50% 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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Democrats, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Elections, Assembly Democrats, Assembly Republicans, Chris Christie, FDU Public Mind Poll, NJ State Legislature, State Legislature | 2 Comments »
Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Republicans, Jon Bramnick, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Assembly Republicans, Jon Bramnick, Michael Muller, NJ Assembly Democrats, NJ State Legislature, Totten Communications | Comments Off on N.J. Assembly Republicans promise aggressive challenge to Democrats in November
Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Legislative Races, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Bill Stepien, Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick | Comments Off on Former Christie aide Bill Stepien is working again on N.J. campaigns
Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: NJ GOP | Tags: Assemblyman Jay Webber, Dick Cheney, Jay Webber, NJ GOP, NJ Reagan Day, Reagan Day, Vice President Dick Cheney | Comments Off on Cheney coming to N.J. for Reagan celebration, which includes jellybeans
Atlantic City– With Governor Chris Christie out of the country, New Jersey’s snow covered roads remained opened and approximately 1000 Republican activists, and a few guest Democrats, from all corners of the state gathered in Atlantic City today to nurture their dream of hitting the jackpot and winning a majority of seats in the General Assembly in November.
Under a banner that reads DON’T MOVE. Lower Taxes Are On The Way. VOTE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick met with reporters prior to the kickoff of his convention. Bramnick said he would welcome an election theme that was a referendum on Governor Christie’s record in Trenton since 2010, saying that the Democrats who control both houses of the legislature stopped cooperating with Christie on his reform agenda.
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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Atlantic City, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assembly Republicans, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Atlantic City, Jon Bramnick, NJ Assembly Republi | 4 Comments »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge Scandal, NJ GOP | Comments Off on Christie campaign accumulates $800K in bridge scandal debt
By Art Gallagher
In his OpEd published this morning, former Kean and Whitman Administration spokesman Carl Golden makes the case why it is safe for New Jersey’s Republican legislators to defy Governor Chris Christie and join the Democratic majority in overriding Christie’s of the Port Authority reform legislation.
The two identical bills that Governors Christie and Cuomo vetoed on the Saturday between Christmas and New Years Day had passed overwhelmingly with bi-partisan support in both houses of the New Jersey and New York legislatures. The bills would have required increased transparency and accountability on the part of Port Authority of NY/NJ.
In vetoing the bills, Christie and Cuomo endorsed reforms proposed by a panel they had appointed and urged both legislatures to adopt them instead. But as Golden noted in his OpEd, the vetoes have been widely viewed as maintaining the status quo of disfunctionality, wasteful spending and gubernatorial abuse at Port Authority.
In his five years in office, none of Christie’s vetoes have been overridden, even if the original bills passed the legislature with bi-partisan support and by veto proof majorities. Republican legislators have frequently “flip-flopped” and changed their votes to uphold the Governor’s will. As Golden explains,
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Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Mike Doherty, Monmouth County, NJ GOP, Opinion, Port Authority | Tags: Art Gallagher, Carl Golden, Chris Christie, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Senator Michael Doherty, Senator Mike Doherty, Veto override | 3 Comments »
By Carl Golden
Rarely has a possible legislative override of a gubernatorial veto been as fraught with political implications as that involving Gov. Christie’s rejection of legislation to revise and reform the operations of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Entering his sixth year in office, Christie has run the table in having his…
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Opinion | Tags: Gov Chris Christie, Opinion, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Port Authority reform, Veto Overide | 5 Comments »
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, is schedule to be a “Special Guest” at Governor Chris Christie’s birthday celebration/NJGOP fundraiser on September 10. Christie turns 52 on September 6.
The grand party will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick. A ticket to the general reception costs $150. Entrance to a private reception is $5,000 per person. There are 20 “Roundtable” spots reserved for 20 well healed guests.
For an additional $75, guests can have a message inserted in Christie’s birthday card. For $35 a family will be listed in the card, $15 for an individual listing.
In lieu of gifts for the Governor, guests are urged to bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to Toys 4 Tots.
Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, NJ GOP | Tags: Chris Christie's Birthday, Governor Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, NJGOP | Comments Off on Romney Is Headlining Christie’s Birthday Fundraiser