Howard Dean screams about Chris Christie in N.J.: ‘You’re not gonna win!’

dean-screamATLANTIC CITY — For the last decade, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has been the butt of jokes about the “Dean Scream.” On Thursday night, Dean turned the joke on Gov. Chris Christie and his presidential hopes. “I’m going to say this to Chris Christie,” Dean told about 200 Democrats in a Harrah’s ballroom. “You can’t… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, NJ Democrats | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

3 things to expect from Christie’s national economic plan today

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

MANCHESTER — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver his second policy speech here in the lead up to a likely 2016 presidential campaign. The governor is scheduled to layout his plan for economic growth in the country during a speech at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. The speech will come after Christie penned an op-ed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Economy | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Former Gov. Tom Kean: Christie must confront N.J. pension crisis, report says

Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Tom Kean Sr celebrate the first annual Livingston Day, April 11, 2013. Photo by Tim Larsen/Governor's Office

Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Tom Kean Sr celebrate the first annual Livingston Day, April 11, 2013. Photo by Tim Larsen/Governor’s Office

TRENTON — Former Jersey Gov. Tom Kean had strong words of warning about Gov. Chris Christie’s recent lack of progress in solving the state’s pension crisis, but said the Republican governor shouldn’t be counted out of the 2016 race for the White House. Visiting St. Petersburg, Fla., to give the commencement address at Eckerd College on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, Pensions, Tom Kean Sr | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Walker says he’d end sequester

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he would end the budget sequester requiring automatic defense and domestic spending cuts if he became president, a critical issue in South Carolina, which has a large military economy and is the site of the first primary in the South. Walker, who is considering running for… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Christie: Brady’s balls are overblown

Governor Chris Christie, in an interview yesterday in New Hampshire, told IJReview that the controversy over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady using deflated balls in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts last January is “way way overblown.”

Christie said that no one thinks that Brady won four Super Bowls and is a future Hall of Famer because his balls were deflated a little bit. Rather, the controversy is getting all the media attention it is because Brady is married to a beautiful model and is richer than you an imagine.

Posted: May 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

More Bad Polling News For Christie

Graphic by Robert Hazelrigg, RobertHazelrigg.com

Graphic by Robert Hazelrigg, RobertHazelrigg.com

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would both take New Hamsphire’s 4 electoral votes over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the presidential election were today, according to Dartmouth University’s eighth annual State of the State Poll.

Walker beats Clinton 38.7 % – 34.8%.  Bush beats Clinton 36.9 – 34.14%.

Clinton would beat Governor Chris Christie 36.5% – 34.4%.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 5.2%, so Walker, Bush, Christie, and all other Republicans polled except Ted Cruz are virtually tied with Clinton. Clinton beat Cruz by by more than ten points.  In all the head to head match-ups against Clinton, 30% of the voters are undecided.  This poll is meaningless and I’m only writing about it because I haven’t gotten a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office today and don’t have a click baiting crime story to post.

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Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Jersey Prefers Clinton, Bush or Walker over Christie for President in 2016

Christie's poll numbers stink

Christie’s poll numbers stink

New Jerseyans would rather see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker elected president in 2016 than their own Governor Chris Christie, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

“The message from New Jersey voters seems to be as simple as ABC – anybody but Christie,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

In fairness to Christie, it should be noted that Murray did not poll the Governor’s presidential bona fides against former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Frank Pallone, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Freeholder John Curley, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal or Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Christie isn’t even New Jersey Republicans first choice to the president.  By 44%-30% New Jersey Republicans prefer Walker to Christie in 2016.

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Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie trails most 2016 hopefuls in poll of GOP voters

assetContent (4)WASHINGTON — Half of likely Republican primary voters said they didn’t support Gov. Chris Christie for president, a higher negative score than any other potential 2016 candidate, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. The April 26-30 survey said 50 percent of likely GOP primary voters said they couldn’t see themselves backing Christie, who has… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | Comments Off

Senate president: Come home, Chris Christie. N.J. needs you

IMG_3507TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has a message for Gov. Chris Christie: Log off Twitter, come home and work to fix the state’s economy. “He actually needs to be back here meeting with the legislative leadership. He needs to be back here with a plan on what we’re going to do to fix this place,”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie stiffs New Jersey taxpayers for security travel while Walker PAC pays

assetContent (35)By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog

When a governor takes out-of-state trips to campaign for a new job, who pays for the travel bills of the state police security details?

In New Jersey and Wisconsin, the answers are different for two governors who are jockeying for position in the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.

Chris Christie has unapologetically stuck New Jersey taxpayers with the $1.15 million in Executive Protection Unit travel costs during his first five years in office, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis.

But when Wisconsin’s Scott Walker hits the road on political journeys, those bills are being paid by his political action committee, which gets the money from campaign donations.

 

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Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Scott Walker | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off