New Jersey isn’t a battleground state in 2012, Save Jerseyans. In fact, it hasn’t been seriously contested at the presidential level since George W. Bush rolled the dice late in the 2000 cycle (and ended up losing by double digits).
That doesn’t mean we don’t play a major role in presidential politics beyond Governor Christie’s personal contributions. Au contraire!
The Garden State’s number one political export continues to be cash for the Republican Party. It’s been a bumper crop for Mitt Romney.
Paul Ryan is hoping to build on that record when he comes to Essex County this Saturday, October 20th.
He’s slated to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a private home in Short Hills, New Jersey. Tickets to the general reception cost $1,000; photographs with the next Vice President of the United State are going for $5,000.