Author: Susanne LaFrankie

Susanne LaFrankie is a former Philadelphia television reporter and radio talk show host. She has covered countless political campaigns, legislative proceedings, Supreme Court arguments and White House press conferences. The married mother of three teens, she has spent more then half her life living in Jersey.

Christie’s Single Nixonian Misstep

By Susanne LaFrankie | The Save Jersey Blog “I am what I am but I’m not a bully” …cringe worthy words from last week’s Bridgegate press conference, words which could haunt Governor Chris Christie since they’re eerily similar to those of Richard Nixon’s Read More

Winning With AND Without Them?

By Susanne LaFrankie | The Save Jersey Blog In the fickle world of politics, Save Jerseyans, you can often measure your success or your threat factor, by your bad press. These days Governor Chris Christie, a one-time darling of the media, should view Read More

Christie: “We Paid a Lot of Attention” to South Jersey

Sights and Sounds from Governor Christie’s South Jersey Campaign Swing By Susanne LaFrankie | The Save Jersey Blog Along with their scrambled eggs and coffee, the regulars at Ponzio’s Diner in Cherry Hill got a side of bear hugs and black slaps from “The Read More

More from Chris Christie’s Haddonfield Education Presser (VIDEO)

It was a real life civics lesson for AP Government students at Haddonfield Memorial High School on Monday afternoon. Fresh off his Keynote at the Republican National Convention, Governor Christie took several wide ranging questions from the assembled Juniors and Seniors Read More

Sen. Hatch on Gov. Christie: “I’d Like to See Him on the Supreme Court” (VIDEO)

I’m still digging through all of my media, photographs and other digital souvenirs from the Republican National Convention, Save Jerseyans. Here’s a gem from Orrin Hatch (R-UT), long-time U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He told Save Read More

Diane Allen Discusses the “Bottom Line for Women” with Save Jersey (VIDEO)

I caught up with State Senator Diane Allen (R-LD7) at last week’s RNC in Tampa, Save Jerseyans. We’re going to hear a lot about the Republican “war on women” over the next few nights at the Democrats’ own convention. Senator Read More

More Scenes from ‘Save Jersey’ at the 2012 RNC

It was a week to remember in Tampa, Save Jerseyans. I made new friends from around the country, met fellow journalists from around the world, and got to share in a remarkable piece of history as the assembled delegates nominated Read More

NJ Delegates Still Swelling with Pride Post-Keynote (VIDEO)

It’s hard to underestimate enthusiasm levels down here in Tampa, Save Jerseyans! Governor Chris Christie’s rousing keynote on Tuesday night had already emboldened a palpably proud New Jersey delegation; last night’s speeches by Condi Rice and Paul Ryan only served Read More