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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):

Christie Appoints Oxford Twp. Council

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Census_Bureau_map_of_Oxford_Township,_New_JerseyGovernor Chris Christie filed unusual direct appointments with the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, after three members of the Oxford Township Council resigned their seats in August ahead of the November election.

The appointees are: 

- Marc Pasquini (Oxford Township, Warren)
- William E. Ryan, Jr., CFP (Oxford Township, Warren)
- Bill Bray (Oxford Township, Warren)

The Gas Tax Hike Cometh

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Gas pumpAs recently as March, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie said gas tax hikes were off the table.

He strongly opposed a proposal from Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20, Union) earlier in the year which would’ve raised the gas tax by 15 cents over 3 years.

But I warned you earlier this week how the pending confirmation of Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner-designate Jamie Fox could signal a change in thinking, or at least tactics.

I take no pleasure in being right. Trust me. I’ll be paying right along side you at the next pump. So enjoy our run of cheap gas (which is attracting drivers to NJ… when does that every happen?) while it lasts…


Wiz Vows to Carry On!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie pointingJohn “the Wiz” Wisniewski is the same guy who initially raised the possibility of impeaching Governor Chris Christie over the Bridgegate scandal, Save Jerseyans. Wisniewski’s SCI Bridgegate investigation subsequently spent millions of tax dollars, leaked investigatory information and, when all was said and done nine months later, UNCOVERED NO EVIDENCE that Chris Christie did anything wrong.

So what did the the Wiz, clinging to the prospect of a Bridgegate-fueled run at higher office, do on Thursday evening when it we found out that the federal government’s investigation also found no evidence of Christie wrongdoing and, moreover, would not seek any charges against the Governor?

He crawled back to MSNBC, complained about leaks, ignored targeted reform proposals (you’d think a legislative committee would be interested in legislation?) and denied ever suggesting that Governor Chris Christie had committed any criminal acts…

Sorry, Asm. O’Scanlon; I think you might be wrong after all about one thing: the Wiz has balls the size of grapefruits…


REPORT: No Christie Bridgegate Link Found

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

George_Washington_Bridge,_HAER_NY-129-8This speaks for itself,  Save Jerseyans. The Feds have RULED OUT charges for Governor Chris Christie in the Bridgegate debacle (reports NBC4).

Full story here.

Wrap it up now, Wiz! Thus far, you haven’t uncovered any material contradictions of the Mastro report. Hundreds of days and millions of dollars wasted and the top law enforcement minds operating in our state see no reason to move against the Governor. So what could you expect to add to the process at this juncture? Especially since you’ve demonstrated ZERO interest in considering proposed reforms related to how these independent authorities function… nine months in…

“NBC New York reports governor Christie is not involved. Now it’s time for the panel that prejudged the governor to end its relentless attacks,” concurred Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, one of the Governor’s most reliable legislative allies, in a statement release after the news broke.

After attending a Thursday night fundraiser for Jeff Bell in Princeton (during which time the NBC story went live), Governor Christie appeared on NJ 101.5 for his monthly ‘Ask the Governor’ program and reacted to the report…


Christie Barnstorms in N.H.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

November is coming, Save Jerseyans, so Governor Chris Christie was back in the Granite State this week stumping for Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown. New Hampshire remains a critically important state for Chris Christie in 2014 (and 2016). Christie’s RGA put big money into the state and, as first reported by Save Jersey, key Christie operatives are on the ground.

Sights and sounds:

Christie Files Nominations to Superior Court, Parole Board

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Christie at desk signing budgetNominations are subject to the advice and the consent of the State Senate; direct appointments are not:


Nominate for reappointment Benjamin C. Telsey (Pilesgrove, Salem)
Nominate for appointment John M. Deitch (Fanwood, Union)
Nominate for appointment Theresa E. Mullen (Scotch Plains, Union)
Nominate for appointment Candido Rodriguez (Scotch Plains, Union)


Momentum Still Building for Death Tax Reform

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

cemetery_overview1It’s finally starting to look like Trenton might do something about our death tax dilemma, Save Jerseyans.

We’ve been grinding this ax for a long time; only two U.S. states impose both an estate tax AND an inheritance tax. Consequently, anyone who can still afford to live in New Jersey (a shrinking pool) finds themselves deathly afraid of dying here.

State Senator Ray Lesniak (D) proposed repealing the estate tax back during the summer (although he wanted to exchange it for a millionaire’ tax). Now, a broad coalition of Assembly Republicans and Democrats are championing a bill (A1281) to (1) repeal New Jersey’s inheritance tax and (2) increase the estate tax exemption so that it’s in-line with the feds.


Christie Birthday Bash Raises $600k

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie romneyGovernor Chris Christie’s week is ending on a high note notwithstanding rough rating credit news, Save Jerseyans. He’s back in the black for his 52nd birthday.

For starters, new Stockton Poll results dropped today showing him comfortably above 50% and well-ahead of President Obama in New Jersey when it comes to the all-important job approval question.

His birthday party turned out pretty well, too. A memorandum obtained by Save Jersey, sent by Chairman Sam Raia to the rest of the organization’s members and county chairs, reports $600,000 raised from the Romney-attended event which also featured an audience of approximately 930 faithful. It’s welcome news after a news report, circulated earlier in the week, trumpeted that the committee was $300k in the red prior to the big bash.

With Wednesday night’s showing, the NJ GOP Chair says his organization expects to post close to $1 million raised in the 3rd Quarter and $1.8 million year-to-date.


Christie Vetoes Greenwald’s “Economic Opportunity Act”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

christie smileCiting “special interests for part-time legislators,” Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed A-3213/S-1551 today, Save Jerseyans, otherwise known as the Economic Opportunity Act, Part 3.

This legislation was sponsored by Christie arch-critic Lou Greenwald in the Assembly and Ray Lesniak and Shavonda Sumter in the State Senate. The original package cleared the state house last fall. Things are different now, in terms of both political and economic realities. The latter point is expressly argued in the Governor’s statement.


Christie, GOP Leaders Share 9/11 Reflections

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No.162 this week, Save Jerseyans, directing that all New Jersey state buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Thursday, September 11, 2014, the 13th anniversary (yeah, it’s been THAT long) of the 9/11 terror attacks that claimed the lives of 746 New Jersey residents. He also declared it a “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” throughout the entirety of New Jersey.

He are his remarks on the subject offered yesterday during a school visit in Camden: