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PAX BERGENA? DiGaetano, Cardinale Enter Into Non-Aggression Pact

It’s been years since there was a grand attempt at Bergen County GOP unity, Save Jerseyans. Take #2? On Monday afternoon, a joint letter was released by BCRO Chairman Paul DiGaetano and State Senate Gerald Cardinale (R-39) suggesting an end to open hostilities. “In the past, we have worked alongside of one another in Trenton, and […]

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DiGaetano Secures BCRO Screening Committee’s Backing

32-12, Save Jerseyans. That puts the BCRO Chairman in prime position to win his county’s voting contest which, to his opponent’s protestations, will include all committee members from Bergen County and not just LD40. Corrado has the line in half the district (Passaic); Essex is expected to cut her way, too, setting up a turnout […]

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Lyon Razzes DeCroce for “D” AFP Scorecard Grade

Freeholder Hank Lyon seized upon Tuesday’s release of the AFP-NJ 2017 legislative scorecard to razz incumbent Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce (R-26) for pulling down a “D” grade. “Despite representing one of the most conservative districts in our state, Assemblywoman DeCroce fought for the recent 23-cent per gallon gas tax hike and has voted for bigger […]

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Yup, DeCroce is Officially in Danger After Lyon’s Strong Passaic Finish.

LD39 and LD40 are rightly getting a lot of attention lately, Save Jerseyans, and veteran Republican politico/former Councilman John McCann‘s major upset win last night in Passaic County merits further discussion. But for the small but strong community of conservative activists in New Jersey? Still peeved over the gas tax hike and equally nauseated over Republican […]

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Guadagno, Corrado and McCann Prevail in Passaic

Convention season is busy season, Save Jerseyans. Tonight at the Passaic Screening Committee: Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno prevailed over Jack Ciattarelli for the line. Passaic Clerk Kristin Corrado overcame Bergen Chairman Paul DiGaetano in the LD40 Senate fight. Former Councilman John McCann upset incumbent State Senator Gerry Cardinale for Passaic’s LD39 backing. Challenger Hank Lyon TIED […]

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Ciattarelli Romps On Home Turf In Somerset

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is officially on the board tonight, Save Jerseyans, after a 170-16 win at tonight’s Somerset County convention. The county is Ciattarelli’s home base from which he’s launched a primary campaign to derail Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. The LG’s line tally is at two; Hudson and, earlier Tuesday, the county of Warren. _____

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GOP PRIMARY: LG Guadagno Grabs Second County Line in Warren

It’s a long march to June, Save Jerseyans, but in the race for county “lines,” Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno now has two in her column. She’s opening it makes her march a little shorter. On Tuesday, the Republican front runner announced the support of the Warren County Republican Executive Committee. Guadagno received the backing of Hudson County’s […]

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Paterson mayor, DPW heads charged with public corruption

TRENTON — Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and three public works supervisors are facing public corruption charges, authorities said. State Attorney General Christopher Porrino has scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference in Totowa to detail the claims against the mayor and city workers. The announcement did not specify the behavior leading to the charges, but […]


REPORT: A.G. Holding Tuesday Paterson Presser On Joey Torres’s Case

PRESSER COMES ONE DAY AFTER FEDS SUBPOENA RECORDS RELATED TO POWER REPUBLICAN’S PATERSON TIES __ Here we go again, Save Jerseyans…. News outlets including ABC 7 out of New York are reporting that the N.J. Attorney General’s office will hold a press conference at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday; the alleged topic is a corruption investigation into […]

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SOURCES: Yudin Poised For Bergen Freeholder Run

He’s baaaack….? According to multiple Save Jersey sources, the word is out in Bergen County Republican circles that former BCRO Chairman Bob Yudin is poised to jump into this year’s political fray as a primary candidate for freeholder. More than one insider source tells us that allies of the former top Bergen Republican were actively spreading the […]

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BATTELGROUND LD26: Pennacchio Announces Reelection Bid By Himself

The incumbent unity ticket desired by GOP leaders seemed as elusive as ever on Friday, Save Jerseyans, as veteran State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Essex, Morris & Passaic) announced his reelection bid… solo. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and continuing to work tirelessly for the good people of the 26th Legislative District, as well as […]

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Barlas Blasts Morris GOP’s Lack of a Line, “Circus” Primary Process for LD26 Melee

Republican primaries are breaking out all over the state this cycle, Save Jerseyans, as Governor Christie’s diminished (or abdicated is more like it) role as the NJGOP’s natural leader is creating a situation not all too dissimilar to when Saddam feel from power in Iraq. Simply put, there’s no chief to lord over the chieftains. Full disclosure: I’ve […]

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