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#NJSen Polling Avg: Booker +16

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

njsen10 days:

  • Monmouth (10/2 – 10/5,  477 LV) — Booker +15 / 53% to 38%
  • Quinnipiac (9/25 – 9/29, 1058 LV) — Booker +11 / 51% to 40%


We the Enablers

We, the People, Grant Legislators the Power of Political Arrogance!

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

Capitol Building StaticYou may have heard that Clay Aiken’s is running against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this fall in North Carolina’s 2nd District Candidate, Save Jerseyans.

While I have nothing against either one, what I find disturbing is a comment recently made by Ellmers to the Kiwanis Club: “He’s an entertainer. He’s an actor. He believes that he can change costume and get into character and speak to whichever group and win them over.”


Booker Cruising But House Dems Hitting Red Lights

Big Dem PAC Bolts NJ-03; and Cho Chooses to Vote Where?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

cho and belgardYou can blame gerrymandering to some degree, sure, and the national political climate isn’t hospitable to Democrats this time around, but Roy Cho (D, NJ-05) and Aimee Belgard (D, NJ-03) also can’t seem to get out of their own way.

They can’t blame the top of the ticket. Cory Booker (D-Twitter) leads his Republican opponent, Jeff Bell, by no less than 16-points in the latest FDU poll out Tuesday morning, Save Jerseyans. 


Inky Backs Booker for Talking About Talking

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

obama and bookerI loved the Courier-Post‘s weekend smackdown of Aimee Belgard’s substance-bereft NJ-03 campaign, Save Jerseyans.

Endorsing her opponent, the C-P editorial board rightly dismissed Belgard’s candidacy as “talking about talking.”

Ironically, that’s apparently the very reason why the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board seems to think Cory Booker (D-Tiwtter) deserves a full term in the U.S. Senate.


Christie in Morristown: Let’s Debate, Cory!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Photo credit: @NJGOP/@JeffBell2014

Photo credit: @NJGOP/@JeffBell2014

The Bridgegate-embattled New Jersey Republican establishment opted out of taking an active role in the 2014 U.S. Senate primary, Save Jerseyans, a move which allowed the politically-savvy Reagan campaign veteran Jeff Bell to manufacture an upset victory on the June ballot.

It’s been all uphill from there

But you’d never know it Monday morning at the Morristown Diner where Governor Christie, in full campaign mode ahead of another two-day out-of-state RGA swing, once again stood side-by-side with Bell and laid into his fair weather friend Cory Booker (D-Twitter) for consenting to only one debate.


Bell, Lance Call for Ebola Travel Ban

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport

The AP (hardly a conservative think tank) is reporting that African countries are stemming the spread of Ebola by closing their borders.

You and I know how around 40% of the illegals in THIS country arrive legally… then simply vanish.

So wouldn’t temporary travel restrictions for Ebola-stricken countries make sense right now, Save Jerseyans? Given everything that’s going on? And the risks associated with one of the deadliest diseases known to man loose on our home soil? One which the CDC seems woefully ill-prepared to confront?

No! Say the Democrats who remain more obsessed with fealty to political correctness than their duty to defend our homeland. Like Sheila Jackson Lee who, bless her heart, doesn’t seem to understand that quarantines are supposed to precede the outbreak.


Christie, Bell Set to Campaign at Morristown Diner

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

bell and christieJeff Bell recently told Mark Levin that Chris Christie would, in fact, stump with him down the final stretch of this year’s #njsen election.

Now we have the details, Save Jerseyans.

The duo will greet patrons (and likely field questions) at the Morristown Diner (73 Morris Street) at 7:45 AM on Monday, October 20th.

Polling in the race shows anything from a high single-digit to low double-digit lead for Cory Booker, a freshman Democrat who represents Twitter.


Bell Doubles-Down: SCOTUS “Completely Incoherent”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

supreme court 2012Say what you want about Jeff Bell’s strategy, Save Jerseyans, but the guy isn’t afraid to double-down on his socially-conservative views in a time and cycle where that’s not the most popular page in the Republican Party playbook.

He continued to do so on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear legal challenges to gay marriage in the strongest possible terms.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to take these appeals is completely incoherent. Just 16 months ago, the Court said states have a right to define marriage in their own way,” said Bell in a statement. “Now the court allows lower federal courts to rule this supposed right out of bounds. The court should get its act together, or else none of its decisions will provide any predictability to the states or to our legal system.”

