Republican Party

Kurtz gathers, energizes young N.J. GOP leaders at the League

Amidst a sea of Democrat-dominated events at the League of Municipalities, Republican Atlantic City Councilman Jesse O. Kurtz hosted an inaugural young GOP leaders’ breakfast at last week’s annual event to encourage communication among what’s left of the state’s Young Republican leadership.   Councilman Kurtz told a few dozen attendees from all corners of the state, […]

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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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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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Re-elected as GOP Leader, Kean says “first priority must be to address the crisis of affordability”

Re-elected as Republican leader for the upcoming 2018-2019 legislative session, state Senator Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union, Morris, Somerset) is facing daunting odds for his caucus. Democrat Phil Murphy is governor-elect and an empowered Senate President Steve Sweeney, fresh from staving off a challenge from the NJEA, will be in no mood to compromise for the […]

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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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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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GUEST OP-ED: Hispanic New Jerseyans “feel like we are all running in this race”

Sixteen years ago, I was born in Hoboken and have called Union City home for all of my life. It seems most of us are sons and daughters of immigrants from latin countries, and we likely are. Over 65,000 people with roots tracing back to so many Hispanic countries live here, but in this tight […]

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Guadagno, GOP leaders turn out for Rob Cressen in Red Bank

A crowd of state and local politicos came out to the Dublin House in Red Bank on Tuesday night for a fundraiser to support Rob Cressen, former Executive Director of the NJ Republican State Committee under two governors and veteran of Assembly Republican Majority campaigns under former Speaker Jack Collins.   Cressen has been battling […]

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How Republicans Can Start to Win Back Hearts and Minds in New Jersey

Save Jerseyans: I know there’s frustration all ways right now over the budget between Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Prieto. I’ve been guilty of complaining, but let’s be solution-based as well. Here is my 6-point plan designed for the Republican Party leadership and our gubernatorial candidate, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. I believe […]

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Former ‘Save Jersey’ Contributor Einstein Running for Hoboken Council Seat

Republican State Committeman and grassroots activist, Joshua Einstein, declared his candidacy for Hoboken City Council on Thursday June 29th in a letter addressed to Hoboken and published at HudsonTv news site. Mr. Einstein is a former contributor to this blog and has been involved in Republican and commonsense conservative circles for over a half dozen […]

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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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Guadagno Endorses Steinhardt for N.J. GOP Chairman

The campaign of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced its preference for NJGOP chairman (which is tantamount to deciding the question) during a recently concluded Friday afternoon conference call joined by GOP county chairmen and state committee members, Save Jerseyans. Guadagno issued the following statement shortly thereafter: Doug Steinhardt has been involved in the Republican Party […]

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SOURCES: Arango, Steinhardt Lead List of Possible NJGOP Chairs

While Kim Guadagno’s choice of running mates is getting a significant amount of attention, Save Jerseyans, like we told you before the primary, the battle for control of the NJGOP is what the gubernatorial primary race was really all about. We’ll soon begin to learn what a Guadagno win means; newly elected and re-upped state committee members […]

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Ghione Pledges New Direction for New Jersey Young Republicans

The New Jersey Young Republican Federation has a new leader. On Saturday, Bergen County Republican Organization’s Executive Director Giancarlo Ghione won a nearly 2-1 victory after a late entry into the race just four days before the convention. Ghione told Save Jersey on Wednesday that his primary goal is to retool the New Jersey YRs’ focus as an […]

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POLL: Who’s New Jersey’s Best NJGOP County Chair?

The NJGOP’s chairmen are having a family disagreement at the moment, Save Jerseyans, loosely along Guadagno vs. Ciattarelli lines. Things might look different on the other side. Who do you think stands out as the best role model for the others to emulate? Who’s New Jersey’s Best NJGOP County Chair? ATLANTIC: Keith Davis BERGEN: Paul […]

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