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VIDEO: LD16 GOP runs hard against Democrats’ Sanctuary State push

Kim Guadagno’s campaign isn’t the only one betting that Sanctuary Statehood is a winning issue for Republicans this cycle, Save Jerseyans.  Even before her much-discussed “Sanctuary” web ad even hit this week, the LD16 GOP ticket consisting of state Senator Kip Bateman and his Assembly running mates, former Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R-Readington) and current Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire (R-Montgomery), […]

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Man, reportedly illegal, accused of raping 6-year old Trenton, New Jersey girl

A horrific crime was committed in Trenton, New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, and the suspect is reportedly an illegal immigrant. Edgar Mendoza, age 32 of Guatemala, stands accused of allegedly “molesting the 6-year-old victim in her bed and jumping out the second-floor window after the child’s father found Mendoza in bed with the victim,” the Trentonian reports, […]

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Bateman celebrates salvation of Princeton Battlefield

State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) has spent years fighting to defend historic Princeton Battlefield from development. That fight came to a satisfying end on Wednesday when the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) received final permission to construct eight townhouses near the battlefield.  It’s the product of a compromise between IAS and the Civil War Trust […]

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Small-Business Advocate Endorses Thompson, Dancer and Clifton in LD 12

The NFIB/NJ PAC, the political arm of the National Federation of Independent Businesses in New Jersey, has endorsed Senator Sam Thompson, Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblyman Rob Clifton for reelection in the 12th legislative district. “Your election is not only critical to the small-business owners in your district, but also to protecting free enterprise across the state,” […]




Is this the most New Jersey story ever? You be the judge.

Regular readers of this site don’t need to be told how messed up New Jersey’s affordable housing policies are. Maybe this story will drive the point home for new readers or anyone who is still straddling the fence. It’s one of those “only in New Jersey (or Illinois or New York)” kind of stories. On […]

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Middlesex GOP’s Panos Looks to the Future Despite Trailing by 5 Votes in Old Bridge Ward Race

Wednesday morning was a true mixed bag for one veteran New Jersey Republican leader.   Her candidate for governor (Kim Guadagno) won a solid victory on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, as did her political ally State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), but Middlesex County GOP Chairwoman Lucille Panos looks to have fallen short in her own bid for […]

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DUH! Feds Proclaim PennEast Pipeline’s ‘Limited’ Anticipated Impact

Despite the best efforts of enviroMENTALists to convince voters that the PennEast Pipeline project will end civilization as we know it in Central New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, we have more evidence that that’s not going to happen. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its extensive final environmental impact study for the planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline which […]

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VIDEO: Panos Blasts “Disrespectful” Haney Backers After Thompson’s Middlesex Convention Loss

By all accounts, Save Jerseyans? Chairwoman Lucille Panos‘s first Middlesex Convention went smoothly notwithstanding the expected, usual array of controversies. That’s the good news. The bad news: Panos’s endorsed gubernatorial candidate (Kim Guadagno) and political patron/incumbent State Senator (Sam Thompson) both lost their convention battles by fairly wide margins, a situation that’s difficult for any […]

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Tensions, Passions Mount Ahead of Spirited Middlesex Convention Vote Count

Voting in the contentious LD12 Senate and gubernatorial primaries just wrapped up here at Old Bridge High School, Save Jerseyans, and if I’m being candid (which I always endeavor to be with you), this is one of the tensest conventions I’ve ever visited… Voting is underway in Middlesex…. #GOPPrimary #NewJersey pic.twitter.com/ZmFuzVs12r — The Save Jersey […]

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POLL: Which LD12 Senate Candidate Wins Middlesex’s Convention?

One of this spring’s surprise primary contests? LD12, where veteran State Senator Sam Thompson (who first went to Trenton back in 1998) is receiving a strong challenge from Old Bridge GOP Chairman Art Haney who, for his part, is backed up by Burlington County GOP power broker Bill Layton. Haney has the Burlco line but Thompson […]

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Is Sam Thompson in Trouble? Sources Say ‘Yes,’ But Not Done Either.

Jack Ciattarelli wasn’t the only Republican to score an upset of sorts on Wednesday night, Save Jerseyans, which means Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce (R-12) is no longer the only 2017 GOP legislative incumbent in real primary jeopardy. The basics: Also in Middlesex County, where Ciattarelli overcame NJGOP gubernatorial primary front runner Kim Guadagno and prevented the […]

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Ciattarelli Makes A Stand with Mercer, Middlesex Victories

It was an objectively solid night for Jack Ciattarelli, Save Jerseyans. The Republican gubernatorial primary candidate carried the Mercer County convention, 67 votes to 31 for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (+ 3 for Joe Rullo and one non-vote), securing that county’s line which included populous (and Republican) Hamilton Township. Meanwhile, in Middlesex County, Ciattarelli won the […]

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Old Bridge Chairman Spars with Panos Over Changed Middlesex GOP Convention Location

Tonight (March 15th) is the Middlesex County Screening Committee meeting, Save Jerseyans, and the convention is right around the corner (March 25th). It’s to be expected that a major county’s democratic convention in a contested gubernatorial primary cycle would be more than a little heated. This year looks like no exception to the rule. Save […]

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ICYMI: Middlesex Young Republicans’ Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Four of the five GOP candidates for governor met in Metuchen last week for a wide-ranging discussion with Primary Day 2017 just under three months away…. The participants: Asm. Jack Ciattarelli, Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers, social media activist Joe Rullo and Atlantic City’s Hirsh Singh. Here’s video from the forum assuming you didn’t make it: — […]

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