Bell’s comments came as clerks in North Carolina and Alaska began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Gay marriage has been de facto legal in the Garden State for about one year now.


Despite the Odds, #NJSen Might Be a Single Digit Race

By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog

booker bellJeff Bell has run a solid, issues-based campaign that, until recently, received little to no meaningful coverage from the mainstream press. 

As you well know Save Jerseyans, they only pay attention when the script fits their narrative.

But despite their disinterest in reporting on Bell’s ideas, like how to reign in government spending or how to restore the strength of the U.S. Dollar, a recent Stockton poll shows that Bell has moved to within single digits of social media darling Cory Booker (D-Twitter):


What’s More Offensive Than Jeff Bell?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

single motherThe feeding frenzy is fully underway, Save Jerseyans. You knew it was only a matter of time.

They refused to even acknowledge his existence for most of the Election 2014 cycle. But now that he’s opened wide and put his foot in his mouth? Get ready for everyone to trip over themselves to pin the tail on the misogynist!

“I’ve done a lot of thinking about this and looked at a lot of different polls, I think it has more to do with the rise in single women,” Jeff Bell, a Reagan era politico seeking to unseat Cory Booker (D-Twitter), told the Asbury Park Press during a recent interview when the topic of his polling position came up in the conversation. “Single mothers particularly are automatically Democratic because of the benefits. They need benefits to survive, and so that kind of weds them to the Democratic Party.”


Bell Says Christie Will “Do Some Personal Campaigning” for #NJSen

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Mark LevinShortly after wrapping up a second fall fundraiser with Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday evening, this time in Bernardsville (Somerset County), U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell called into the Mark Levin Show and reported that the Republican Governor had been a big help thus far in the campaign.

Levin accepted Bell’s judgment without an argument. The radio host is a notoriously huge Christie critic; back in 2013, he declared “[a]s for Chris Christie, I will do everything I can, in my little way, to make sure he is not the nominee” during a Fox News interview conducted by Neil Cavuto.

Bell announced that Christie had agreed to “do some personal campaigning” with him in the coming weeks but did not supply any details. He also continued to criticize the national GOP for failing to intervene in his race but supplied new details; allegedly the NRSC never even returned his campaign manager’s phone calls after the primary.

The most recent public polling shows Bell running 15-points behind Cory Booker (D-Twitter).


#NJSen Poll: Booker Leads Bell By 15

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff BellThis one is slipping away without at least the “modest infusion” invoked in George Will’s #njsen piece, Save Jerseyans.

A new poll from the typically-reliable Monmouth University Polling Institute reports Cory Booker (D-Twitter) leading Republican U.S. Senate challenger Jeff Bell by 15-points, 53% to 38%

“Booker is on track to receive a full term in the U.S. Senate,” said Patrick Murray, the Polling Institute’s director. “Bell does somewhat better among those who are old enough to have voted the last time he appeared on a New Jersey ballot. However, few of them appear to remember him all that well.”

Click here to read the full polling report.


Will: All Bell Needs is a “Modest Infusion”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff BellThe senior statesmen of conservative media continue to advocate for the candidacy of Jeff Bell, Save Jerseyans, all despite growing odds and shortening days in the Election 2014 cycle.

This time it’s George Will, saying something we’ve been saying for months, shortly after Bill Kristol weighed in to argue for the viability of the Bell campaign to dethrone Cory Booker (D-Twitter).

From Friday night on the WashPo website:


Bell Sees Hope in Q Poll, Takes Aim at National GOP

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jeff Bell megaphoneThere are two ways to interpret today’s new Quinnipiac Poll results for the New Jersey U.S. Senate race, Save Jerseyans.

Cory Booker (D-Twitter) campaign manager Brendan Gill tells PolitickerNJ that a 51% to 40% lead over Republican Jeff Bell is a good thing for his guy. And he’s not wrong. 50% is a good place for an incumbent to be just a few weeks out.

Jeff Bell and his long-time friend, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, see things a little differently. And they make some interesting points, ones which verify much of what we’ve been telling you for awhile.

But is it a different without a distinction?