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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, New England Patriots, Tom Brady's balls | 4 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Governor Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Polls | Comments Off
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, John Curley, Jon Hornik, Lawrence Bathgate, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Vin Gopal | Comments Off
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.
admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Scott Walker | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, GOP 2016 nomination, Scott Walker, Security expenses | Comments Off