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Mary Pat Christie for Congress? From the 11th or the 3rd district?

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Former Governor Chris Christie floated the idea of his wife, Mary Pat Christie, running for Congress in the 11th district next year as a challenger to freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.

Sherrill, who flipped the Republican 11th district convincingly with a 57%-42%  victory over Assemblyman Jay Webber, and raised a gazillion dollars to do it, will be tough to beat in 2020.

Mary Pat would have a much easier race against 3rd district freshman Congressman Andy Kim who barely beat Tom MacArthur last year.   The Chrisites own a house in Bay Head, in addition to their home in Mendam.  MacArthur relocated to Ocean County from Morris County to run for the seat after Jon Runyan retired in 2014.

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Posted: February 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Christie’s book is worth reading

LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politicsformer Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him.  If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.

If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong.  Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie: Kushner’s vendetta hurt Trump’s presidency

In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finishformer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claims that he was dismissed as Chairman of the Trump transition team at the behest of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, and that the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today had he, instead of Vice President Mike Pence, overseen the establishment of the Administration, according to a review of the book published at The Guardian.

At the heart of it is Christie’s desire to tell the American people that had his transition plan been adopted after Trump’s shock victory on election night in November 2016, the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today. Once he had been tossed overboard, the new transition team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a “thrown-together approach” that led to appalling choices of senior personnel “over and over again”.

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85K

Graphic by Phil Stilton @ShoreNewsNetwork

Former Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports that Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican who left office after eight years in January. The cost detail was obtained through an open records request.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court

Paul B. Matey

President Donald J. Trump today announced the nomination of Paul B. Matey of Roseland, NJ to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

A 2001 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Matey was former Governor Chris Christie’s Deputy Chief Counsel and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney during Christie’s tenure as the chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey.  He is currently the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of University Hospital in Newark.

Prior to entering Seton Hall Law, Matey worked in marketing for the comic-book division of Marvel Entertainment, according to his LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court

Murphy claims bi-partisan support for property tax/charity scheme. Republicans disagree, call for NJ reforms

Marlboro, NJ-With Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie standing behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday — and four other Democrat mayors standing behind him, Governor Phil Murphy today declared he had bi-partisan support for his plan to have the state’s municipalities set up charities to accept donations in lieu of property taxes.  Murphy said that the recent income tax reform passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a tax increase on New Jersey’s middle class.   The scheme he is proposing would, if allowed by the IRS, reverse the impact of the tax reform law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

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Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie no longer a VIP at Newark-Liberty Airport

UPDATE: Christie tweets that the story is FAKE NEWS

Former Governor Chris Christie was turned away from using the VIP entrance at Newark Airport today, according to a story first reported by WCBS News. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie orders N.J. towns to accept 2018 property tax prepayments

Any New Jersey homeowner rushing to town hall to pay next year’s property tax bills before the new federal tax law kicks in Monday no longer needs to worry about being turned away. Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday issued an executive order requiring that all municipalities in the state accept 2018 property tax payments and allow… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie move will force a big boost in pension price tag for Phil Murphy

A small tweak to New Jersey’s pension system made by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration could create a huge headache for incoming Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who will find state and local governments’ bills for public worker pensions jacked up by hundreds of millions of dollars. The state treasurer cut how much the state should assume it will… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Pensions | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie move will force a big boost in pension price tag for Phil Murphy