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Handlin raises $4K for LD 13 Senate race

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin Assemblywoman Amy Handlin raised $4,075 for her campaign to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the State Senate during the quarter that ended December 31, 2016, according to her latest filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. The amount almost doubles what she has raised since her last election in 2015. […]


O’Scanlon raises $100k for developing LD13 primary fight

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) is trying to clear the field, Save Jerseyans. One business day after formally announcing his bid to succeed retiring State Senator Joe Kyrillos, O’Scanlon told the media that he’s raked in $100,000+ for the effort. “The job of a State Senator is so much more than going to Trenton and voting […]

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O’Scanlon announces bid to succeed retiring Senator Kyrillos

There’s no such thing as ‘Christmas Break’ for politicos when primary season is upon us, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, in an anticipated move, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) announced that he’s officially in the race to succeed Joe Kyrillos in LD13. “Joe Kyrillos has set a very high bar in the difference he has made in […]

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POLL: Who should succeed Joe Kyrillos in LD13?

On Wednesday, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney discussed some of the likely candidates to succeed Joe Kyrillos as State Senate GOP nominee in the 13th Legislative District primary next June. Democrats are already exploring their options. Which Republican on the following list would get your stamp of approval? If you lived in LD13? And the primary election […]

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Possible Kyrillos successors in LD13

Joe Kyrillos is on his way out, Save Jerseyans. In politics, that means we’re already embroiled in a “the king is dead; long live the king” dynamic. Following Tuesday’s announcement that he won’t seek reelection next year, Monmouth County GOP circles were consumed with speculation (and jockeying) on Wednesday morning ahead of what could now prove to […]

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Kyrillos calls it quits

A 28-year veteran of the state legislature is calling it quits, Save Jerseyans. “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve the people of my district and the state of New Jersey in the Legislature,” state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) told The Observer on Tuesday. “Ever since I was a kid growing […]

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POLL for a hypothetical: O’Scanlon or Handlin to replace Kyrillos?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The conventional wisdom in NJ GOP circles goes something like this, Save Jerseyans: state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13), once Governor Chris Christie‘s staunchest legislative ally, defected to Jeb Bush in large part over having been passed over for Jeff Chiesa when the Lautenberg Senate vacancy occurred. Why? For […]

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LD38 dimensions of the Kyrillos/Gordon Revolt

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The defection of Joe Kyrillos and other significant New Jersey Republicans to Jeb Bush’s camp may be damaging to the presidential ambitions of our Governor, Save Jerseyans, but in an interesting way, it may be a positive development as far as our legislative races are concerned.  While Kyrillos was […]

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Monmouth And Ocean Senators Ask Congressional Delegation For Sandy Help

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Six state Senators representing Monmouth and Oceans Counties have written to New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and Members of Congress asking for help in correcting inequities and inefficiencies in the federal government’s response to Superstorm Sanday. In a letter dated March 31, Senators Jennifer Beck and Joe Kyrillos of Monmouth County, […]


LD13 Primary Already Hot

Bellew Comes Out Swinging By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com LD 13 GOP State Senate challenger Leigh-Ann Bellew wasted no time in kicking off her campaign to unseat incumbent  State Senator Joe Kyrillos. “Negative” is not a strong enough word for the press release Bellew sent out this afternoon. “Scathing” is a more accurate description. CONTINUE READING…


Jersey Shore GOP Cries Foul

Seven Jersey Shore Legislators Say Democrat Ashbritt Hearing “Tainted the Shore’s Recovery with Politics” By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog “Blue” Jersey is predominantly red at the Jersey Shore, Save Jerseyans, and the mostly-Republican legislative delegations representing those counties were less than pleased in the wake of Friday’s joint legislative Ashbritt contract hearing.  The sentiments of the six […]

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Who Would Replace Hudson Bob?

A Short List of GOP Potential Replacements for New Jersey’s Bob Menendez in the (Unlikely) Event He Resigned from the U.S. Senate By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Republicans are likely going to have to find a way to win their first New Jersey U.S. Senate seat since 1972. Bob Menendez is a known fighter who […]

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Kyrillos Finishes 21-County Campaign Swing on Decidedly Unexpected Note

When Joe Kyrillos formally launched his campaign for U.S. Senate, Save Jerseyans, the veteran legislator certainly hoped to find himself in a different position than he does today. There’s no use spinning the obvious… my job is to give you the straight dope from a conservative perspective. Here it is: The RCP average hasn’t featured […]

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Better Late Than Never! New Kyrillos TV Spot Roasts Menendez with His Own Words (VIDEO)

With two weeks to go before Americans head to the polls, Save Jerseyans, we finally have a hard-hitting contrast TV ad from Joe Kyrillos. And I love it! Philly media market voters saw it several times tonight, and I’m sure it’s up in the North Jersey market, too. An effective spot to be sure (watch […]

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LIVE STREAM: Kyrillos vs. Menendez NJ 101.5 Debate

The second 2012 New Jersey U.S. Senate Debate between incumbent Bob Menendez and challenger Joe Kyrillos begins at 7:00 p.m., Save Jerseyans.  Watch it live right here: Watch live streaming video from fios1 at livestream.com Not working? Click here to watch on NJ 101.5’s website. Follow our Live Tweet of the 2nd New Jersey U.S. Senate […]

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