Category: State Senate

Van Drew on Fox News: 100k tickets requested so far for Trump’s Wildwood rally

By Matt Rooney _ 100,000 tickets requested for a venue that fits about 15,000. That’s what Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R, NJ-02) told Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures program this week about the upcoming Wildwood, New Jersey Trump rally scheduled Read More

Debate rages even as GOP Senator’s support appears to tip S2173 towards passage

TRENTON, N.J. – 2020’s most controversial legislation (so far) appears poised for passage on Monday following a flurry of last minute amendments. If passed, it will eliminate the religious vaccine exemption for public school students; the amended S2173 exempts daycare Read More

Van Drew: “Add Phil Murphy to the list of reasons why I left the Democrat Party”

TRENTON, N.J. – Congressman Jeff Van Drew and Governor Phil Murphy exchanged fresh salvos on Thursday after the latter attacked the former over the upcoming January 28th Trump rally in Wildwood. “President Trump and the Republicans in Washington haven’t delivered Read More

NJ-02: Democrat defector Van Drew makes local GOP debut at Testa’s Cumberland breakfast

By Matt Rooney _ My first post-college volunteer experience was Asselta-Clark-Donohue vs. the Van Drew Team, Save Jerseyans. If you told 2007 Matt that 2019 Matt would be standing at a GOP breakfast breaking bacon with Congressman Jeff Van Drew Read More

NJ-02: Newly-minted Republican Van Drew attends Ventnor City’s Menorah lighting

VENTNOR CITY, N.J. – Congressman Jeff Van Drew hasn’t fully engaged the GOP event circuit quite yet, but he is making the rounds in his home district this holiday week.  Van Drew – who formally defected to the Republican Party Read More

A Van Drew party flip: Attractive to Trump, awful for South Jersey? | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ The biggest unknown heading into New Jersey’s Election 2020 isn’t whether freshman U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D, N.J.-2) is vulnerable. That’s a given, Save Jerseyans. The real question: where will Van Drew line up on Read More

Testa spends first day in N.J. Senate opposing plastic bag ban, Planned Parenthood giveaway

TRENTON, N.J. – The NJGOP’s newly-minted state Senator Mike Testa (R-1) hit the ground running on Thursday after his morning swearing-in ceremony. Senator Testa, the newest member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, cast a party-line vote against a Read More