Is Christie setting Guadagno up for failure?

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.

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Posted: February 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Guadagno, Walker, Call On NJ Dem Gubernatorial Candidate To Apologize For Comparing Trump To Hitler

Following a Save Jersey post 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.”

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Posted: February 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Guadagno not such a dark horse vs. Murphy | Opinion

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 »

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Posted: January 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Alan Steinberg, Kim Guadagno, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Dems Nominate Murphy For Governor

photo via Julie Roginsky, facebook

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.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County Life, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno’s running for N.J. governor, and away from Christie

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 »

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Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie attempts to step on Guadagno’s launch. Will the press corps go along?

Governor Chris Christie is holding two events tomorrow, according to the daily schedule released by his office.

The first event is in Newark, at 11:30 a.m., one half hour after Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno launches her own campaign for Governor at LaPlaya in Keansburg.  Christie is signing an Executive Order and holding a round-table with recovering addicts at Integrity House.  His second event is a bill signing at outside his office in Trenton at 2:30 p.m.

Christie’s schedule says the events are open to the press but there will be no availability– meaning he won’t take questions from reporters.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno launches gubernatorial campaign

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno will kick off her campaign for the GOP nomination for Governor on Tuesday morning, 11 a.m. in Keansburg, at LaPlaya, 2 Beachway Ave.

The Guadagno campaign released a video on youtube and facebook on Monday evening in anticipation of the launch.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

assetcontent-79WAYNE — Bill Brennan, an activist and former firefighter, on Monday asked a judge to reconsider appointing a special prosecutor in an official misconduct case against Gov. Chris Christie. The Wayne resident, also announced he would seek the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2017. Brennan said he’s spent years fighting fraud, waste and corruption in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

Did Christie veto big Guadagno speech at the last minute?

assetcontent-66ATLANTIC CITY — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno was ready to give the keynote speech at the annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities just like she has for the past three years, but she said Thursday “the schedule was changed” after the text was reviewed by Gov. Chris Christie’s office. Instead, Christie, who was not originally… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

New hope for a Republican Majority in New Jersey

Snapshot 2 (5-26-2016 10-48 AM)With the news that Governor Chris Christie saying that he is staying in his current job until his term in expires in January of 2018, New Jersey Republicans are rethinking what little hope they had to winning the governorship and gaining seats in the legislature next year.

Don’t give up, New Jersey Republicans. There is hope.

PolitickerNJ’s 2016 list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey tabs Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal #50.  PolitickerNJ says Gopal is slated to become the next Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party.

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »