Geller: Guadagno Leading Ciattarelli 2-1 In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Adam Geller

One of the pollsters who propelled President Donald Trump to victory last year says Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is leading her opponent for the NJ GOP gubernatorial nomination by a 2-1 margin with less than three weeks to go before the primary.

Adam Geller of Holmdel, the President of National Research Inc. and a FoxNews contributor, released a memo through the Guadagno campaign this afternoon that states, “With less than three weeks left until the Republican Primary, Kim Guadagno remains strongly positioned to receive the GOP nomination. She has had stronger fundraising, more cash on hand, more county endorsements, and stronger poll numbers according to our latest campaign survey.”

Geller characterised the Ciattarelli campaign as “ineffective” and “negative.”

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Adam Geller, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Piscopo Endorses Guadagno for Governor

Radio talk show host and former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo announced this morning that he will not be an Independent candidate for Governor of New Jersey this year and he endorsed the candidacy of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

In an announcement broadcast live on his radio show and on facebook,  Piscopo said he was “locked and loaded, ready to go” for his own campaign before meeting Guadagno in a “secret summit” at his home last weekend.

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Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Piscopo Endorses Guadagno for Governor

Ciattarelli aging rapidly?

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.

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, NJ GOP, NJ Politics | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Republican Assembly Members Should Vote Against Gas Tax Hike

By Art Gallagher

img_0858-800x531This column is for my Republican friends in the Assembly, especially those from Monmouth County.

Dave Rible, Rob Clifton, Sean Kean, Monmouth Republican Assembly Members who voted for gas tax in June, and Declan O’Scanlon who didn’t vote, should join Amy Handlin and Ronald Dancer, Republicans who represent parts of Monmouth and voted NO in June, in voting NO on Wednesday or whenever the bill that Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto agreed to on Friday comes up for a vote.

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Posted: October 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Amy Handlin, Chris Christie, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Bramnick: N.J. can’t afford to restore aid to towns to cut property taxes

assetContentABOARD THE CHAMBER TRAIN — Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) said Thursday he’d like to restore aid to New Jersey’s municipalities to lower property taxes, but the state simply can’t afford it. Lawmakers have introduced a bill ( A302) to restore hundreds of millions of dollars in energy tax receipts and Consolidated Municipal Property Tax… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ GOP, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Bramnick: N.J. can’t afford to restore aid to towns to cut property taxes

Sen Michael Doherty: Gas Tax Sunk NJ Assembly Republicans

In an email to his Republican colleagues in the NJ Senate on Monday, Senator Michael Doherty said that the Assembly Mike DohertyRepublican leadership’s support of increasing the gas tax is what led to the loss of four seats in the lower chamber in last week’s election.

Rutgers-Eagleton conducted a poll in October on the gas tax.  See attachment and an extract of the results below.

Why did Republican Assembly leadership come out in support of a gas tax increase?

R Assembly candidates should have all come out 100% against a gas tax increase.

66% of voters oppose a gas tax increase.

We had 69% of Independent voters and 73% of Republican voters on our side.

Even 57% of Democrat voters oppose the gas tax increase.

We wouldn’t have lost any seats if R’s campaigned on being 100% against a gas tax increase.

“We didn’t have to lose any seats and could have picked up a few,” Doherty said told  MoreMonmouthMusings, “We had no message.”

Doherty said that he has not heard back from any of his Senate colleagues.

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Posted: November 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Eagleton Poll, Gas Tax, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 36 years

IMG_2800TRENTON — Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday’s elections, wresting three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control 51 seats in the 80-seat lower house as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

FDU Poll: New Jersey Lacks Leadership

Stronger than the storm50% of New Jersey voters think our State’s problems are solvable, but that our politicians are not willing to stick their necks out to get our State moving in the right direction.  That’s the take away from the FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning which indicates that Governor Chris Christie approval rating is upside down, 30%-55% and that the State Legislature’s approval rating is negative 24%-44%.

28% of the 792 self identified registered voters survey by FDU from June 15-21 said that New Jersey is moving in the right direction. 57% said we are on the wrong track.

Poll results that this should indicate that change is coming in November.   Don’t count on that happening, unless Christie shocks the world and announces that he is not running for president.

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Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Democrats, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. Assembly Republicans promise aggressive challenge to Democrats in November

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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick addressing New Jersey Republicans in Atlantic City, February 2, 2015. MMM file photo

TRENTON — With the primaries over and the general election season upon us, state Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has a big challenge. Bramnick (R-Union) wants to be Assembly speaker. That means in November — when all 80 Assembly seats at the top of the ballot — he’ll need to flip at least nine Democratic-held seats… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Republicans, Jon Bramnick, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. Assembly Republicans promise aggressive challenge to Democrats in November

Former Christie aide Bill Stepien is working again on N.J. campaigns

assetContentTRENTON — Bill Stepien, Gov. Chris Christie’s former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff who was tarnished in the George Washington Bridge scandal, is once again working on campaigns in New Jersey. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union), who is attempting to take control of the lower house in this year’s election, said Wednesday that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Former Christie aide Bill Stepien is working again on N.J. campaigns