State Assembly

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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Ciatterelli Answers Christie’s Challenge, Pitches School Funding Reform Plan

Chris Christie offered a largely symbolic challenge to the NJEA-controlled state legislature in this year’s budget address, but one Republican candidate to succeed him is taking it seriously. On Monday, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) forwarded a letter addressed Governor Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean and Assembly Minority […]

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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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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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PRIMARY: Guadagno Flexes Her Muscles in Atlantic While Ciattarelli Plays for Middlesex

The horse race has entered a critical month, Save Jerseyans. Cancer free after an intensive regimen of radiation therapy, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and his campaign for governor are back on the trail and working to make up time in the battle for GOP support. Ground Zero of that effort is Middlesex County, the operative incubator for […]

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Breaking….Amy Handlin drops Senate bid, Will run for reelection for Assembly

Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon Breaking….MMM has learned that Assemblywoman Amy Handlin will not seek the Monmouth GOP endorsement for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District. Handlin will seek the Party’s endorsement for the Assembly seat she currently holds. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon will be unopposed for the Party’s endorsement at the nominating convention on […]


VIDEO: Ciattarelli Stumps for Young Republican Support at the BCRO

I was one of two guests of the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) and its Young Republican (YR) club on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, so I shared a few thoughts at the Hackensack HQ on Election 2017 — and the state of the GOP in New Jersey — before Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress. […]

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