Articles Posted in the " GOP " Category

  • Kean’s caucus isn’t taking an off-cycle for granted

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog They’re not on the ballot this year, Save Jerseyans, but the New Jersey GOP Senate caucus is trying to advance the conversation in Trenton with a 36-bill jobs package unveiled last Thursday. The added bonus? Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and his colleagues say it’s budget […]



  • Something is rotten in the state of Parsippany

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Super PAC spending is no longer unusual in New Jersey politics, Save Jerseyans. What’s a little strange? To see a Democrat Super PAC with national ties wade into a GOP municipal primary in a Republican-dominated town. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the mailer pictured on your right below. And […]


  • Save Jersey 2017 Poll: Who’s your first choice?

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog We’re not saying they’re ALL going to run, Save Jerseyans. And a few others might still join the mix. What we do know? Everyone listed below is seriously looking at a run for governor whenever Chris Christie moves on… Cast your ballot and keep the conversation going: 2017 […]



  • Save Jersey Poll: Which GOP Congressman is the Best?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Americans have never had a particularly high opinion of Congress. “It could probably be shown by facts and figures,” Mark Twain once quipped, “that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” That doesn’t mean there aren’t good people out there doing good work, Save […]


  • Jim Sauro comes out swinging in LD1 introduction

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans: you read about how, on Tuesday, the LD1 GOP ticket called out their opponents’s inability to create jobs and how Sgt. Carl R. Biletta called out Jeff Van Drew for exploiting veterans. A bold and true move, if I do say so myself. But another under-discussed […]


  • Assembly GOP bests Dems by filing candidates in all 40 districts

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Back in May 2008, the very first Save Jersey post complained about the number of legislative races that had been uncontested in recent cycles. Seven years later? Progress:  Assembly Republicans file candidates in every legislative district. Dems missing challengers in LD8 and 23. http://t.co/EHUY0NLoaR — Assembly Republicans […]


  • UPDATE: LD40 Lawsuit Dismissed

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A primary is still on tap for LD40 this June, Save Jerseyans, but the dispute over who will get the Passaic GOP’s formal backing appears to be over. The suit filed by Paterson Republican committeeman William Connolly over his controversial “bullet vote”  has been dismissed according to PolitickerNJ’s Chase […]


  • Christie: “Send me a Republican Legislature”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As legislative candidates race to Trenton and file their petitions before today’s deadline, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie’s NJ GOP is raising money online with a simple message: Give him a Republican legislature in 2015. “With the entire New Jersey Assembly up for re-election this year, we finally […]


  • LD2 in 2015: What to watch on the ground

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog The players are set in LD2, Save Jerseyans. (FYI – check out my LD1 overview if you missed it last week). On the Republican side, Assemblyman Chris Brown will be running with Atlantic County Freeholder Will Pauls to take back the seat John Amodeo lost in 2013. […]


  • LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If there’s ever a sole dissent vote on the GOP side of the aisle from New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, it’s usually Scott Garrett.  Not on Wednesday. Do you recognize a name from this list of 17 Republicans, an eclectic mix of conservatives and not-so-conservatives? 1. Justin Amash […]


  • Court stops Rumana and Russo from running on party line (for now)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Have you been following this one, Save Jerseyans? I suspect not unless you’re a party insider or a Passaic/Bergen area politico. The gist: two veteran incumbent Republican legislators aren’t officially endorsed by the Passiac GOP as of this writing despite a vote by county committee to do […]