Author: Rick Shaftan

Rick Shaftan of Neighborhood Research/Mountaintop Media is a national political consultant, pollster and controversial electoral combatant best known in New Jersey for his past work with former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.

GOP Bridgegate Silence Explained?

OPINION: How Chris Christie’s Coattailless Landslide Jaded Down-Ballot Republicans When He Needed Them Most By Rick Shaftan | The Save Jersey Blog Many commentators, both inside and out of New Jersey, have questioned why so few Republicans have piped up in support of Read More

Four Men Who Changed the World

By Rick Shaftan | The Save Jersey Blog Fifty years ago this morning, men still wore crewcuts, hats and narrow ties. Women’s fashions were decided by whatever Jackie Kennedy wore.  The number one song was a whiny ballad called “I’m Leaving Read More

Analyzing Booker’s Bergen Victory

High-Income Whites Put Booker Over the Top By Rick Shaftan | The Save Jersey Blog It’s not often that a Republican wins Wallington, South Hackensack, Lyndhurst, Ridgefield and Rochelle Park and loses Oradell, Old Tappan, Norwood, Woodcliff Lake and Northvale Read More