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UPDATED Election 2017 N.J. State Senate Race Ratings

The map is not good. We have always known the map is not good, Save Jerseyans, but this year it’s particularly daunting. Not many open Democrat seats + Republicans running in districts where Assembly members were knocked off in 2015 + Democrat superiority in the cash war + Phil Murphy’s alarming public polling position + […]

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Another slight to Sweeney? Hamilton’s education association endorses GOP challenger

Something a little unusual out of Central Jersey today: the Hamilton Township Education Association (HTEA) is backing Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 Republican State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer this year over incumbent Linda Greenstein, Save Jerseyans. The HTEA, encompassing all employees of the Hamilton Township school district, has not endorsed in an LD14 Senate race in […]

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Weinberg-style Democrats don’t want ‘clean’ energy; they might want Flintstones cars!

President Barack Obama took a half-hearted approach to tackling the oil-by-rail boom during his years in office, Save Jerseyans, because some BIG money liberals (like Warren Buffett and Tom Steyer) have made fortunes off of the dangerous practice (side note: Obama was a magnet for Big Oil cash). THAT is why, curiously enough, so many […]

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State Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) has died

Retiring State Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) passed away on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans. Precise details concerning the Senator’s passing were not immediately available to the public after the news broke on Tuesday evening, but the veteran South Jersey Democrat legislator and former Atlantic City Mayor shouldered an extensive, well-known history of health challenges. He had already decided […]

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Singer Endorses Flancbaum In LD 30 Assembly Race

Senator Robert Singer answered Assemblyman Sean Kean’s endorsement of former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson to replace Dave Rible in the State Assembly and on the ballot in November with an endorsement of Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority. Singer told MMM that his endorsement of Flancbaum was prompted by Kean’s nod […]


NJEA PAC Announces Its Picks for 2017 Legislative Races

Its influence both symbolic and real, the New Jersey Education Association’s PAC this weekend finalized the last of the powerful union’s political endorsements for the November legislative races – with some notable picks and some notable omissions. Overall, the endorsements by the 125-member PAC committee skewed far to the Democratic side, following a historical pattern […]


Key Christie ally slated to lead the Port Authority

Chris Christie’s influence in regional government will continue after he leaves office in January. Today, the New Jersey governor and Andrew Cuomo of New York announced their agreement to appoint former LD40 GOP state Senator Kevin O’Toole as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Rick Cotton as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New […]

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LD40’s Corrado becomes state senator-elect

New Jersey has a new state senator-elect tonight. On Wednesday night at the Barnyard Banquet Hall in Totowa, the assembled LD40 Republican committee members unanimously confirmed Kristin Corrado to fill the seat of retiring state Senator Kevin O’Toole. Corrado won a three-way primary battle back in June. O’Toole is filling a position at the Port […]

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LD38 TRAINWRECK: Democrat Senator Bob Gordon shockingly declares NJ Transit ‘working pretty well’

NJ Transit is pretty deservedly controversial these days. The existence of NJ Transit’s problems aren’t exactly controversial, Save Jerseyans. Unless, perhaps, you’re state Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) who is running for reelection this year while simultaneously serving as chairman of the N.J. Senate committee responsible for overseeing public transportation issues. All footage below — compiled […]

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POLL: Should N.J. legislature be barred from considering bills until a budget is adopted?

— Should the N.J. Legislature be banned from considering any bills until a budget has been adopted for that fiscal year? YES NO   pollcode.com free polls —

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Beck blasts Horizon bill as small business killer

Jennifer Beck (R-11) doesn’t regret her Thursday vote in the Senate, Save Jerseyans, and she doubled down as a state shutdown inched closer on Friday afternoon. “Any Horizon policy holder that has overpaid in premiums should get that money back,” Beck declared.” It is unconscionable for the State to swoop in and take their hard-earned […]

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COWARDS: Vulnerable N.J. Dems abstained on #HorizonHeist bill

It’s hard to find someone in Trenton who doesn’t have an opinion on the #HorizonHeist bill, Save Jerseyans, but a few Democrats didn’t bother to take a position at all. Their reasoning didn’t have anything to do with ethical conflicts or family emergencies but apparently everything to do with electoral politics. “Bob Gordon is gutless. […]

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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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