Articles by Matt Rooney

ROONEY RANTS: Murphy wouldn’t be talking about Bridgegate if he was up 15

There are less than three weeks to go before New Jersey votes,  Save Jerseyans, and Phil Murphy’s team is on television attacking GOP nominee Kim Guadagno for… Bridgegate. The 30-second, state-wide spot which went up on Tuesday features Murphy, standing in front of the George Washington Bridge and grinning like an idiot, declaring that Christie and Guadagno’s […]

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It’s Murphy (not Guadagno) who’s radical where immigration is concerned

Politico explains it as, “In race to replace Christie, GOP nominee Guadagno takes hard right turn.“ The Star-Ledger poses a question: “Is Guadagno trying to gain steam by ‘going Trump’?“ During the Monday night LG debate, NJTV moderate Michael Aron ask the GOP candidate in a conclusory tone whether he stood by negative “stereotypes” allegedly […]

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UPDATE: Obama will campaign for Murphy in Newark this Thursday

We learned that Barack Obama was coming to campaign for Phil Murphy and his running mate, Sheila Oliver, back in September.  Today? InsiderNJ is reporting that the former president’s appearance will take the form of “a canvas kickoff at the Robert Treat Hotel on Thursday afternoon.” Obama’s Newark rally represents his first campaign trail appearance — […]

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UPDATE: Prominent Hispanic pastor calls on Murphy to act after name added to anti-Guadagno letter without consent

Group attacking Kim Guadagno and her ‘Sanctuary’ ad deserves serious scrutiny UPDATE #2 @ 1:12 p.m. As controversy continues to swirl over Kim Guadagno’s 100% fair and accurate ‘Sanctuary’ television spot, Save Jerseyans, forces affiliated with her Democrat opponent Phil Murphy have been working overtime to play the race card and slander both Guadagno and […]

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MacArthur posts intimidating $864,590 COH in Q3

Tom MacArthur’s district is among the most competitive in New Jersey by the numbers, Save Jerseyans, but his demonstrated fundraising prowess and friends in high places are making the take of overtaking him in 2018 appear extremely daunting. On Friday, MacArthur (R, N.J.-03) announced raising $622,251.15 for the quarter ending September 30.   The South Jersey two-term […]

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N.J. gaming patrons can now gamble online with Nevada, Delaware players

Fans of online gambling in New Jersey just got a major boost from Chris Christie. On Friday, the Governor announced today that he has reached an agreement with Nevada and Delaware which will permit the states’ respective Internet gaming patrons to play online against players in all three states. “New Jersey has been a pioneer […]

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Democrats’ Nightmare Menendez Scenario Might Be Coming True

Okay. At this point, Save Jerseyans? After the state rested, and the federal judge has indicated that he’s considering throwing out MOST of the federal criminal charges facing U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D, N.J.) this upcoming Monday? Democrats across New Jersey (and especially down in South Jersey), as well as those in Washington, D.C. who […]

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REPORT: With Weinstein fundraiser axed, Hilldawg returns to N.J. for Murphy

What do Hillary Clinton (D-Wiped Server) and Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) have in common?  Besides an affinity for money, lax immigration regulations, and Harvey Weinstein? They’ll be campaigning together in Harrison, New Jersey on Sunday, October 22nd according to a report from InsiderNJ. The ritzy fundraiser’s ticket prices range from $1,000 (just to get in the door) […]

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My 5 quick takeaways from the first N.J. gubernatorial debate

How much do debate really matter in 2017? It’s… debatable, Save Jerseyans. Plenty of data suggests that they rarely move the numbers, even had the presidential level where there’s high viewership, so picking winners and losers in these things is therefore a nearly impossible task. All we know is that you certainly can lose a […]

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As allegations get uglier, Murphy plays word games with his Harvey Weinstein ties

Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) was put in the awkward position today of having to condemn disgraced (and fired) Hollywood producing titan Harvey Weinstein only several weeks after a meeting between the two liberals in which Murphy sought “an endorsement and fundraising help” from Weinstein. “I have not received any contributions from Harvey Weinstein, and I call […]

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Corrado (finally) joins the N.J. State Senate

Kristin Corrado became LD40’s State Senator-elect on July 26th, Save Jerseyans, but thanks to some high-level ‘Game of Thrones’ style, only-in-New Jersey level nonsense concerning a turf war between Democrats in Passaic County and South Jersey (Max Pizarro explains it all right here), she didn’t get to join the State Senate until… today. “I would […]

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Today’s ignorant quote award winner: Paul Vagianos (D-40)

LD40 is reliably Republican red, Save Jerseyans, but Republican Kristin M. Corrado (who’s being sworn in today to replace former State Senator Kevin O’Toole) and her Assembly running mates, Christopher P. DePhillips and Asm. Kevin J. Rooney, haven’t faced a legislative general election to date. If Phil Murphy ends up winning a double-digit victory? Certain Democrat forces […]

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A bunch of things that kill more Americans than guns

Time out for actual #facts as the post-Vegas shooting gun control push continues: More Americans are struck by lightning every year (!) than are killed in mass shootings. 3 or 4-times as many.  So if savings lives is your goal? Call your Congressman and ask him or her to put up a bill banning walking/swimming outside during thunderstorms. […]

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Guadagno camp says Murphy’s lead is down to 7 points

Fresh polling is coming fast and furious now, Save Jerseyans, and the campaign of Kim Guadagno shared some of its own numbers on Wednesday morning. They say its a 7-point race to succeed Chris Christie. Guadagno pollster Adam Geller (who worked for Donald Trump’s campaign in the Midwestern states) is responsible for the new numbers; […]

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Legal action threatened over notorious Super PAC’s slanderous LD2 TV spot

The General Majority PAC — backed by powerful bosses, unions, and a former Harry Reid staffer and providing cover for machine Democrats — is on the move again this cycle, Save Jerseyans, and throwing bombs at Republicans in swing New Jersey legislative districts. Some of you may recall that this is the group for which Alec […]

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N.J. union bosses say they’ll sue to keep your property taxes high

Here’s a gem from yesterday’s arbitration cap flap, Save Jerseyans, courtesy of NorthJersey.com: The four Democratic appointees of the task force said in a joint statement that the information released violates the law and that they would seek judicial relief. They said that “much work is needed to prepare a complete and accurate final report.” […]

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