Running against Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno must be a daunting task.
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, one of Guadagno’s four opponents in the GOP primary for Governor, looks as though he’s aged more in a week than Barack Obama aged over 8 years in the White House, if his campaign mail is to be believed.
If you’re a Republican primary voter, you likely received two pieces of campaign mail from Ciattarelli in the last week. The photo on the left is from the first piece. The photo on the right is the second piece. If Jack loses to Kim on June 6, he could have a future as Just for Men model.
TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the early Republican front-runner for governor, told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday she would slash New Jersey’s notoriously high property taxes by up to $3,000 for homeowners who pay more than 5 percent of their household income on school taxes. Guadagno said her proposal — which she plans to officially… Read the rest of this entry »
Friendly rivals? Lt Gov Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli
The New Jersey Republican Party will have a competitive gubernatorial primary on June 6. The campaigns of Lt Governor Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli both withdrew their petition challenges against each other yesterday.
The détente between the battling campaigns came after Administrative Law Judge Lisa James Beavers indicated that she would not invalidate all signatures certified by Ciattarelli campaign manager Rick Rosenberg unless each signer personally testified or provided an affidavit that Rosenberg did not collect their signature, according to sources familiar with the proceedings. Beavers did throw out the signature of Lois Pongo of Highlands. The Guadagno campaign obtained and affidavit from Pongo stating that Rosenberg was not the the person who collected her signature, despite his certification that he did, after a MoreMonmouthMusings report regarding irregularities in the Ciattarelli camp’s petition signatures.
NEW YORK — Joe Piscopo had just gone to a commercial break during his New York City morning radio show when his producer, Frank “Five Boroughs” Morano, interjected with a query. Morano said he spent part of the weekend playing Trivial Pursuit with his parents, only to be stumped by this question: “Which ‘Saturday Night Live’… Read the rest of this entry »
If Governor Chris Christie was still popular in New Jersey, or Washington, the New Jersey press corps would be pushing a narrative that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno “is no Chris Christie.”
But Christie is less popular in New Jersey than Anthony Weiner is with Hillary Clinton supporters. Thus the narrative is that Guadagno has been Christie’s second in command and has stood behind him (literally and figuratively) for seven years while New Jersey’s economy has remained stagnant, our credit rating downgraded continuously, and traffic was a mess in Fort Lee for a few days in 2013.
Thus, as Guadagno is running to replace Christie next January, she has to show New Jersey voters that she is no Chris Christie while threading a needle to avoid Christie’s famously vindictive wrath. That’s a difficult endeavor.
Following a Save Jerseypost that exposed the New Jersey Democratic establishment’s candidate for governor comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno called on Phil Murphy of Middletown to apologize for the “inexcusable” and “shameful” comments.
“Phil Murphy’s comparison of the President of the United States to Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler is repulsive and inexcusable,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “His stunning lack of judgement and sensitivity is insulting to those whose families suffered, died or fought during World War II. It diminishes the slaughter of six million Jews and he should apologize to the people of New Jersey immediately.”
By Alan J. Steinberg This has been the week of the entry of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno into New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial race. The conventional wisdom of the state’s political class is that Guadagno will win the Republican nomination and lose by a substantial margin in the general election to the likely Democratic nominee, former Goldman… Read the rest of this entry »
The Monmouth County Democrats endorsed former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy, of Middletown, to be the Party nominee for Governor in the June 6 Democrat Primary at their secret convention in Wall Township this afternoon, according to a facebook post by Fox News Contributor Julie Roginsky.
The endorsement traditionally gives the favored candidate superior ballot positioning within the County in the Primary election.
Murphy has been considered the runaway front runner for the nomination since Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced he would not seek the nomination last September. Fulop endorsed Murphy, as did several Democrat County Chairs and Party Leaders. Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he would not be a candidate in early October and backed Murphy.
KEANSBURG — As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that “better days are ahead in New Jersey,” Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not… Read the rest of this entry »