Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

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Posted: September 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Geraldo Rivera to headline Monmouth GOP Fundraiser

Photo courtesy of Geraldo.com. Used with permission

Photo courtesy of Geraldo.com. Used with permission

Had the late Senator Frank Lautenberg lived to complete his term, Geraldo Rivera might have been the Republican nominee to be New Jersey’s junior member of the United States Senate. Cory Booker would still be mayor of Newark and the two celebrities would have been engaged now in an expensive high profile race with national implications.

In early 2013, Rivera was very publicly exploring the possibility of running for Launtenberg’s seat.  Booker had just declined to challenge Governor Chris Christie’s reelection bid and announced that he would run for Lautenberg’s seat.  Booker’s announcement came before the ailing Lautenberg’s announcement that he would not seek another term.

Lautenberg’s June 2013 death and Christie’s call for an October Special Election to fill the seat scuttled the plans of the television and radio personality/journalist to enter politics on a national level.  He was not able to rearrange his life or gain support of his family in the short time required to compete in an August GOP primary.

What might have been a high profile exciting battle between Rivera and Booker this fall is now reduced to bragging rights as to which man will raise more money for his respective Party in Monmouth County.   Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden will announce this afternoon that Rivera is the keynote speaker at the GOP Fundraising Gala on October 15 at the Navesink Country Club.  Rivera’s office and Golden both confirmed that Geraldo is coming.

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Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Geraldo Rivera, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

“North America’s Energy Opportunity”

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Excerpts from Governor Chris Christie’s Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico Keynote Address

“Mexico and the United States have a special relationship.  If world events over this summer of turmoil have taught us anything, it is the tremendous benefits of having as a neighbor a key and friendly partner with whom we share an extensive trade relationship and a deeply shared cultural heritage.  Today, here and now, we should add to the long list of blessings jointly shared by the U.S. and Mexico by taking full advantage of the tremendous economic opportunity ahead of us.

 

“It is striking in looking at events around the world, with turmoil throughout much of the Middle East, with Europe struggling to generate economic growth coming out of the recession, to consider, perhaps as a model, what we are trying to build here in North America.

 

“We are, as I said, fortunate to be in a peaceful neighborhood – blessed by strong, deep, and cooperative relations with the governments and more importantly the peoples of both Mexico and Canada.

 

“But beyond that, we have together created a model that features deep economic and cultural integration, while still respecting national sovereignty.

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition

photo via Gov Christie's website

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Opinion, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pivotal Questions Await Answers as School Bells Ring in New Jersey

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Education | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie heading to Mexico this week

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Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

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Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, News | Tags: , | Comments Off

Chris Christie is lone GOP presidential prospect to expand Medicaid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare puts him alone among Republican governors vying for the 2016 presidential nomination, and could come back to haunt him among primary voters. Some of his potential rivals who are also governors have sought ways to leverage federal money, and others have spurned the Medicaid expansion…

Posted: August 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s pension plan puts NJ Democrats in a bind as budget deadline looms

Christie’s pension plan puts NJ Democrats in a bind as budget deadline looms (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — No one wants to be the politician who guts spending, raises taxes or reneges on a promise. But thanks to Gov. Chris Christie and a sluggish economic recovery in New Jersey, those are the choices facing Democratic leaders in the state Legislature…

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Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie, in California, chides potential presidential opponent and takes to Facebook

Christie, in California, chides potential presidential opponent and takes to Facebook (via NJ.com)

By Matt Friedman and Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — Campaigning for Republican candidates in California, Gov. Chris Christie on Friday criticized remarks made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential opponent in his party’s 2016 presidential…

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Posted: June 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News, Republican Governors Association, Republican Party, Rick Perry | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off