Articles Posted in the " State Assembly " Category

  • Assemblywoman-elect Phoebus selected to fill McHose’s vacancy

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog A bleak 2015 legislative cycle for New Jersey Republicans was ameliorated somewhat by the election of a few freshman replacing retiring legislators. Among them was Sussex Freeholder Gail Phoebus who scored a landslide victory running alongside incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) to succeed Alison Littell McHose. McHose resigned from the Assembly […]

  • Pascrell gets weepy over refugee bill but adds little to the debate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4038 (by 287 to 147) on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, giving the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act” designed to stop the Obama Administration’s plan to continue resettling unvetted Syrian “refugees” in our county a veto-proof majority on the same day that DHS caught eight […]

  • Assemblyman Auth: Let those who protect us protect themselves!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Mass shootings ALWAYS occur under ideal liberal conditions, Save Jerseyans. It’s a common thread that the Left conveniently ignores in the never-ending quest to dumb down our nation’s domestic and foreign relations debates. New Jersey Assemblyman Robert Auth (R-39) wants to create one less “sitting duck zone” (my […]

  • Assemblyman takes aim at New Jersey’s “Sanctuary City” holdouts

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean) is doing today what New Jersey Republicans NEED to start doing, NOW (!), if they ever want a legislative majority again in our lifetimes, Save Jerseyans: creating a stark contrast between us and the entrenched ruling party. He’s pushing pending legislation which would, among other changes, direct […]

  • Prieto reveals why Democrats are destroying New Jersey in 28 words

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If you STILL don’t know or understand why New Jersey is almost irreparably screwed up, and a strengthened Democrat legislative majority is only going to make it worse, all you need to do is check out this quote from a celebratory Speaker Vince Prieto over on He’s moving full-steam-ahead on the gas […]

  • Bramnick, Kean re-elected to leadership posts

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog On Thursday afternoon, notwithstanding the anticipated net loss of four Assembly seats in Tuesday’s legislative elections, Assembly Republican members unanimously to re-elected GOP Leader Jon Bramnick for a third term at the post. Assemblyman Dave Rible was re-upped as conference leader and Assemblyman Scott Rumana as the caucus whip, both also for […]

  • Simon faces Amodeo-like dilemma; GOP would fall to 28 seats

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Republicans are all-but certain to lose three seats after Tuesday night’s disaster, Save Jerseyans: Sam Fiocchi (R-1), Caroline Casagrande (R-11) and almost certainly Mary Pat Angelini (R-11). It’s all anybody’s talking about today. That grim body county will take them down to 29 Assembly seats to the Democrats’ […]

  • UPDATED: Simon appears to hang on in LD16 squeaker

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Good news! We think. As of this writing, Democratic challenger Andrew Zwicker seems to have fallen a hair short of toppling Assemblywoman Donna Simon and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, who’s relationship with the NJEA has been particularly tense, in LD16. Democrat Maureen Vella finished in a not-so-distant fourth place position. Now comes the […]

  • LD2: Brown survives epic Democrat money attack

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s no sugar-coating it, Save Jerseyans. Tuesday night is turning into a bloodbath for Republicans. The silver-lining is a big one. In the top-targeted LD2 district, where Democrats spending millions to take out Chris Brown, a smart campaign overcame money and the combat veteran Brown finished tonight […]

  • 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 […]