State Senate

POLL: Which LD12 Senate Candidate Wins Middlesex’s Convention?

One of this spring’s surprise primary contests? LD12, where veteran State Senator Sam Thompson (who first went to Trenton back in 1998) is receiving a strong challenge from Old Bridge GOP Chairman Art Haney who, for his part, is backed up by Burlington County GOP power broker Bill Layton. Haney has the Burlco line but Thompson […]

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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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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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N.J. Democrat Senator Reveals Her Governing Philosophy: “Anything is Constitutional”

Every now and then, Save Jerseyans, a far-left politician says something so wacky and revealing that it’s worth pausing to take note for the benefit of everyone in the political center. They need to know WHO these people are. Enter Loretta Weinberg, the kooky Teaneck-based state senator and former Democrat candidate for Lieutenant Governor who’s earned […]

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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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TUESDAY: Schirmer Launching LD14 Senate Challenge to Greenstein

Save Jersey has learned from more than one source close to the situation that Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer (R-Hamilton Township) will face Democrat Linda Greenstein as 2017’s presumptive GOP challenger in New Jersey’s 14th Legislative District. Republicans hope to put up a serious fight in LD14 this cycle despite having lost the district’s senate seat back in 2010 […]

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Senate GOP Drafts New Milford’s Langschultz For LD38

Kelly Langschultz is getting in the race for State Senate in LD38, Save Jerseyans. “I am running for Senate because I want to bring the common sense of a mother and successful small business owner from Bergen County to the Statehouse in Trenton,” Kelly said in a Wednesday release from Senate Republican Majority, the campaign […]

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Christie Files Nominations, Taps O’Toole for Port Authority

State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) already wasn’t seeking reelection, Save Jerseyans, setting off a fierce primary contest for his seat. Now he’s (likely) heading to the Port Authority after Chris Christie, his close political ally, nominated him to join the authority’s leadership on Monday afternoon. It could trigger an early convention for the LD40 contenders assuming O’Toole needs […]

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POLL: Oroho or Phoebus in LD24?

Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus (R-24) will challenge incumbent state Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) this June, Save Jerseyans. It’s one of only two primary challenges this spring to a sitting New Jersey Republican State Senator. Who would get your vote? — LD24 Senate Primary: Oroho or Phoebus? Steven Oroho Gail Phoebus make quizzes _____

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Gas Tax Primary? Phoebus Will Challenge Oroho in LD24

Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus (R-24) will challenge incumbent state Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) this June, Save Jerseyans. h/t NJ Herald: ‘At first, I was not sure that I really wanted to do this,’ Phoebus said. ‘But the more (I thought about it), I realized that we have to bring the 24th District back to the people. Not the special […]

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POLL: Who Should Succeed O’Toole in LD40?

The battle over LD39 isn’t the only primary roiling North Jersey Republican circles this year, Save Jerseyans. In neighboring LD40, BCRO Chairman and former Assembly Leader Paul DiGaetano, incumbent Passaic County Clerk Kristin Corrado and a third entry, law enforcement world veteran Edward Buttimore, are set to compete for the State Senate nomination to succeed retiring […]

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POLL: Cardinale or McCann in LD39?

There are a ton of primary battles this year, Save Jerseyan, but only one sitting Republican State Senator is facing a serious challenge. Gerald Cardinale (R-39) needs to hold off veteran party operative and former Cresskill Councilman John McCann this spring and, if insider sources are right, the veteran incumbent can’t even count on the support […]

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Fiore endorses O’Scanlon for Senate in LD 13

Tony Fiore and Declan O’Scanlon Tony Fiore, a Monmouth GOP Vice Chairman and a Middletown Township Committeeman announced his endorsement of Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the State Senate next year. “As a Republican elected official in the largest municipality in the 13th legislative district, the upcoming retirement of Middletown’s Senator […]