Bergen County

VIDEO: Lonegan, flanked by fake Bernie Sanders, lays into Gottheimer over single payer

Most of the New Jersey political world is still focused on Election 2017, but veteran New Jersey campaigner Steve Lonegan held a press conference on Tuesday to lay into freshman Democrat Josh Gottheimer and highlight his party’s flirtation with a Bernie Sanders championed single payer healthcare bill. Lonegan was joined by a supporter wearing a […]

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North Arlington GOP aims at November comeback

After a surprisingly disappointing Election 2016 result, North Arlington Republicans opened their new headquarters Friday night with plenty of fanfare. The strength of the local party always plays a crucial role in election outcomes for a town where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1. This year? Control of the council in the smallish southern Bergen County community is […]

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Breaking down where the CD5 GOP Primary stands right now

Steve Lonegan’s press conference arguably signaled the formal start to the primary fight for the right to challenge Josh Gottheimer, Save Jerseyans. Democrats think Gottheimer is sitting pretty, but the potential field boasts some strong potential candidates for federal office. Here’s where we stand: Likely to Run: Former Cresskill Councilman John McCann McCann is already […]

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Former Bergen GOP Chairman echoes Murphy, compares Trump era to rise of Hitler

N.J. gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) raised eyebrows when he compared President Donald Trump — and his supporters — to the Nazi Party on more than one occasion this election cycle.  At least one New Jersey Republican appears to agree with him. “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. It […]

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Christie celebrates relaunch of ‘American Dream’ mega mall eyesore

Financing the long-stalled project has been a downright nightmare, Save Jerseyans, but after plenty of finance sector gymnastics and intense negotiations, Chris Christie visited the Meadowlands on Monday to celebrate the mega mall’s new lease on life: American Dream is finally becoming an economic reality for NJ & another point of economic growth for the […]

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LD38 News: Mahwah’s Cucciniello joins Leonard Assembly effort

Fresh off his official nomination last week, Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard has hired his first campaign staffer. Alex Cucciniello, 20, of Mahwah, has been hired to run the day-to-day operations of the campaign. Cucciniello is returning to New Jersey politics after spending the summer as an Intern at the White House in the Office […]

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VIDEO: Rooney wades into Mahwah’s eruv debate

Is opposition to an eruv’s expansion into Mahwah, Montvale and Upper Saddle River (accomplished when white PVC pipes are affixed to utility poles) evidence of not-so-latent antisemitism? Or something far less sinister or even understandable? Last Friday night, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea and the Fox29/My9 Chasing News panel to analyze the controversy: – –

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Leonard lands LD38 ticket slot on second try

The second time’s the charm in LD38, Save Jerseyans. After failing to secure a quorum last month, 38th Legislative District Republicans gathered on Wednesday night and selected Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard to replace traitorous former Assembly candidate Matt Seymour. 136 participants were needed; 140 ultimately showed up to support Leonard. Leonard joins Saddle Brook Pastor Christopher […]

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Guadagno’s running mate, a Cuban immigrant, thinks the Dem ticket sounds too much like what he left behind

2017 N.J. Gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno‘s running mate Carlos Rendo knows what far-left economics can do to families. His own family escaped such a regime, about 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Running this year for statewide office, the Bergen County mayor told supporters at today’s announcement of his candidacy that the Murphy-Oliver Democrat […]

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LD40’s Corrado becomes state senator-elect

New Jersey has a new state senator-elect tonight. On Wednesday night at the Barnyard Banquet Hall in Totowa, the assembled LD40 Republican committee members unanimously confirmed Kristin Corrado to fill the seat of retiring state Senator Kevin O’Toole. Corrado won a three-way primary battle back in June. O’Toole is filling a position at the Port […]

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Paramus GOP posts strong summertime showing amidst council race

Bergen County’s most competitive municipal race continues to heat up as the Republicans drew over 125 supporters out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in support of Chris Di Piazza and Moe Reda. The race has become extremely contentious in the last few weeks, leading Mayor Rich Labarbiera to race to aid of his somewhat absentee […]

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LD38 Dems shouldn’t throw stones in their glass house

LD38 Democrats had a bit of fun this week mocking their Republican counterparts, Save Jerseyans, after the GOP failed to get a quorum to replace traitorous former Assembly candidate Matt Seymour. Forces backing Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard couldn’t turn out enough voters. Another convention is in the offing, but yeah, it’s a little embarrassing […]

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LD38 Update: Republican leaders settle on Glen Rock’s Leonard for Assembly

Things are not usually done easily and almost never by consensus at BCRO, Save Jerseyans, but District 38 Republicans appear to have settled on their candidate to replace Matt Seymour on the Assembly ticket. As first reported by Save Jersey last week, Glen Rock Councilman Bill Leonard is the party’s choice to fill the vacancy. […]

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Democrat mayor flips out when his opponents dare to campaign

For anyone who has been involved in a campaign, talking to voters at parades, summer concerts and other public town events is as about as common as the rubber chicken dinner that inevitably follows in the fall. Democrat Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera doesn’t enjoy dissent in any form. LaBarbiera, who never misses a chance at […]

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SOURCES: Leonard’s the inside favorite to replace LD38’s Seymour

Government shutdowns can’t slow Election 2017, Save Jerseyans. What’s more, the news that Matt Seymour was leaving the LD38 race maybe have brought cheers from some Democrats, but many Seymour-leery Republicans were actually celebrating the news. Seymour had raised almost no money and was virtually invisible on the campaign trail. As per Title 19, the […]

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Despite tough LD40 loss, DiGaetano nets 350+ for BCRO fish dinner fundraiser

Understandably, intra-party opponents sought to cast Paul DiGaetano‘s ill-fated LD40 Senate primary campaign as a referendum of sorts on his chairmanship of the Bergen County Republican Party. November looms large without a doubt but, at least for now, there aren’t any outward signs of mutiny on DiGaetano’s home turf. By way of example: 350+ Bergen […]

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