Articles Posted in the " North Jersey " Category

  • Court stops Rumana and Russo from running on party line (for now)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Have you been following this one, Save Jerseyans? I suspect not unless you’re a party insider or a Passaic/Bergen area politico. The gist: two veteran incumbent Republican legislators aren’t officially endorsed by the Passiac GOP as of this writing despite a vote by county committee to do […]





  • LD24 Update: Space, Phoebus earn Pro-Life primary backing

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A crowded primary to replace Alison McHose is slowly beginning to broil up in exurban LD24, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, the New Jersey Right to Life State PAC endorsed incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space and Sussex County Freeholder Gail Phoebus., an announcement which Space described as “an honor.” “Working to […]


  • LD36 District-wide Race Rundown

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Spring is in the air and so is Election 2015, Save Jerseyans.  As we enter the middle of March, races are beginning to take shape around New Jersey and the political battleground comprised of southern Bergen County’s legislative districts and local municipalities is no exception. This week […]


  • Poof! Cory Booker disappears from Newark history…

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This Monday NJ.com post caught my eye, Save Jerseyans, for patently obvious reasons: “Newark failed to charge millions in mandated health benefit costs“ Typical, right? The city government that’s been a financial albatross for New Jersey taxpayers is now doubly screwing us over, by not only soaking up state aid but […]



  • Fulop rushes to Menendez’s defense

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog One of the state’s leading Democrat figures is standing by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-Ecuador/Dominician Republic) tonight, Save Jerseyans: Senator Menendez is always a great advocate 4 NJ +I will say we should always question motives of anonymous sources http://t.co/7X20pYi4ny — Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) March 6, 2015 […]


  • Handicapping the LD38 GOP Contest

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog While it’s not the only competitive legislative district in 2015, Save Jerseyans, few would disagree that if Republicans want to come close to an Assembly majority, they’re going to have to win District 38where Joe Scarpa lost by so few votes in 2013 that one or two large families […]


  • WNYC Radio: Rooney, Katz & Moran talk ExxonMobil and Christie “Pivots”

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined WNYC Radio‘s David Furst and Matt Katz as well as arch-liberal Star Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran on this week’s edition of the Christie Tracker Podcast, Save Jerseyans. The topics? A forthcoming ExxonMobil settlement and Governor Chris Christie’s alleged “pivots” on key issues. Listen:


  • Christie: “I’m not gonna kill PARCC before we even take PARCC”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Despite moderating his rhetoric in support of the Common Core curriculum standards, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie defiantly refused to condemn controversial PARCC testing at Wednesday’s town hall appearance in Fair Lawn. “We are going to have to test,” Christie declared, frustration apparent in his tone. “We need to know […]


  • Matt Gilson’s 70-Town Tour of Bergen County’s GOP

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular readers know how we like to keep you up-to-date on candidates, leaders, and friends of Save Jersey (most of whom are under 40) doing big things in Garden State politics. If we’re ever going to “save” this state, folks, these individuals are going to have to play […]