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Living in New Jersey? Upset by the GOP tax plan? Forget what you think you know.

Save Jerseyans: I know there is consternation in New Jersey over the proposed Republican tax plan (the numerous versions of which will eventually go through a reconciliation process). While I think the tax plan is far from perfect, it’s a slight improvement over what we have now because it actually makes the tax code fairer […]

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Cook moves NJ-11 into the toss-up column

Ominous news this morning for the House Appropriations Chairman and scion of a storied New Jersey political family, Save Jerseyans, but nothing anyone watching this year’s Midterm cycle taking shape couldn’t have told you months ago: – New @CookPolitical ratings: GOP Reps. Carlos Curbelo #FL26, Peter Roskam #IL06, Rodney Frelinghuysen #NJ11, John Culberson #TX07 move […]

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Frelinghuysen’s Democrat challenger received $$$ from Gropy Al Franken’s PAC

It’s more than a little ironic that U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) founded a political action committee called the “Midwest Values PAC,” Save Jerseyans, particularly in light of the release of a 2006 photograph showing the  former comedian groping the chest of journalist Leeann Tweeden while Tweeden defenselessly slept on a USO tour flight. So… who’s taken […]

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POLL: Of this list… who’s the best GOP candidate for LoBo’s NJ-02 seat?

Frank LoBiondo’s decision not to seek reelection in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District next year throws one of the state’s safe(r) Republican seats into toss-up mode (or, arguably, a lean Democrat position if national trends persist AND Jeff Van Drew gets in the race which is expected any day now). None of that was a […]

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TAX REFORM PUSH: MacArthur will host Ivanka, Steven Mnuchin in Bayville

President Donald Trump’s popular daughter Ivanka has assumed a lead role selling tax reform in small venue events across the country this fall season. That push has become all the more critical for Republicans with recent highly-publicized election losses and the Midterm cycle quickly approaching.   Ivanka’s next stop? Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) will host the […]

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McCann will launch NJ-05 campaign on Nov. 18th

2018 is here, Save Jerseyans. Next week, one of the Republicans who hopes to take on well-heeled freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05) next fall will formally launch his campaign in North Jersey. Former Cresskill Councilman John McCann’s launch event is planned for Saturday, November 18th at the Paramus VFW Post 6699.  McCann’s current field of  likely primary […]

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MacArthur: New Jersey’s taxes will go down, not up, under the House GOP tax reform plan

Give Tom MacArthur credit for consistency and sticking to his guns, Save Jerseyans. He visited Varney & Co. on Fox Business to discuss The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and took some tough questioning from the host over the impact of his caucus’s plan to reform the tax code and, as part of that plan, […]

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REPORT: LoBiondo won’t seek reelection in 2018

Chris Christie may not be the only prominent New Jersey Republican making his way towards the exit. “Well placed sources have exclusively confirmed to Harry Hurley that United States Congressman Frank LoBiondo will not seek reelection following the completion of his record-setting 12th term in office as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District in […]

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New GOP bill preserves property tax write off, capped at $10k

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) can claim a victory of sorts today, Save Jerseyans. The much-anticipated House Republican tax reform bill unveiled Thursday permits taxpayers to write off up to $10,000 in state and local property taxes, easing many Garden State observer’s fears over the elimination of so-called SALT deductions. MacArthur had spent countless hours […]

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NRCC boosts Lonegan in NJ-05

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) appears to have a favorite candidate in NJ-05 and it’s  Steve Lonegan. On Thursday, the group announced that Lonegan is ‘On The Radar’ for its Young Guns candidate support program “I’m proud to have been chosen for the NRCC’s Young Guns program,” Lonegan said.  “The Republican Party is unifying […]

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MacArthur huddles with Pence as potential SALT deduction showdown looms

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) is one of the key GOP federal legislators who appears willing to stonewall tax reform over the reported White House inclination to eliminate local tax deductions.  On Tuesday, the South Jersey Trump health care ally huddled with none other than Vice President Mike Pence as discussions continued in Washington, D.C.: – Met […]

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MacArthur posts intimidating $864,590 COH in Q3

Tom MacArthur’s district is among the most competitive in New Jersey by the numbers, Save Jerseyans, but his demonstrated fundraising prowess and friends in high places are making the take of overtaking him in 2018 appear extremely daunting. On Friday, MacArthur (R, N.J.-03) announced raising $622,251.15 for the quarter ending September 30.   The South Jersey two-term […]

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MacArthur lauds House budget resolution’s passage for taking “critical steps”

House Republicans took their first definitive steps towards comprehensive tax reform on Thursday, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) agrees that it’s a step in the right direction. “Since first taking office, my number one priority has been growing South Jersey’s economy and creating good-paying jobs for my constituents.  I was pleased to see this […]

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LD3: LoBiondo endorses Sweeney’s opponent

Congressman Frank LoBiondo hasn’t said much about this year’s surprising 3rd Legislative District battleground, Save Jerseyans, until this morning.  On Wednesday, the veteran South Jersey Republican endorsed challenger Fran Grenier for State Senate. “South Jersey needs a voice in Trenton like Fran Grenier. He proudly served in the US Navy. He has a passionate commitment to […]

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NJ-05: Bergen’s McCann makes move towards congressional run

It may still be 2017, Save Jerseyans, but the 2018 congressional midterms are already heating up. What we learned today: Former Councilman John McCann has left his position as General Counsel to the Bergen County Sheriff presumably to focus on running for the 5th Congressional District seat on a full-time basis. McCann, the leading contender […]

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