When Gov. Chris Christie left New Jersey to return to the presidential campaign trail immediately after a major winter storm walloped the state last week, it was Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno who personally visited barrier-island communities where the storm’s floodwaters had caused the most damage. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 1st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, news | No Comments »
Jersey Shore towns recovering from a crippling blizzard and nor’easter are rushing to dump sand back on the beach to shore up their coastline as state officials vowed to speed up a stalled beach replenishment project. That was the scene Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin met on Monday on the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 26th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: DEP, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Jersey Shore, Winter Storm Jonas | No Comments »
In an exclusive interview with MoreMonmouthMusings, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said that she is pleased that the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that documents associated with the investigation into her hiring of a retired detective when she was the Monmouth County Sheriff will be released within 45 days.
“The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) have investigated my actions while Monmouth County Sheriff, regarding the hiring and compensation of an employee and found nothing. When the internal investigative documents that the blogger has sued for are released, they will show – again- that I acted appropriately and in the best interests of Monmouth County taxpayers,” Guadagno said.
Appellate Judges George S. Leone and Carol E. Higbee ruled on Thursday that two documents , a three page letter date June 6, 2011 from PFRS to the Attorney General requesting an investigation and one page letter dated June 21, 2012 from the Division of Criminal Justice(DCJ) to PFRS on the status of the investigation, shall be released. Leone and Higbee’s ruling overturned a ruling by Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson that the State had the right to withhold the documents from Mark Lagerkvist, a blogger who has used his allegations against Guadagno to kick start his career.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Christie Administration, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: Kim Guadagno, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Mark Lagerkvist, Michael Donovan, Mickey Donovan, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, NJ Watchdog | 4 Comments »
The fair is a great annual event featuring rides, games and food that takes place in the borough’s marina at 1 Simon Drive which is at the end of 1st Ave.
In addition to the Acting Governor’s fine cooking, Friday night will feature fireworks in the Sandy Hook Bay.Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | 2 Comments »
After months of praising the Christie Administration after Superstorm Sandy, Zimmer used the media frenzy when the Bridgegate story broke in January of 2014 to become famous by alleging that Guadagno shook her down seven months earlier.
The mayor said that Guadagno told her, on behalf of Governor Christie, that Hoboken’s Sandy recovery aide was tied to Zimmer pushing through a development application for the Rockefeller Group. The shakedown allegedly happened at a supermarket ribbon cutting ceremony in May of 2013. Zimmer suddenly remembered the shakedown in January of 2014 when the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal was dominating the news.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 2 Comments »
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno will travel to Hope, NJ tomorrow afternoon for the Land of Make Believe 60th Anniversary Celebration.Posted: August 5th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Kim Guadagno | Tags: Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, Land of Make Believe, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno | 4 Comments »
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman is leaning on former Port Authority officials David Samson, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein and Charles McKenna, Governor Chris Christie’s former Chief Counsel, to”filp” on Christie, according to a report published on Esquire today.
Esquire’s two anonymous sources “with intimate knowledge” of Fishman’s investigation into “Bridgegate” said that Samson, Baroni and Wildstein each face “near-certain” indictment.
Esquire says that Baroni and Wildstein have implicated Samson and that “if Sampson doesn’t give Fishman Christie, Sampson is toast.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, Kim Guadagno, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bill Baroni, Bridgegate, Bridgegate Investigation, Charles McKenna, Chris Christie, David Samson, David Wildstein, Dawn Zimmer, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Obama Administration, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 11 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season on the Jersey Shore with multiple visits in Monmouth County on Friday..
Christie has a busy morning. He’s scheduled to co-host the Boomer and Carton Sports Radio Talk Show at 8am and be on hand for the ceremonial opening of the Belmar Boardwalk at 9:30.
In the afternoon, Christie cuts the ribbon on Asbury Park’s new boardwalk at 1:30 and then heads to Ocean County to walk the Seaside Heights boardwalk at 3:30.
Guadagno will address the 89th Annual New Jersey State FFA Convention at Monmouth University’s Pollack Theater at 9 am. Anyone who knows what the FFA is, without using google or another search engine, gets a free subscription to Greg’s List. Members of the FFA and the Lt. Gov’s staff are not eligible to win.
Guadagno will visit the Keansburg Amusement Park at noon. She then heads to Burlington County for a Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.
Posted: May 22nd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: Asbury Park, Belmar, Chris Christie, Future Farmers of America, Jersey Shore, Keansburg, Kim Guadagno, Long Branch, Monmouth University, NJ State FFA Convention, Summer Kick-off | 2 Comments »
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the TechLaunch (Clifton) accelerator on May 6, 2014, bringing her own special brand of excitement and marketing know-how to the young companies participating in the 16-week boot camp program. She dropped by TechLaunch…
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Magyar admits mistake, promises to fix it but doesn’t
By Art Gallagher, email@example.com
Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray responded to my post this morning, Patrick Murray is emphatic that his next poll will be negative for Christie, about his quote in Mark Magyar’s anti-Chistie spin piece on NJSpotlight with an email asserting that his analysis was mischaracteriszed.
Murray provided an email exchange between himself and Magyar wherein Magyar admits his mistake and promises to fix it.
My assessment of what is likely to happen to public opinion going forward was based on an analysis of the underlying dynamics of my own poll released on April 2 — specifically the public’s underlying initial skepticism of the Mastro report was in my own poll and my analysis of potential movement in that opinion. Mark, by his own admission, mischaracterized my analysis, which was based on actual public opinion data that I have collected and analyzed.
In the NJSpotlight piece, Magyar quoted Murray as follows:
A Quinnipiac Poll released last week showed that 56 percent of New Jerseyans regarded the report as a “whitewash” and only 36 percent believed it to be a “legitimate investigation.” Even more ominously, 65 percent of voters knew of the Hoboken case, and 57 percent of that group believe Zimmer’s allegation that the Christie administration improperly withheld Sandy aid from her city because she refused to support the Rockefeller Group development.
Murray said he expected to see similar results in his next Monmouth Poll. “It will be negative. This is not going to be positive,” Murray stated emphatically, asserting that the controversy over the Mastro report clearly resonated with voters. “The question now with Christie is, ‘Have we hit a floor where a certain percentage of people will defend him no matter what, and everyone else will attack him?’”
Murray corrected Magyar in a email at 9;32 this morning: