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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?


Rand Paul: Silent Star of Booker’s 1st TV Ad?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Screenshot from Cory Booker's first TV #njsen spot, "True"

Screenshot from Cory Booker’s first TV #njsen spot, “True”

He isn’t explicitly mentioned, Save Jerseyans, and you never see his curly hair or slight frame in the first campaign TV spot of 2014 released by Cory Booker (D-Twitter), but a rudimentary Google search sets the issue to rest:

Cory is talking about his buddy… Rand.

“I mean it, and I did it,” Booker brags in the 30-second spot.

Did what? There’s a few things in the fire (e.g. he teamed with Tim Scott of SC on the LEAP Act), but Booker and Senator Paul made headlines and raised eyebrows when the odd couple partnered to support criminal justice reforms in the realm of “non-violent” drug crime. Interestingly, the move put Paul squarely in opposition with Booker’s 2014 general election opponent, Jeff Bell, who advocates a more traditional conservative approach to social issues ranging from drugs to gay marriage.

Click here to watch it.


Booker’s Aversion to Debating is No Mystery

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Cory Booker and Rand PaulI don’t respect what he’s doing but I understand why, Save Jerseyans. Cory Booker (D-Twitter) is sitting pretty this morning with $3.5 million in the bank to this challenger’s $130,000+. He up by double-digits in the RCP average. Why risk a proverbial wayward political punch?

But even Chris Christie, who had much larger lead than Booker at this point in 2013, bothered to debate Buono twice.

Cory? He’ll debate Jeff Bell once on October 25th.


We Could Use a Lil’ Voodoo, Mr. Senator!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Liberal 'Simpsons' writers parody "voodoo" economics... even though it worked.

Liberal ‘Simpsons’ writers parody “voodoo” economics… even though it worked.

Cory Booker (D-Twitter) launched his U.S. Senate reelection campaign last week, Save Jerseyans, but the man who prides himself on being a post-partisan and supremely hip leader chose to rely on some antiquated hyper-political rhetoric.

Specifically? For starters, he accused the GOP nominee Jeff Bell of peddling “voodoo economics.”

How retro! Now, Cory was just 11-years old when George Bush coined the phrase back in 1980 during the GOP primary campaign (I wasn’t yet born). So maybe he simply doesn’t know any better?

Background for Cory’s benefit: Bush Sr. was referring to Ronald Reagan’s strong support for supply-side economics.

Reagan won. Bush took the Veep spot. And the Reagan Revolution ushered in the largest peacetime economic expansion in the history of the United States of America.