Election 2017

N.J. TAX BATTLE: MacArthur challenges Murphy to a tax reform debate

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) is New Jersey’s only member of Congress supporting comprehensive federal tax reform. Governor-elect Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) is opposed despite supporting a $1.3 billion tax hike of his own (!), and he took the unusual step of calling out MacArthur – by name – over the U.S. House’s legislation. “I don’t […]

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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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Parsing this year’s rare GOP victory in Paramus

Last Tuesday night was not what would be described as a great election night for Republicans. We now have two choices: (1) we can riot in the streets and put on goofy hats like our friends on the Left or (2) we can figure out what we need to do to change things. I for […]

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Risley holds seat in tight Atlantic County Freeholder contest

It was too close for comfort, Save Jerseyans, but incumbent Republican John Risley has defeated Thelma Witherspoon by 200 votes in a battle for one Atlantic County freeholder at-large seat. Risley’s 200 vote margin came about after the Atlantic County Board of Elections inspected 787 provisional ballots over the course of five hours on Monday […]

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N.J. Republicans haven’t had a clear message. That needs to change in the Age of Murphy.

Save Jerseyans: I know things look bleak at the moment and many of you are booking U-Haul trucks already. Phil Murphy, our Governor-Elect, will become our new governor in 2018 and he’ll have the help of a legislature that will support many of his very expensive goals. But that may not happen without some conflict […]

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YOU’VE BEEN HAD: Liberals admit their guy was a fraud (!) less than 24 hours after Murphy wins

This is an official ‘See, I Told You So’ alert, Save Jerseyans, and probably one of the least surprising ones in the nearly 10-year history of this website. Doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. Shortly after endorsing GovernorComrade-elect Phil Murphy and less than 24 hours AFTER polls closed, Star-Ledger editorial czar Tom Moran published an […]

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POLL: Which of these names gives the NJGOP its best chance against Murphy in 2021?

Today’s question is self-explanatory, Save Jerseyans. It may seem like a lifetime away, and a lot can (and will) change between now and then, but the Election 2021 cycle will be well underway three short years from now.  Weigh in: – It’s very early but, of the names on this list, who would give the […]

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A few things to consider as the Christie-Guadagno era ends

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — OK, so let’s talk about it and do a bit of a day-after review. What happened here is that the people of New Jersey came to feel like someone who’d been through a whirlwind romance only to be jilted in the end. New Jerseyans don’t fall in […]

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Bridgegate mastermind explains why Guadagno really lost

ABERDEEN — Confessed “Bridgegate” mastermind David Wildstein downplayed the effect of the scandal on Kim Guadagno, the Republican who lost the race Tuesday to succeed Chris Christie as governor. “Bridgegate was part of the Christie fatigue,” Wildstein told NJ Advance Media. “But New Jersey is one of the most Democratic states in the country and […]


The Christie era (predictably) ends in disaster. Let’s talk about what needs to change. Now.

Bush won in 2000. Dems swept NJ/VA in 2001. Obama won in 2008. GOP swept NJ/VA in 2009. And so the cycle repeats itself again this cycle, Save Jerseyans, so don’t get too deflated on this morning after. That’s the way of the Force. Don’t read too much into the tea leaves. Partisans will spin […]

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Bateman likely to survive a close call in LD16

The Republican state senator from New Jersey’s swing 16th Legislative District leads his opponent on the morning Election Day, Save Jerseyans. He’s up by 1,400 with only the provisional ballots and Princeton VBM outstanding. It’s a win, albeit a bitter one, given that last night’s Democrat statewide landslide took out Bateman’s running mates and resulted […]

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SHOCK: Munoz runs into trouble in LD21

With 86% reporting… Bramnick, Jon (i) 26,980 -> 26% Rzeszowski, Lacey  26,825 -> 25% Munoz, Nancy (i) 25,904 -> 25% Bergen, Bruce 25,627 -> 24% – This is the district not just of GOP Assembly Leader Bramnick but also state Senator Tom Kean, Jr., the GOP Senate Leader. Tonight, however, the Democrats upset Republicans in their own backyard and seized […]

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NJEA fails to dethrone Sweeney in LD3

The most expensive race in state history didn’t even produce a turnover. It’s a mixed bag for Republicans. On the one hand, their candidate Fran Greiner appears to have posted a double digit loss against Senate President Steve Sweeney. On the other? Sweeney, who’s to the right of Governor-elect Murphy, might be the only thing […]

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Gopal appears to defeat Beck as NJGOP faces first State Senate casualty of 2017

Jennifer Beck (R-11) would be the Republican Party’s first incumbent state senator to fall in Election 2017… She trails challenger Vin Gopal (D) by approximately 8-points with nearly 90% of the vote tabulated… Developing… –

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