Articles Posted in the " Jeff Van Drew " Category


  • Van Drew Not Running for Congress

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog He must have just been there for the pancakes, Save Jerseyans, because Jeff Van Drew made it official on Monday: he is not running for Congress in CD2 for 2014. This means that the only official candidate for the Democratic nomination is Bill Hughes, Jr, son of the former Congressman […]


  • Will Jeff Van Drew Run for Congress?

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, the 2014 race in CD-2, a seat currently held by Republican Frank LoBiondo, is going to be a big deal. The Dems who want Nancy Pelosi back as speaker of the house, have targeted CD-2 to help with that goal. Bill Hughes Jr, son of the Democratic […]


  • Riding High, JVD Refers to Himself in the 3rd Person

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Yes, he won a decisive state senate victory on November 5th, thanks to record Super PAC spending and a favorable redistricting map. He could be the front runner to challenge Frank LoBiondo next fall. He has every reason to feel a little smug. For now. I still […]


  • In LD1, @GovChristie Asks for GOP Legislature

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog I went down to the Ocean City GOP HQ today to see Governor Christie speak, Save Jerseyans, and everyone reading this post in Cape May and Cumberland Counties should take note: Notwithstanding his “bipartisan” alliances, Chris Christie explicitly said that he wants to work with Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Kristine Gabor & […]


  • Meet Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular Save Jersey readers are all-too-familiar with LD1 and its reprehensible Democrat representatives. Political watchers on both sides of the aisle still consider all three legislators to be among the state’s most vulnerable incumbents this year; they’re certainly acting like it! I stopped by Ocean City on Saturday to meet […]


  • LD1 is Still the One

    The Top Ten Reasons Why New Jersey’s Legislative District 1 Will Host the “Race to Watch” This 2013 Election Cycle By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Okay, Save Jerseyans: we all know the number one New Jersey race this year is going to be the Governor’s race. Goes without saying. But the legislative races […]


  • Too Little, Too Late

    With all the focus on the national poltical scene, it’s easy to overlook some of our local shennigans. But fear not, Save Jerseyans, that’s why I’m here! As you may recall, Save Jerseyans, Governor Christie tried to give all New Jersey residents an immediate 10% tax cut during this year’s budget battle. As you may also […]


  • Why Can’t They Figure This Bridge Thing Out?

    I don’t have a bridge to sell you, Save Jerseyans, but hopefully this bridge story will do. It’s worth more than the real thing. Let me explain: Up until 2006, the two main ways into Cape May County both involved crossing the Great Egg Harbor Bay. One was over the privately-owned, two-lane Beesley’s Point Bridge […]


  • Will Christie Call Out Van Drew Tomorrow in Ocean City?

    So my inbox just exploded with the news that Chris Christie will be visiting Ocean City tomorrow, as part of his “Calling Out them Dems for Not Lowering Taxes” Tour. Ocean City, for those of who don’t have the Garden State’s electoral map memorized, is at the heart of super-competitive Legislative District 1, home of […]


  • Van Drew’s Broken Bipartisan Promises

    After another pathetic legislative session in Trenton marked by deep partisan divides, and with the benefit of a little hindsight over the past couple weeks, Save Jerseyans, I just have one question: What happened to Van Drew’s promises of bipartisanship? Throughout the 2011 campaign, State Senatoe Jeff Van Drew (D-LD1)’s big pitch to voters was that […]


  • Memo to NJ Dems: Not Treating Dissenters Equally?

    Before I get into this, a disclaimer. I am aware that same-sex marriage is a hot button issue. This post is not about gay marriage. It is not advocating for perserving traditional marriage or for recognizing people’s civil rights. I am not supporting or attacking the positions of any of the individuals involved. This is […]


  • Flashback: For New Jersey’s Unions, It’s a Scalp or Irrelevance on November 8th

    Historically low voter turnout on November 8th means virtually anything is possible, Save Jerseyans. A well-organized “off-year” campaign can be expected, within reason, to overcome significant voter registration and campaign finance disadvantages by mobilizing and turning out their superiorly-enthusiastic base on Election Day. The folks who only vote in presidential years are sitting this one […]