Articles Posted in the " South Jersey " Category

  • Christie vetoes Democracy Act, A.C. PILOT program, gun control bill

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie acted on a host of bills on Monday, Save Jerseyans, notably by issuing a veto of the so-called Democracy Act designed to help Democrats buy more elections and a conditional veto of the A.C. PILOT program that factored into this year’s contentious LD2 Assembly contest. Consistent with his […]

  • Westampton’s Lopez, Hartman wage pizza diplomacy after upset victory

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular Save Jersey readers followed the story of Abraham Lopez and Maureen Smith-Hartman in their quest to break-up the Democrats’ hegemonic control of Westampton Township Committee, one which was punctuated by extreme acts of pettiness and ugliness from the ruling party and its allies. Well, the good guys prevailed, Save […]

  • 31-year-old Republican Jesse Kurtz wins A.C. council race

    By William G. Kuncken | The Save Jersey Blog Two years ago, Save Jerseyans, Atlantic City elected its first Republican mayor in over two decades despite a 10-1 registration disadvantage: Don Guardian. This year, the struggling oceanfront resort decided it was time for further reform and elected Jesse O’Leary Kurtz to Council with a 70%+ majority vote in […]

  • Burlington GOP retires Belgard, goes 5-0 on freeholder board

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a huge win for what is arguably the state’s most dominant Republican organizations, Save Jerseyans, and a major loss for one of Midterm Election 2014’s more visible Democrat candidates. Save Jersey can now porject that Burlington GOP challengers Katie Gibbs and Ryan Peters have defeated incumbents Aimee Belgard and her […]

  • LD1: GOP’s Fiocchi falls, fails to win reelection

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog We saw a similar albeit somewhat more surprising story out of LD11 tonight, Save Jerseyans. Freshman GOP Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and his running mate, Jim Sauro, were simply no match for a torrent of independent expenditure cash aimed at taking out this cycle’s most vulnerable incumbent. The […]

  • LD2 Update: Democrats angry over Democrat clerk’s screw up

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Never a dull moment on Election Day… POLITICO New Jersey is reporting that provisional ballots weren’t at the polls when Atlantic County voters (which encompasses battleground LD2) when to the polls this morning, Save Jerseyans. Provisionals might prove consequential. In 2013, then-Assemblyman John Amodeo lost to this cycle’s incumbent […]

  • UPDATE: Union boss resigns after Westampton Democrat mailer fiasco

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A five-alarm disaster for Democrats? Less than twenty-four hours after we ran a story detailing mailbox hijinks in Westampton (Burlington County) this October, Save Jerseyans, a local union leader is resigning his post, apparently after member discontent exploded over their leader’s deceitful involvement in this year’s committee election according to Save Jersey‘s local sources. […]

  • Westampton Dems bail on debate; GOP cries foul over suspect mailings

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Refusing to debate is bad enough. Crapping out at the last minute? That’s taking it to a different level. Westampton Democrats Robert Thorpe and Vernita Jones cancelled on the League Of Women Voters at the 11th hour on Wednesday evening ahead of a bruising finale to this year’s municipal race, […]

  • Evesham’s Brown touts free Uber rides program on Fox Business

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Evesham Mayor Randy Brown, kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens and rumored candidate for higher office, had a nice hit on Fox Business this week to discuss his township’s push to curb drunk driving by partnering with Uber and BeMyDD to offer free rides from select in-town establishments. The program runs through […]

  • Andrzejczak still can’t explain his DREAM Act flake out

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Only one New Jersey Assemblyman of eighty couldn’t decide one way or another on the N.J. DREAM Act back in December 2013, Save Jerseyans. Guess who? The same guy who ducked his opponents for an entire campaign season until one week before the election: Bob Andrzejczak (D-1).  Now he’s surfaced… […]

  • Manipulative Van Drew subs for invisible Andrzejczak at candidate forum

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Hiding behind a mountain of Super PAC cash, LD1 Democrat Assembly candidates Bob Andrzejczak (an incumbent) and Bruce Land have been invisible all season, Save Jerseyans. They don’t show up to events, turning down interviews, avoid confrontations with their opponents, and cower behind the “Team Van Drew” label […]

  • GOP going on the offensive in LD1

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Last week, the Republicans, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and Cumberland County Freeholder Jim Sauro, in LD1, where the GOP has a real shot to pick up a seat in the Assembly, went on the offensive. At least four mailers that I have seen have hit mailboxes this week. […]