Sussex County

OPINION: Track Records Matter in 2017

New Jersey will be choosing one of two paths in less than 90 days as Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy go head to head for Trenton’s top job.  This election comes at a pivotal time in New Jersey when public pensions and school funding are plaguing our budget all while residents and businesses are fleeing […]

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PETITION DAY: Underdog Hayden Filing to Challenge LD24’s Oroho Over Gas Tax

As first reported by Save Jersey last week, Skylands Tea Party Vice President William “Bill” Hayden is wading into the LD24 State Senate primary to challenge veteran State Senator Steven Oroho. Hayden told us on Monday morning (the petition filing deadline) that he had collected more than the requisite number of signatures over the weekend. […]

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LD24: Hayden Collecting Signatures to Challenge Oroho

Save Jersey can confirm that Skylands Tea Party Vice President Bill Hayden is collecting signatures to challenge State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) in this June’s GOP State Senate Primary. “Looks like a rather large announcement coming from me tomorrow,” Hayden told Facebook followers on Friday afternoon. “Who knew so many would step up for me!!” Oroho, ordinarily a reliable […]

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Sussex Awards Its GOP Party Slogan to Guadagno

Another county GOP is signing up with Kim Guadagno’s campaign effort, Save Jerseyans. “As a working parent and military mom, Kim will make New Jersey better for families in Sussex County as governor,” said Sussex County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Scanlan in a statement released on Wednesday. “Her plan to audit Trenton, reform the school funding […]

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ELECTION 2017: N.J. Gas Tax Hike’s GOP Champion Draws Ire Of His Hometown Mayor

The gas tax is sitting on Governor Chris Christie’s desk awaiting his signature, Save Jerseyans. When it’s eventually (?) signed into law, New Jerseyans are in for higher taxes — and a truck load of new debt — over the next several years. What’s less certain is whether the decision of several Republican to support […]

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Assemblywoman-elect Phoebus selected to fill McHose’s vacancy

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog A bleak 2015 legislative cycle for New Jersey Republicans was ameliorated somewhat by the election of a few freshman replacing retiring legislators. Among them was Sussex Freeholder Gail Phoebus who scored a landslide victory running alongside incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) to succeed Alison Littell McHose. McHose resigned from the Assembly […]


Scanlan prioritizes unity, growth following ascension to Sussex GOP chairmanship

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog While the New Jersey political world had its sights fixed on Essex County yesterday, Save Jerseyans, another significant story was unfolding at the other end of I-80. Jerry Scanlan defeated Donald Ploetner in a county committee vote to succeed Ailish Hambel as chairman of the Sussex County Republican Committee. “Unity; we […]

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Space, Phoebus score landslide wins in LD24

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It wasn’t even close. Incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) and his running mate, Sussex Freeholder Gail Phoebus, cruised in Tuesday’s LD24 Republican primary, the only one on the GOP side of the aisle that anyone thought could be remotely competitive given that one seat was open (Alison Littell McHose […]

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Down the stretch, NRA endorsement hits LD24 mailboxes

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog In a race that’s gotten exceedingly (and some would say excessively) personal at times, Save Jerseyans, down the home stretch of the LD24 Assembly primary campaign, the establishment-backed GOP slate is doing everything it can to push a simple, familiar theme: We’re the real conservatives and our […]

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Space, Phoebus call for New Jersey Voter ID law

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog No argument from me on this one, Save Jerseyans. Voter fraud is a real problem and the means of guarding against it are sooo inoffensive that only perpetrators of fraud could complain!  At least a few Garden State politicians agree with me. One week after the U.S. Supreme […]

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LD24 Update: Space, Phoebus earn Pro-Life primary backing

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A crowded primary to replace Alison McHose is slowly beginning to broil up in exurban LD24, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, the New Jersey Right to Life State PAC endorsed incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space and Sussex County Freeholder Gail Phoebus., an announcement which Space described as “an honor.” “Working to […]

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Space Goes All In for “Tough Lady” Phoebus

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Sussex County Freeholder Gail Phoebus (R) is getting a full-throated boost from one of the Assembly GOP caucus’s newer members in her bids to succeed the retiring Alison McHose, Save Jerseyans. Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Wantage) sent a letter to LD24 Republican committee members over the weekend, referring to […]

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Update #2: Greenbaum Weighing LD24 Candidacy

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Mayor of Mount Olive, the largest town in New Jersey’s 24th legislative district, might soon be a candidate to replace retiring Assemblywoman Alison McHose, Save Jerseyans. Here’s what Rob Greenbaum shared on Wednesday evening via Facebook:  Post by Mayor Rob Greenbaum. An earlier post was less subtle: […]

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Short List to Replace McHose in LD24

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The pending resignation of Asw. Alison McHose is bound to be a major topic of conversation this Friday evening as Sussex County’s government reorganizes for 2015 at the Historic Courthouse in Newton. Whom might the LD24 committee members select to fill her shoes? Well, it’s early, but here […]

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Shaftan vs. Space in Sussex

Anti-Establishment Political Consultant Primaries Assemblyman for Sussex County GOP’s State Committeeman Seat By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Political consultant, campaign pollster and long-time Lonegan ally Rick Shaftan is taking on the New Jersey GOP “establishment” yet again, Save Jerseyans, this time in his home county of Sussex. He’s making a run for the Republican county […]

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Parker Space Headed to Assembly

Sussex Freeholder Will Take Chiusano’s Place Representing LD24 By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some news out of the mighty North [Jersey] on this otherwise gloomy Saturday afternoon, Save Jerseyans. A special convention of GOP committee members from the 24th legislative district has convened and, according to a very credible/reliable Save Jersey source, selected Freeholder Director […]

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