State Senate


Corrado Overcomes DiGaetano in LD40

One of this season’s roughest primaries goes to Kristin Corrado, Save Jerseyans. We can now project that the Passaic County Clerk will overcome former Assemblyman and incumbent Bergen GOP Chairman Paul DiGaetano in the LD40 State Senate Republican Primary to replace the retiring Kevin O’Toole. Corrado, known for her tenacious campaigning style, started the evening […]

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NJEA Ditches Sweeney, Votes to Endorse His Republican Challenger in LD3

We knew it was a possibility, Save Jerseyans, but now it’s a reality. According to PolitickerNJ, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)’s political action committee “voted unanimously on Friday to endorse Fran Grenier, the chairman of the Salem County Republican Party, for the state Senate seat in the 3rd District,” over Democrat Senate President Steve Sweeney. […]

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TRAIN WARS: Kean, Langschultz Troll Hapless Gordon with Early Morning NJ Transit Trip

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38), Chairman of the New Jersey State Senate’s Legislative Oversight Committee, rode with invited guests to tour the tunnel to Penn Station this Friday morning. His 2017 opponent thinks he’s acting a little bit too much like a passenger.  Before Gordon’s trip got underway, Kelly Langschultz, Gordon’s Republican challenger in NJ’s 38th legislative district, was […]

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Langschultz Goes After Gordon for ‘Lack of Leadership’ During NJ Transit Crisis

The pain for NJ Transit commuters isn’t over,  Save Jerseyans, after news broke on Tuesday that customers face a 44 day period of repairs from July 7 to July 25 and then between August 4th to August 28th. A leading Election 2017 candidate wants to know why her incumbent opponent isn’t asking more (and better) questions. “There has been a serious […]

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Beck Warns Legislature Against Christie’s Reckless Plan to Raid Horizon’s Surplus

Governor Chris Christie‘s plan to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s surplus (to the tune of $300 million!) to fund low income residents’ health insurance (part of his opioid crusade) is meeting stiff resistance under the dome, Save Jerseyans. A familiar Christie critic from the GOP side of the aisle spoke out in […]

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LD40: Buttimore Pounds the Pavement in His Cedar Grove Home Base

Edward Buttimore knows he’s running uphill, Save Jerseyans, but the long-time Cedar Grove resident — where retiring LD40 State Senator Kevin O’Toole once served as mayor — believes pounding the pavement will serve him well in the race to represent the Northern New Jersey district in the State Senate. “I was out in Little Falls and […]

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Even Samantha Bee Thinks Loretta Weinberg is Wacky

Television’s Samantha Bee and yours truly don’t agree on much, Save Jerseyans. Where we do agree? Albeit for different reasons? N.J. State Senator Loretta Weinberg’s “smart gun” legislation is a heaping, steaming pile of crap. Check out this segment from the latest episode of Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ program: We can't believe we're saying it but […]

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Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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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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Mastrangelo’s a No-Go for LD26 Senate

Morris Freeholder Thomas J. Mastrangelo will NOT challenge sitting Republican State Senator Joe Pennacchio this year, Save Jerseyans, leaving the pitched battle for Assembly (which features two of Mastrangelo’s colleagues) as LD26’s sole contested battle. Here’s the note he shared with friends via social media on filing day (Monday): Dear Friends, Trenton should look to Morris […]

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Here are the four districts N.J. Republicans think they can flip in 2017

Conventional wisdom suggests that Election 2017 is going to be a rough one for New Jersey Republicans. Chris Christie’s approval rating is in the toilet. The map sucks. Etc. and so on. But candidate recruitment has been strong on the GOP end of the ledger this year, Save Jerseyans, especially on the Senate side, and […]

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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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