The latest Monmouth University Poll results are another MAJOR buzz kill for Christie 2016, Save Jerseyans, with an expected launch only weeks (or a couple of months) away. Governor Chris Christie now loses New Jersey 53% to 30% among registered voters up against Hillary Clinton.  More troubling? In another head-to-head among […]


  • State Trooper Team arrives in post-riot Maryland

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I’ve got no problem with this, Save Jerseyans. Maryland helped us after Sandy, Larry Hogan is a great guy, and it’s good training for our New Jersey State Troopers. Still, some eyebrows were raised after Governor Christie and Governor spoke on the telephone and the former agreed […]


  • Christie supports Hogan, sends State Police to Maryland

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie is rallying behind his friend and 2014 RGA mentee Larry Hogan, Save Jerseyans, as his state’s largest city struggles to contain an outbreak of riots. “I spoke directly with Governor Larry Hogan last night and let him know that New Jersey is offering our […]


  • Save Jersey Poll: How will the Christie 2016 campaign play out?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The surest sign yet that Christie 2016 is moving forward? The Governor’s beloved wife and family breadwinner, Mary Pat Christie, just quit her high-paying Wall Street job but didn’t take a new one. That and, last week, he told Jimmy Fallon over ice cream to expect a decision in May […]



  • POLL: Christie edges national GOP competition in New Jersey

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Significant party defections and soft base support back home in New Jersey have certainly helped put the hurt on Governor Chris Christie’s nascent presidential campaign, Save Jerseyans. But for whatever it’s worth? He’s still the choice of a narrow plurality of Garden Staters evaluating the GOP field. Here are […]


  • LD38 dimensions of the Kyrillos/Gordon Revolt

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The defection of Joe Kyrillos and other significant New Jersey Republicans to Jeb Bush’s camp may be damaging to the presidential ambitions of our Governor, Save Jerseyans, but in an interesting way, it may be a positive development as far as our legislative races are concerned.  While Kyrillos was […]


  • The Kyrillos defection was years in the making

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular readers know State Senator Joe Kyrillos‘s defection to the Bush camp is not really news, Save Jerseyans, but confirmation from The Washington Post on Monday night of a pending endorsement (and news of a $10,000 donation) is still unwelcome news for Governor Chris Christie on the same day that he scored […]