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GOP governor candidates argue over N.J. property taxes in final debate

NEWARK — The two leading candidates running for the Republican nomination to succeed Gov Chris Christie agreed on at least one thing in their second and final primary debate Thursday night: New Jersey needs lower property taxes. But they didn’t agree on how to make that happen. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and state Assemblyman Jack […]



WATCH: Final N.J. GOP Gubernatorial Debate at 8PM (Thursday 5/18)

Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Somerset Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will clash for the final time tonight ahead of June 6th’s increasingly tough 2017 NJ Republican Gubernatorial primary election, Save Jerseyans. The debate is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at NJTV’s Newark studio. Veteran New Jersey political journalist Michael Aron is slated to moderate the debate. NJTV statehouse reporter […]

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ROONEY’S DEBATE RECAP: Dueling Tax Plans, RGGI Inexplicably Returns, and Christie Looms Large

So I was one of probably five (?) people watching last night’s NJTV-broadcasted GOP gubernatorial debate at Stockton University, Save Jerseyans, and, save for a few exceptionally stupid questions (more on that shortly), I found the clash between Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Jack Ciattarelli illuminating. There’s a LOT to discuss so let’s hit the […]

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POLL: Who won tonight’s first N.J. GOP primary debate?

Property taxes, legalized marijuana, energy infrastructure and school funding…. We heard about it all (and more) at tonight’s debate. Cast your ballot: Who won Tuesday’s NJGOP debate at Stockton? JACK CIATTARELLI KIM GUADAGNO DRAW!   pollcode.com free polls ____

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WATCH LIVE: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Primary Debates at Stockton

Tonight’s 2017 New Jersey Republican and Democrat gubernatorial debate program begins at 6:30 p.m., Save Jerseyans, and if you’re not going to see the festivities live down at Stockton (in Atlantic County), the Jersey Shore-based university is broadcasting the debates LIVE via Livestream and FacebookLIVE. We’ll also be providing some live tweeting of our own over […]

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Pre-Debate Maneuvers: Ciattarelli accuses Guadagno of Christie coziness while LG preps rapid response

Asm. Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) might’ve shown his hand heading into tonight’s first of two GOP primary debates, Save Jerseyans, dropping a 30-second cable ad titled “Me, Too” which attempts to tie Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to the unpopular tenure of her boss, Chris Christie. “Chris Christie’s lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, had seven years to fix […]

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Guadagno: All GOP candidates should get to debate on May 9th

The morning after Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno helped Assembly candidate Vince Sera (R-2) kick off his campaign in Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County), the Republican gubernatorial primary front runner declared her support for the participation of all five (5) GOP candidates in next month’s ELEC-sanctioned debate at nearby Stockton University in Galloway: All of the Republican candidates […]

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SILLY SEASON? GOP Candidate Compares Lieutenant Governor to Kim Jong-un

N.J. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Joseph “Joe” Rudy Rullo has been a colorful addition to this year’s 5-way primary contest, Save Jerseyans, accusing party leaders of rigging conventions and posting memes and videos infused with irreverent humor. His latest salvo? To quote one of his Instagram followers below… a “straight savage” comparison between Kim Guadagno and North […]

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UPDATE: Guadagno Cites Son’s Air Force Graduation for Metuchen Forum Absence

So there’s a reason beyond strategy for Kim Guadagno‘s absence from tonight’s YR-hosted candidate forum in Metuchen, Save Jerseyans. “I wish I could be there with you this evening, but I am attending the graduation ceremony for my oldest son, Kevin, who is completing pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma,” Guadagno informed […]

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THURSDAY NIGHT: N.J. GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Prepare to Clash, Sans Guadagno

Updated 5:09 p.m. Tonight’s Metuchen gathering is the first “debate” (billed as a town hall discussion) for the 2017 GOP gubernatorial primary candidates, Save Jerseyans. The front runner won’t be among them. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno opted out of the Wednesday night event hosted by Middlesex County Young Republicans at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts […]

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Lost Voices in the Transgender Debate: Liberals and Conservatives Unite

As the debate over transgenderism and gender identity continues to divide the nation, a politically diverse group of women came together to form a coalition called Hands Across the Aisle. Their voices include a conservative, a rape survivor, a feminist, and a lesbian activist, all of whom believe that defining sex based on gender identity […]


GOP PRIMARY: Ciattarelli Calls Out Guadagno for Ignoring Calls to Debate

It’s the front-runner’s prerogative to stiff arm the competition when the calls for debates begin, Save Jerseyans, but Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset), running to overtake Kim Guadagno in this year’s N.J. GOP gubernatorial primary, refuses to take no for an answer: — We're now at 5 weeks that @KimGuadagnoNJ has ducked my debate challenge. Tell […]

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Ciattarelli, Guadagno Camps Skirmish Over ‘SilentKim.com’ Site, Debate Ducking Allegations

GUADAGNO CAMPAIGN DENIES DODGING, ACC– USES “STRUGGLING” CIATTARELLI CAMPAIGN OF ATTENTION-SEEKING — The N.J. GOP primary got a little hotter on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, when gubernatorial candidate Asm. Jack Ciattarelli accused Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and her campaign of ducking his 21-county debate challenge. “Back on January 18th, I issued a challenge to you. Namely, […]

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Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno: Debate Me in All Twenty-One N.J. Counties!

State Assemblyman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli wants Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno to debate him in each and every one of New Jersey’s 21 counties, Save Jerseyans. “Taxpayers and voters are fed up with platitudes and generalities like the ones put forth by Lt. Governor Guadagno during her kickoff yesterday and on her web page,” said Ciattarelli, […]

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Pallone and Sonnek-Schmelz will debate at Monmouth University on November 2

Congressman Frank Pallone and his Republican challenger, Atlantic Highlands School Board Member Brent Sonnek-Schmelz will engage in a candidates forum moderated by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday November 2 at Monmouth University’s Wilson Hall in West Long Branch. The forum will start at 7:30 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 9 p.m. […]