Forget what you’ve heard: Here’s how Trump can lock up GOP nomination before convention

assetContent (6)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: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Republican Nation Convention 2016 | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Judge hears challenges to Cruz’s eligibility to be on New Jersey ballot

cruz-1-300x160MERCERVILLE, 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: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

The Wisconsin landslide propels Cruz in California – and New Jersey

 

By Alan Steinberg

10438519_10208309971894571_6898427630477217304_nTed 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.

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Posted: April 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Alan Steinberg, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The Wisconsin landslide propels Cruz in California – and New Jersey

Bonnie Prince Donnie Wants to Thwart the Will of the Voters

By Tommy DeSeno

Tommy DeSeno1Call him Bonnie Prince Donnie.

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.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

How Christie explains Trump prediction of ‘riots’

assetContent (79)ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s prediction of “riots” if he was denied the Republican nomination through backroom maneuvering at the party’s convention in Cleveland this summer was just colorful speech, and not to be taken literally. Speaking to reporters at a press conference a in Elizabeth on Friday… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Mocking Christie: Trump is working on the Jersey vote

graphic via writersbeat.com

graphic via writersbeat.com

Most so called experts are saying that unless Donald Trump wins both the Florida and Ohio primaries tonight that he won’t have the 1237 delegates needed to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination outright.   Two of Trump’s three remaining competitors for the nomination are openly angling for a brokered nominating convention.

New Jersey’s presidential primary could make a difference in who is nominated for the first time in decades.  Trump is poll obsessed and knows that Governor Chris Christie’s approval numbers at home are in the tank.  As The Donald has been saying about Marco Rubio in Florida, Christie couldn’t get elected dog catcher in New Jersey.

Christie has declared himself the most prominent of Trump’s endorsements.

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Posted: March 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Christie campaign manager reveals why Gov. backed Trump

assetContentTRENTON — Donald Trump is probably the main reason Gov. Chris Christie didn’t win the Republican nomination for president, his campaign manager told NJ Advance Media. But even though Trump dashed Christie’s White House dreams, Ken McKay says the governor’s controversial endorsement of the real estate mogul should be taken as nothing more than an act… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie campaign manager reveals why Gov. backed Trump

Major Christie donor joins fight to stop Trump, report says

assetContentTRENTON — More than 50 Republican donors and power brokers Tuesday took part in a conference call to discuss how to stop Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination, according to a report by CNN. And one of them, the report said, was Meg Whitman, the Hewlett-Packard CEO who was a major contributor to New… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Club for Growth spending $1 million to try to take down Donald Trump

assetContentWASHINGTON — The political arm of the anti-tax group Club for Growth will run almost $1 million worth of ads beginning Wednesday that attack Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. The Washington-based advocacy group, which has funded challenges to Republican Senate incumbents it disagrees with, said the ads would run in Arkansas and Oklahoma and appear online… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth GOP endorses Brent Sonnek-Schmelz to challenge Pallone

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Brent Sonnek-Schmelz

Freehold Township- The Monmouth County Republican Committee endorsed Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, a member of the Atlantic Highlands Board of Education, to challenge Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr in the November 8, 2016 election last night during their annual nominating convention at iPlay America.

Sonneck-Schmelz, 39, is an Eagle Scout, attorney, Wharton educated MBA and entrepreneur who announced to the world that he likes to wear short shorts in the summer when he won $100,000 as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  He currently works as the General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of The Soccer Post, a family owned franchise system of soccer stores with 33 locations nationally, and as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of City Sports, a Boston based sports apparel retailer that he is working to relaunch.

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Posted: February 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »