Articles Posted in the " State Assembly " Category

  • POLL for a hypothetical: O’Scanlon or Handlin to replace Kyrillos?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The conventional wisdom in NJ GOP circles goes something like this, Save Jerseyans: state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13), once Governor Chris Christie‘s staunchest legislative ally, defected to Jeb Bush in large part over having been passed over for Jeff Chiesa when the Lautenberg Senate vacancy occurred. Why? For […]

  • 2015 N.J. Assembly Race Ratings: Volume I

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog With the legislative elections fast approaching and Primary Day right around the corner, Save Jerseyans, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at just where we stand in our battle to reclaim the Assembly. It is going to an uphill battle, something I am sure […]

  • VIDEO: Christie endorses North Jersey casino expansion

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He won’t endorse the forthcoming Hard Rock Meadowlands proposal before he sees it, Save Jerseyans, but if a referendum to expand gaming beyond Atlantic City makes it to the ballot, Governor Chris Christie told NJ 101.5 last night that he will support it. “So even though I have no […]

  • Asw. Schepisi undergoes brain surgery today

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The entire Save Jersey family is praying for a good result today as Asm. Holly Schepisi (R-39) undergoes surgery at New York- Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City to address a March 2015 brain aneurysm. “Although tumultuous, the past several months gave me time to reflect on what […]

  • Bonnie Watson Coleman needs to get her own house in order

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s a real beauty for you, Save Jerseyans: “Gun violence has had a tragic impact on our communities,” Bonnie Watson Coleman, the freshman congresswoman from New Jersey’s 12th district, told supporters this week in an email blast. “All over our country, we’ve seen horrifying mass shootings take place and […]

  • O’Scanlon: When pumping gas, DON’T SET YOURSELF ON FIRE

    By Art Gallagher | Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is offended by the argument that New Jerseyans are not capable of pumping their own gas without setting themselves on fire.  But in order to get his legislation that would decriminalize consumer gas pumping passed he in inserting language into the bill that would require signs on […]

  • NJBIA PAC sides with Space and Phoebus in LD24 primary battle

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Another potent advocacy group is weighing into this cycle’s increasingly ugly LD24 GOP primary, Save Jerseyans. On Tuesday, incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space and his running mate, Freeholder Gail Phoebus, trumpeted the endorsement of the New Jersey Organization for a Better State (NEW JOBS), the political PAC of the New Jersey […]

  • Van Drew Shields Andrzejczak, Land from Debate Challenge

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog More on the game of hide and go seek taking place in District 1. Senator Jeff Van Drew and his Chief of Staff Allison Murphy continue to hide Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and candidate Bruce Land from the press ever since Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and Cumberland County […]

  • The Real Campaign: LD2 GOP slate fires back at Sweeney

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Chris Brown and Freeholder Will Pauls will face Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell on the LD2 ballot this fall, Save Jerseyans, but if we’re being honest, Senate President Steve Sweeney is the one that’s going to come in heavy and do everything he can (read: […]

  • LD24 primary campaign gets personal online

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Morris County proper isn’t the only place where Republicans are ripping each other apart limb-from-limb this primary cycle, Save Jerseyans. In solidly-red LD24, a battleground which includes one Morris municipality (Mt. Olive), former Green Mayor Marie Bilik and 23-year old Branchville resident Nathan Orr are trying to knock off the party-backed team of incumbent […]