Category: Campaign Finance

Departacus starts raising funds for his depleted N.J. Senate war chest

By Matt Rooney _ Cory Booker (aka Spartacus, Gropacus or now “Departacus”) had a hell of a time raising cash during his ill-fated presidential campaign. Now that it’s mercifully over, New Jersey’s junior U.S. Senator needs to rebuild his depleted Read More

NJ-07: Torpey takes aim at Malinowski over campaign finance hypocrisy

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A key ally of Congressman Leonard Lance is crying foul as primary day inches closer and Lance presumptive Democrat challenger’s statements come into conflict with reality. On Wednesday, Hunterdon GOP Chairman Patrick Torpey laid into Tom Malinowski Read More

California Dreamin’ While Death Toll Rises

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Two more human beings – young men aged 21 and 25 respectively – were gunned down in Newark over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, bringing the 2013 murder death toll in New Jersey’s largest city to Read More

Governor Moves for Air Superiority

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You heard it here first, Save Jerseyans: Governor Chris Christie doesn’t just want to win this fall; he’s out for a crushing, signal-sending, presidential-campaign-propelling victory. Air superiority! But unlike with our near-adventure in Syria, the Read More

Kean: Close Union Cash Loophole

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Trenton’s second-highest ranking Republican is responding to a new report from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) by calling for new pay-to-play reforms. Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Union) pointed to the Read More

Rand Weighs Helping Lonegan

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie may have no interest in a beer summit with Rand Paul any time soon, Save Jerseyans, but the Kentucky Senator might share a rubber chicken dinner with Steve Lonegan in the very near Read More

Barbara’s Vegas Vacation Blues

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Buono for Governor campaign may’ve thought this tweet would highlight a positive contrast for its candidate: I’m not sure it had the intended effect. It’s dripping with snark and comes across as more than Read More

Super PAC Launches #BookerFail

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The PAC’s website promises to reveal “[t]he Real Cory Booker” who is “[a] liberal with a record of failure: higher taxes, more crime, failing schools, higher unemployment, and bitter division.” It’s nothing you haven’t read here, Read More

GOP Hoping for New Christie Voters

N.J. Senate GOP Leadership Sees Stars Aligning for Possible Control Turnover in November By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Nate Silver thinks the U.S. Senate might tip back to the GOP in 2014 if current trends persist; some leading New Jersey Read More