LAWRENCE TWP. — For at least a bit, the focus of Donald Trump’s first campaign visit to New Jersey wasn’t on Donald Trump. Unlike his usual free rallies, admission to Trump’s event Thursday night at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory was $200 (and $25 for students). Proceeds went to help Gov. Chris Christie, pay off the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | 3 Comments »
By Alan J. Steinberg
I have had a rather poor prediction record in this year’s presidential primaries, as I vastly underrated Donald Trump’s appeal. I remain intrepid, however, so the following is my initial Electoral College 2016 projection.
In order to be elected president, a candidate must win states giving him or her a total of at least 270 electoral votes. I believe that Donald Trump will carry all the states won by Mitt Romney in 2012, giving him a base of 206 electoral votes.
I classify seven of the states won by Barack Obama in 2012 as swing states in 2016. These states are the three double digit electoral vote states of Florida (29 electoral votes), Ohio (18), and Pennsylvania (20), and the four single digit electoral vote states of New Hampshire (4), Iowa (6), Colorado (9), and Nevada (6), for a total of 92 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton is likely to carry all the other states won by Obama in 2012, giving her a base of 240 electoral votes.admin | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Alan Steinberg, Opinion | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Alan J Steinberg, Analysis, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Opinion, Road to the White House 2016 | 4 Comments »
WASHINGTON — Veteran New Jersey Republican fundraiser and financier Lewis Eisenberg will lead a joint effort to bring in campaign funds for businessman Donald Trump’s presidential run, the Republican National Committee, and several state parties, including New Jersey. The Trump campaign and the RNC made the announcement Tuesday night. “Donald Trump knows the importance of keeping… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Lewis Eisenberg, Monmouth County News | No Comments »
HAZLET — On the last day for residents in New Jersey to register to vote in the June 7 primary, Chelsea Clinton made two stops along the Jersey Shore to campaign on behalf of her mother, Hillary. At events in Long Branch and Hazlet, Chelsea Clinton touted her mother’s record as a “change-maker” and her ability… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Airport Plaza, Chelsea Clinton, Hazlet, Hillary Clinton, Long Branch | No Comments »
Cruz Zigged While the GOP Electorate Zagged
By Patrick Murray
The Cruz campaign’s attempt to coalesce the #NeverTrump movement around their candidate #NeverHappened. In hindsight, the attempt to position him as the establishment alternative may not have been the wisest move.
Ted Cruz entered the 2016 presidential race with a reputation as the Senate Republican conference’s enfant terrible. He ended his campaign as the establishment’s last hope to deny Donald Trump the party’s nomination. The problem is that GOP voters’ desire for a political outsider intensified just as he was making this pivot.
Exit polls conducted by the national media’s National Election Pool asked voters in 24 different contests this year whether the next president should have experience in politics or be from outside the political establishment.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Monmouth Poll, Patrick Murray, Ted Cruz | 2 Comments »
WASHINGTON — To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast. It’s still possible for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. His path is narrow and perilous. But it’s plausible and starts with a big victory Tuesday in his home… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Republican Nation Convention 2016 | Tags: 1237, 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Republican Nation Convention | Comments Off on Forget what you’ve heard: Here’s how Trump can lock up GOP nomination before convention
MERCERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey administrative law judge on Monday heard two challenges to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s eligibility to appear on the New Jersey ballot, based upon the Texas senator’s having been born in Canada. The judge, Jeff Masin, said he would issue a decision Tuesday on the challenges to Cruz’s eligibility to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 11th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, 2016 Presidential politics, Natural Born Citizen, Ted Cruz | 1 Comment »
By Alan Steinberg
Ted Cruz did not just prevail in Wisconsin Tuesday night – he won a landslide. And that has major positive ramifications for him in the primary finale of the campaign in both New Jersey and California on Tuesday, June 7.
A bit of context is in order. The California GOP primary is presidential winner take all three delegates in each of the 53 Congressional districts, plus 10 at-large delegates to the statewide winner plus three Republican National Committee delegates (state GOP chair plus national committee man and woman), a total of 172 delegates. In New Jersey, all 51 delegates are bound to vote for the presidential primary winner on the first ballot.admin | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Alan Steinberg, Opinion | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Alan Steinberg, Opinion | Comments Off on The Wisconsin landslide propels Cruz in California – and New Jersey
By Tommy DeSeno
In the 18th century, Bonnie Prince Charlie, aka Charles Edward Stuart, was the last Jacobite Pretender to the throne of England. The Bonnie Prince thought the English throne was his birthright, so he traveled the countryside picking fights with anyone who disagreed.
Donald Trump, our current Bonnie Prince, acts very much the same. His intemperance and penchant for vengeance is manifest in response to any challenge to him, with no crack too lowbrow, be it McCain’s heroics, Carly’s face or Megyn’s menstrual cycle. Only a Jacobean sense of entitlement could bring a Wharton grad into the gutter. Even Jeb knew the Presidency had to be earned, not inherited or claimed.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Donald Trump, Opinion, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 7 Comments »