Articles Posted in the " National " Category




  • Trump hits 30% in South Carolina; Christie at 2%

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Republican pollster Frank Luntz’s assessment that Donald Trump might be “impossible to take down” in the GOP primary seems a bit premature several months before the first primary, Save Jerseyans, but new results from Patrick Murray’s non-partisan Monmouth University Poll invite speculation. In the critical “first in the South” South […]


  • Christie auditions for America’s “enforcer” in new TV spot

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie mentions just about every American supervillain (save China) in this well-timed new television spot released Monday, Save Jerseyans.  Watch the ad here: Transcript: Lawlessness in America and around the world under Barack Obama. Sanctuary cities engulfing Americans in crime. Drugs running rampant and destroying lives. ISIS […]




  • Iowa House Speaker endorses Christie

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie will spend his Saturday in Des Moines, Save Jerseyans, working the Iowa State Fair and serving as honorary chef at the Iowa Pork Producers Tent (take that, Ray Lesniak). He’ll be there riding the good feelings from the endorsement of Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha), speaker of the Iowa House […]


  • Lagging by the numbers, Christie aims to lock up local endorsements

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie falling out of the “top 10” in new polling and fares even worse – 12th place worse – against Hillary Clinton in the RCP average’s rolling results. It’s grim, Save Jerseyans. So he’s falling back on a key element of his 2013 strategy: harvest endorsements. His campaign […]


  • The reason Trump is winning in under 30 seconds

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog So I’m on record disagreeing with the protectionist elements of the Trump immigration plan, Save Jerseyans, but that doesn’t mean the whole thing is garbage. Far from it. In fact, regarding so-called “anchor babies,” I don’t think the Donald’s constitutional premise is off-base (even if you think […]



  • 2015: New Jersey (still) has nation’s worst property taxes

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog In case you’d forgotten, my fellow long-suffering property taxpayers, the state of New Jersey (still) has highest effective rate in the Union at 2.38% according to the latest analysis conducted by the Tax Foundation thanks to decades of craptastic policy-making. Read it and weep… I nearly did: _________