“I was shocked to learn about the alleged actions of Bob Greco as reported in the press today,” the Congressman said in a statement. “Due to the seriousness of the charges, it is only appropriate that Bob resign his chairmanship of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization.”
Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor is alleging that Greco improperly took $149,000 from a retirement home patient.
Plenty of politicians talk about “creating” jobs, Save Jerseyans, but only a few actually try to unshackle the free market and let it put people back to work.
Freshman Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-1) is trying to do just that, strongly urging the Pinelands Commission to reconsider its vote that killed the much-anticipated BL England (BLE) Pipeline Project.
“From a safety, economic and environmental standpoint, this project is a winning combination for all stakeholders,” said Fiocchi during a presser last week in the Cape May County community of Upper Township. “The state-of-the art pipeline will help a power supplier provide cleaner energy without damaging our natural resources as it will run under and adjacent to already paved roadways. It will also provide nearly 300 temporary construction jobs and, when completed, 100 permanent jobs.”
Folks: last week’s roll call of the Assembly vote on restricting magazines to 10 rounds has caused some debate in my neck of the woods on Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak’s (D LD-1) commitment to the Second Amendment.
Andrzejczak voted “No”, not that his vote was a tiebreaker. Some people have argued that the Assemblyman is not a true advocate for the Second Amendment, that he does not stand up to the Democrats who are chipping away at gun rights, that he merely said what Jeff Van Drew told him to say to get backing from the NJ2AS membership last fall, and will only vote in favor of 2A issues if there are enough Dem votes to shoot down the bill. Others have countered that Andrzejczak is a strong 2A advocate, who does speak up on behalf of NJ gun owners, and just found himself in the same situation as many GOP 2A legislators: the numbers simple weren’t on his side.
Well, Save Jerseyans, there’s a very easy way to determine which side is right, the “Bob’s a poser” or the “Bob’s the real deal” factions. Below please find the transcript of every speech Bob Andrzejczak gave in opposing this legislation.
Brian Goldberg is one step closer to the Republican U.S. Senate nomination tonight, Save Jerseyans. He captured the Cumberland County’s GOP line on Thursday evening the day after he prevailed in deep red deep-red Ocean County
Goldberg also claimed the lines in Passaic and Essex earlier this month, taking an early but decisive lead in the county endorsement count entering into a busy final sprint of conventions as March closes out.
The GOP county convention circuit continues with Mercer (Friday), Monmouth and Middlesex (Saturday), Atlantic (Monday), Somerset (Tuesday), and Hunterdon (next Thursday).
We are sad to report that Shiloh Borough’s Republican Mayor Harold Davis passed away on Friday, February 20th, Save Jerseyans, at age 65.
Mayor Davis reportedly suffered from a condition known as thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension which negatively affects blood flow through the lungs. He had served his tiny 500+ person community for over 30 years.
Davis’s 3rd term as mayor wasn’t set to expire until next December.
“We were deeply saddened when we learned of the passing of Harold Davis. He always put his community first,” Cumberland GOP Chairman Bob Greco shared in a Saturday statement. “Serving Shiloh was not about politics to him, it was truly about community service.”
Assemblyman-elect Sam Fiocchi (R-1) was the NJ GOP’s silver-lining, Save Jerseyans, on an Election Night 2013 devoid of any other down-ballot legislative successes.
I recently visited South Jersey’s newest legislator to get an idea of what he plans to do next:
Sheppard: Sam, let me ask you, right off the bat, how did it feel to win?
Fiocchi:Well, it certainly was a bittersweet victory. It’s great to win, you know this was my second try. I was hoping, actually, I was pretty confident, I thought my running mate Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt on the Senate side and Kristine Gabor on the Assembly side, that they were going to win as well, but it just didn’t work out that way. But I was certainly elated, it feels great, and I’m looking forward to the job in Trenton.
I still don’t think he’s quite earned the right to refer to himself in the third person. I’m not sure anyone is sufficiently cool to get away with that! But state Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) tried it anyway in a new interview with Shore News:
“But I don’t think he wants to work with Sen. Van Drew,” Van Drew said.
In South Jersey, the GOP has no one to blame but ourselves. Before the election of 2013 was over and right after the last vote was cast, it seemed everyone wanted to point a finger at Gov Christie for our losses. From his picture with Obama to the endless photo ops for all those sudden ground breakings in our area, everyone wanted to blame someone else for blowing a great opportunity to gain seats.
The reality is, when you run for office, the only person you better count on to get the job done is yourself. Of course a candidate cannot win any election without help from many, many others. All politics are local and local is where any election needs to start.
Running for office at the state level, as I and my running mates Niki Trunk and Bob Vanderslice just did, requires the type of money, volunteers and town by town, county by county coordination that fell short this year. This isn’t to place blame. I’m simply pointing out what’s painfully clear. We stated early on, publicly, that if we fail to win our seats, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Save Jerseyans, you might have noticed I have been quiet on the election front this cycle in my neck of the woods.
Some people have asked me if my silence was due to fear of the vindictive Democrats incumbents trying to hold onto their seats (Troopergate anyone?).
Please, I don’t fear bullies. Those who have read the few posts I have had time to write know that the real reason is that I unable to post is because I have been buried under the horrendous, job killing, money sucking, rights trampling, Democrat darling monstrosity known as Obamacare.
And those who have read my posts in the past know that I am a nerd who loves to dust off his double major from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and analyze the hell out of stuff. And this year, in the hotly contested LD1 race, where polling shows that JOBS are the number one concern in the District, I was looking forward to getting my nerd on by putting each ticket’s job plan through my Hoya Saxa inspired analysis then comparing and contrasting them.
Nerdvanna! I hit a snag, however. Only one ticket actually has a plan! Nerdvanna denied…
Governor Chris Christie is starting to appear in ads for politicians who aren’t him, Save Jerseyans. Check out what’s up on the air down in the hotly-contested First Legislative District:
There types of ads don’t get cut without the express consent of the Governor’s inner circle. The Governor will personally visit Vineland (Cumberland County) and Ocean City (Cape May County), two of LD1′s largest and most electorally critical towns, to campaign with the Republican candidates during the final week push as part of his dramatically-expansive 90 stop bus tour. Bottom line: his people think the LD1 assembly seats are very winnable or, if you prefer to look at things the other way around, that “Arrogant” Nelson Albano is extremely vulnerable.
Want to know more about Kristine Gabor and Sam Fiocchi? I interviewed them earlier in October. Click here for the audio.
We’re continuing our whirlwind interview tour around the Garden State, Save Jerseyans, with Election 2013 less than two weeks away and Democrat special interests spending huge money to defeat legislative Republican challengers.
Here’s my interview with LD1 GOP Assembly candidate Kristine Gabor (R-Cape May) and Sam Fiocchi (R-Cumberland), the pair who is trying to retire Arrogant Albano:
Click here to watch our interview with their senatorial running mate, Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt.
In case you missed it on Monday evening, Save Jerseyans, here’s the video of last night’s AC Press debate between incumbent state Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1) and challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt (R-1):
OK folks, obviously the biggest news from Wednesday night’s election results is that we are sending another unqualified Democrat to Washington DC. But since we have another election in a few weeks, its time to suck it up and play through the pain.
District 1 composes all of Cape May County, three towns from Atlantic County and most of Cumberland County. Unfortunately for us, only Cape May County currently provides election results broken down by town, so this analysis includes some guestimating…