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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.


Christie Files Nominations

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Gubernatorial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the New Jersey State Senate:


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.


Christie’s RGA Raises $21.5 M in Q3

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

The RGA logo.

The RGA logo.

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is waging some tough defensive battles (22 seats including ME, WI, PA, FL, KS, AR) this year, Save Jerseyans, but if the GOP ends up losing a net number seats, it certainly won’t be for lack of money.

On Wednesday, the Christie-led organization announced a $21.5 million haul in third quarter of 2014; that brings its year-to-Sept. 30th total to $72 million raised.

When all is said and done, the RGA will have drawn from a pool of roughly $100 million for the 2014 cycle.


Wednesday: Pelosi Protest, Obama Visit and Christie Radio

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

nancy pelosi

Nancy Pelosi poses with the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.

Wednesday will prove a politically-busy day in the Garden State, Save Jerseyans:

  • Governor Chris Christie is slated to visit NJ 101.5 for his monthly ‘Ask the Governor‘ radio program.

Christie, Brownback Scream for Ice Cream (VIDEO)

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The latest polling suggests that Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) may yet overcome a tough challenge from Democrat Paul Davis in the Sunflower State, Save Jerseyans, so Gov. Chris Christie dropped by on Monday to try and lend a hand… and eat some stuff that’s not on his diet at Freddy’s Frozen Custard in Wichita:

Christie Unpopular in Perennially Wrong Poll

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Polling StationWe have new Rutgers-Eagleton poll results out today that show Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating upside down at 42% favorable to 45% unfavorable.

Okay. There’s no doubt he’s down across the board from this time last year, Save Jerseyans. No question about it. And most of the reasons for the trend are obvious. But as I have detailed for you in the past, the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll is our state’s least consistent survey. They’ve always got the margin wrong. In every big race. Every single time.

Not trying to be mean but it is what it is.

Just take that for whatever it’s worth. I’m going to continue to take every Rutgers-Eagleton release with a grain of salt until they get one right. Click here if you want to check it out anyway.

Christie: Wolf Will Make PA “Unaffordable”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie isn’t backing off of this year’s uphill Pennsylvania gubernatorial defense because he can’t, Save Jerseyans. Not with Republicans currently projected to lose three governors in the RCP average.

Here’s some footage from Thursday’s Valley Forge rally:

Christie to NAACP: “Sinners” in Both Parties

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie’s Saturday NAACP talk hit on familiar themes, Save Jerseyans, ones which he’s expected to carry into his presidential campaign with the expectation of echoing (repeating might be too big of a climb) the electoral breadth of his 2013 Garden State victory. “I don’t think second chances are just the domain of Democrats or Republicans,” Christie told the membership luncheon attendees gathered at the Hilton Parsippany. “Because from my perspective, we have sinners and wrongdoers aplenty in both parties.”

Here’s the full speech (it runs a little over half an hour):

Christie Wades into Sayreville Hazing Debacle

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The Governor also said he was “concerned” about the ongoing Ebola crisis amid concerns from legislators and experts during a press availability outside of the offices of the Dioceses of Trenton on Thursday afternoon:



Clinton Leads Christie By 10 in N.J.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

hillary-clinton-and-chris-christieThat’s according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, Save Jerseyans.

Garden State women are the decisive factor in Clinton’s 10-point leads (50% to 40%); while Christie narrowly wins New Jersey men, 46% to 43%, women go for Clinton by a staggering 20-point margin, 56% to 36%, and Clinton posts a significant yet much smaller leader among the crucial independent voter category (46% to 40%).

“Gov. Christopher Christie gives former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more of a battle in New Jersey, but a huge lead among women voters keeps the lady from Chappaqua, New York, ahead of the home- state governor,” said Maurice Carroll, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.


The Q poll surveyed 1,475 registered New Jersey voters between 9/25 and 9/29 with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

Christie, Kasich Rally in Ohio

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

In between stumping for Scott Walker on Monday and flying back home for a Newark drug addiction summit on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Chris Christie joined incumbent Gov. John Kasick (R-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) for a rally days before the key 2016 state will begin casting ballots in its 2014 gubernatorial et. al. election (he isn’t in any danger; the latest poll showed him leading the Democrat challenger by 30-points).

They’re RGA BFFs, so says Kasich:


Snyder and Christie Tackle Detroit

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie has invoked Detroit (quite rightly) as a warning to New Jerseyans concerning what could happen if the state’s pension system goes belly-up. He traveled to Detroit on Friday to campaign with incumbent Governor Rick Snyder (nursing a narrow but consistent polling lead) and discuss his RGA-backed candidate’s efforts to engage his state’s notoriously distressed and blighted urban center:

Want Accurate Christie Reporting? Fat Chance!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Keep in mind before you watch the video below: this is the same American media that crucified the Bush Administration for “lying” about weapons of mass destruction, Save Jerseyans, yet these same media outlets can’t even accurately source and report whether Chris Christie is still facing federal charges or, in the case of the NYT, how much weight he’s lost…

From Christie campaigning in Connecticut (via ABC News):