Kim Guadagno

Guadagno Starts General Election Trailing Murphy by 29 Points

Quinnipiac projected a 10-point Christie lead at this point in 2009, Save Jerseyans. This week? Eight years later? A new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday finds Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) with a massive 29-point lead over Chris Christie’s second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, 55% to 26%. It’s a challenging landscape across the board for the newly-minted […]

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FACT CHECK: No, There Isn’t Evidence Supporting Climate Change’s Role in Hurricane Sandy

For the second debate in a row last Thursday, Save Jerseyans, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, preemptively positioning herself to the Left in anticipation of a blue state general election contest with Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs), said some things with which your Blogger-in-Chief feels compelled to take issue. [Remember: this isn’t a “GOP” blog. We’re here […]

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Citing Skyrocketing Cost Estimates, Guadagno Calls On Christie to Halt State House Renovations

A $450 million project cost overrun is reason enough for second look, right? Considering it’s 2.5-times more than was originally projected? There’s disagreement in the Administration on that point. After reports leaked that ongoing State House renovations could reach $750 million over the next 30 years — not the $300 million originally peddled to sell the deal — […]

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Guadagno Goes Live with First TV Spot

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno dropped her first TV ad of Election 2017 on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, titled “Better,” a 30-second positive spot highlighting her job creation efforts during the Christie years. The ad is a stark contrast to the mailers of her chief GOP primary rival, Jack Ciattarelli, who is currently bombarding New Jersey Republicans’ mailboxes […]

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Can Guadagno’s ‘Circuit Breaker’ Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes?

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Kim Guadagno, the state’s lieutenant governor and a leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, has come up with a novel “circuit-breaker” approach to providing New Jersey residents with relief from the state’s ever-rising property tax bills. But her proposal has also met with skepticism and claims of irresponsibility, since she hasn’t identified a […]


Guadagno Allies Bucco, Cosgrove Sing the Praises of Her Property Tax Pitch

Two of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s leading North  Jersey supporters offered full-throated endorsements of her “circuit breaker” property tax plan this week.   “Lieutenant Governor Guadagno‘s plan shows she is serious about providing real relief to struggling homeowners,” said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. “She has outlined specific ways to save billions of dollars to […]

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Kim’s right; taking back the legislature is next to impossible. Who’s brave enough to say why?

My phone was BLOWING UP on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, over something that the Lieutenant Governor (Kim Guadagno) said in an address to the New Jersey Bankers Association. “No matter how hard the Republicans fight his year, we will not be taking back the Legislature,” Guadagno reportedly told the audience. “We’ll take some seats, […]

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PRIMARY COLORS: Treason-Tinged Accusations Fly After Ciattarelli Camp Wins Glouco Bracketing Battle

Which campaign will do right by the long-suffering South Jersey GOP? Asked another way… which candidate has visited the least harm to date? It depends who you ask. This has been a particularly busy spring for petition challenges, Save Jerseyans, the process whereby one campaign takes another to court to challenge the quantity (or quality) of an […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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UPDATE: Rogers, Guadagno Camps Push Back At Ciattarelli Campaign’s Primary Memo

A Ciattatelli campaign memo first covered by Save Jersey on Thursday afternoon has the NJGOP political world buzzing tonight, Save Jerseyans. It’s the latest indication that Asm. Jack Ciattarelli‘s campaign intends to run hard down the home stretch notwithstanding calls for unity from some sectors of front runner Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s extended universe of supporters. Two […]

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Another Brightly Colored #NJPrimary Map

We’ve had a few more counties fall into place since our first primary maps a week ago, Save Jerseyans, so in order to keep you informed of all these developments (and out of mutual love for these brightly colored maps), here’s the latest Save Jersey NJGOP gubernatorial primary battle map: The Map Key: Pink – […]

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NJ GOP Gov Candidate Opposes Healthcare Bill

The Republican candidate for New Jersey governor doesn’t support the House leadership’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Tuesday report from USA Today. Current Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno opposed the GOP’s cuts to Medicaid, calling on lawmakers to find a plan that repealed ACA, but also found a more sustainable way […]


NEW AD: Guadagno Runs Against Christie’s $300M State House Renovation

Chris Christie doesn’t get named in this latest Kim Guadagno primary campaign web ad released Thursday (which would be my only significant critique, Save Jerseyans), but the “Trenton politicians want to spend $300 mil” isn’t too ambiguous. Check it out: — Guadagno’s opposition to the controversial, multi-year project has a personal component: As first reported by […]

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Cape May Goes For Kim

Cape May County Republicans voted to give their ballot line to Kim Guadagno on Monday night. “Kim Guadagno is a true friend of Cape May County,” said Cape May County GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan in a statement. “As secretary of state and lieutenant governor, Kim was the promoter-in-chief for New Jersey’s crucial tourism industry and helped guide […]

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Kim Locks Up Camden Line, Promises to Help South Jersey GOP

The South Jersey GOP hasn’t gotten a lot of love in recent years. Claiming the Camden County Republican organization’s line on Thursday night, Kim Guadagno (remotely, from her son’s graduation from the Air Force Academy), swore to do better. “I thank Chairman Ambrosino for his leadership in Camden County,” said Lieutenant Governor Guadagno. “South Jersey Republicans […]

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