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OPIOID CRISIS: Rooney Aims at Alleged Loophole in Christie’s Painkiller Reform

Is there a missing component to Gov. Chris Christie’s 5-day limit on painkiller prescriptions? One of the legislature’s newest members says maybe. “My concern is that something should be added to the new law that a prescription that isn’t completely used up must be returned before you can get a new prescription,” said Asm. Kevin Rooney […]

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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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LD1 FLASHPOINT: GOP Bounces Assembly Candidate From Its County Line

The Republican Party is walking away from one of its two Assembly candidates in one of New Jersey’s most competitive legislative districts. On Thursday afternoon, Cape May County GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan announced that his organization is dropping candidate Brian McDowell from the county line just three days removed from the state-wide filing deadline. Karavan, an attorney, issued […]

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My Five Favorite New Jersey Legislators

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Yeah, you may consider New Jersey true blue. But the Republican Party in our state is not only alive and well — it’s also dotted with conscientious, independent minded elected officials who aren’t afraid to listen to the people, stand up for taxpayers and lead the […]

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Atlantic Democrats Concede to Brown? Apparently. Visit Their Website….

Asm. Chris Brown (R-2) should be a long-shot for State Senate this year, Save Jerseyans. His district has a Democrat voter registration advantage and Democrats remain favored to take back the governor’s mansion this November. But a combination of strong leadership from Brown and Democrat in-fighting have transformed LD2 into a prime Republican pick-up opportunity. Atlantic […]

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LD2 DEMOCRAT MESS: Armato (Finally) Wins But Coursey Won’t Drop Out

The hits keep on coming for Atlantic County Democrats, Save Jerseyans! On Tuesday night, Committeeman John Armato (D-Buena Vista Township) prevailed over Freeholder Ernest Coursey, 89-67, for the right to run alongside Vince Mazzeo this June. There’s a catch. Radio Host Harry Hurley reports that while Armato won (but only on the fourth ballot), Coursey will run off-the-line against Assemblyman Mazzeo […]

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OPINION: Support Free Enterprise? Support Hank Lyon

It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as a few decades, that New Jersey has the highest taxes in the country. That fact, coupled with the regulatory burden applied at every level of government, makes this state a tough place for small businesses to work and be profitable. The struggle […]

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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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Assemblyman Rooney Fails to Secure Bergen Endorsement

Losing your home county is never an easy thing. There are primaries all over the place this year, Save Jerseyans, but to date, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-40) is the first incumbent to lose party support heading into the June ballot. On Thursday night, the frosh legislator came in third at the BCRO Hackensack convention with 258 votes […]

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SHIT SHOW AT THE SHORE: LD2 Dems Fail to Nominate 2nd Assembly Candidate

Democrat prospects of retaining Jim Whelan‘s State Senate seat appear to be rapidly fading, Save Jerseyans, if today’s convention disaster is any indication. Catch up here if you missed what happened last week. Then check out WPG 104.1 FM’s Harry Hurley‘s summary of today’s craziness: Atlantic County Democratic Convention marathon (more than 7 hours) fails to nominate […]

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VIDEO: Webber Lays Into Democrats For Rendering New Jerseyans Defenseless

N.J. Democrats struck back against Governor Chris Christie on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, voting 46-29 in the General Assembly to endorse legal action against the Christie Administration. The Governor recently moved on his own to expand the definition of “justifiable need,” the standard applied to issuing handgun carry permits in New Jersey. His decision was catalyzed by situations like that of […]

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Trenton Dems Vote for Trump’s Tax Returns (But Won’t Disclose Their Own)

Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick’s premise was simple: If Democrats want to make income tax disclosure a prerequisite for presidential campaign N.J. ballot access, then why not make legislative and gubernatorial candidates reveal their tax returns, too? Of course not! Because the point is taking political cheap shots at President Trump, not “transparency.” Bramnick’s motion was […]

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BREAKING: Mazzeo Drops Bid for LD2 Senate

Vince Mazzeo (D-2) is dropping his 2017 State Senate bid, Save Jerseyans. A copy of Mazzeo’s statement was obtained by Save Jersey which was first to report the bombshell campaign announcement. “After much thought, I have decided to forgo seeking the State Senate seat being vacated by my friend Senator Jim Whelan and instead seek re-election to […]

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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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GRADES ARE IN: AFP Flunks Gas Tax Hike Republicans on Newly-Released Scorecard

Americans for Prosperity’s New Jersey affiliate is releasing its annual legislative ratings today, Save Jerseyans, and we’ve learned that the biggest ratings changes related to Republican legislators who supported last October’s historic gas tax increase. For example, State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) from a “B” to an “F” this year; Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce fell from an “A” […]

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