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Kurtz gathers, energizes young N.J. GOP leaders at the League

Amidst a sea of Democrat-dominated events at the League of Municipalities, Republican Atlantic City Councilman Jesse O. Kurtz hosted an inaugural young GOP leaders’ breakfast at last week’s annual event to encourage communication among what’s left of the state’s Young Republican leadership.   Councilman Kurtz told a few dozen attendees from all corners of the state, […]

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ROONEY: Politicians like Bob Menendez are the reason why people don’t vote

Bob Menendez’s dramatic mistrial means he may escape justice, Save Jerseyans, but is the damage already done? Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined Chasing News host Bill Spadea, Democrat strategist Bill Caruso, and Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman on Thursday night to break down the outcome and consider the impact on democracy particularly given this year’s low voter turnout…. – […]

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Warren Freeholder Sarnoski: Gottheimer should disclose whether he’s standing with Menendez

Warren County Freeholder Jason Sarnoski, a probable 2018 Republican candidate for Congress in NJ-05, is weighing in on the Menendez mistrial and demanding to know where freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05) stands on Hudson Bob’s likely 2018 U.S. Senate reelection campaign. “Senator Bob Menendez has embarrassed New Jersey and today’s mistrial – at the […]

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MENENDEZ MISTRIAL REACTION: Murphy endorses reelection, McConnell demands ethics investigation

Unsurprisingly, Save Jerseyans, the two respective sides of the political aisle are reacting very differently to today’s mistrial declaration in the Bob Menendez federal corruption trial. Governor-elect Phil Murphy (D-NJ), who refused to directly address his party’s senior senator’s situation during the recent gubernatorial campaign and up until this morning, endorsed Menendez’s reelection on Thursday afternoon […]

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4 of 5 N.J. House Republicans defect as tax reform heads to the Senate

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) stands alone, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed its historic tax reform package – “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” – 227 to 205. Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R. NJ-2), Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, NJ-11) all voted against the measure. “I believe […]

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BREAKING: Menendez mistrial declared

The federal corruption trial of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D, N.J.) ended in a mistrial on Thursday afternoon. Menendez had faced multiple criminal counts stemming from his relationship with a Florida eye doctor and alleged favors performed for him. “I find that you are unable to reach a verdict and that further deliberations will be futile, […]

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Menendez (D-N.J.) mistrial probability rises as jury deadlocks for second time

For the second time since its deliberations began, Save Jerseyans, the Menendez jury appears to have deadlocked in Newark, and a mistrial in the senior New Jersey U.S. Senator’s corruption trial now appears extremely likely. The jury’s 11:35 a.m. note to Judge Walls expressed its belief that the jurors had “slowly and thoroughly” reviewed all […]

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STUDY: New Jersey is America’s 16th most burdensome occupational licensing state

New Jersey has earned another dubious distinction according to the Institute for Justice.  A new study released Wednesday by that organization ranks New Jersey as the 16th worst occupational licensing law state in America. “A job and livelihood should not depend on a permission slip from the government,” said AFP-NJ State Director Erica Jedynak in a statement reacting […]

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REPORT: NJEA admits spending millions in members’ dues on politics

At a time when the NJEA and its allies are complaining about the under-funding of schools and pensions, you’d think the infamous public sector union would exercise a little fiscal prudence? Nah. There’s a new report out from NJTV’s Leah Mishkin confirming that, in the same cycle that spent an estimated $4.5 million in a failed […]

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POLL: Of this list… who’s the best GOP candidate for LoBo’s NJ-02 seat?

Frank LoBiondo’s decision not to seek reelection in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District next year throws one of the state’s safe(r) Republican seats into toss-up mode (or, arguably, a lean Democrat position if national trends persist AND Jeff Van Drew gets in the race which is expected any day now). None of that was a […]

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Menendez jury deadlocks but judge tells them to keep trying

NEWARK, N.J. — On Monday afternoon, the jury in Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial informed the court that it has been unable to reach a verdict on any of the 19 counts facing the powerful federal legislator. “As of 2pm, on behalf of all jurors, we cannot reach a unanimous decision on any […]

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TAX REFORM PUSH: MacArthur will host Ivanka, Steven Mnuchin in Bayville

President Donald Trump’s popular daughter Ivanka has assumed a lead role selling tax reform in small venue events across the country this fall season. That push has become all the more critical for Republicans with recent highly-publicized election losses and the Midterm cycle quickly approaching.   Ivanka’s next stop? Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) will host the […]

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Christie’s renewed ally Kyrillos lands at Horizon

Breaking up can be hard to do, Save Jerseynas, but making up can be easy. Such is the case of former close friends Chris Christie and Joe Kyrillos. This week, the Governor appointed the outgoing state senator from LD13 to the board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the Garden State’s biggest […]

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McCann will launch NJ-05 campaign on Nov. 18th

2018 is here, Save Jerseyans. Next week, one of the Republicans who hopes to take on well-heeled freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05) next fall will formally launch his campaign in North Jersey. Former Cresskill Councilman John McCann’s launch event is planned for Saturday, November 18th at the Paramus VFW Post 6699.  McCann’s current field of  likely primary […]

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REPORTS: Excused Menendez Juror Blasts Prosecution

Is a hung jury, or even a mistrial in the making, Save Jerseyans? Today in Newark, Juror #8 of the Menendez corruption trial jury was excused due to a pre-planned vacation. What’s news? That juror has reportedly since spoken the media and alleged division and deadlock in the jury room… While this is an encouraging sign for Menendez, […]

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