Gun debate lights Christie’s fuse in town hall: ‘Give me one fact’

It started with a man in the audience asking Gov. Chris Christie how he’ll prove to gun owners he isn’t “anti-gun.” Soon, Christie was angrily defending his record on guns Saturday morning during a town hall meeting in Iowa as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “If you want to debate me, come… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Bill to make Christie repay 2016 security costs advances

IMG_3433TRENTON — A bill to force Gov. Chris Christie and all governors who follow him to reimburse New Jersey taxpayers for travel and security expenses associated with their out-of-state political trips easily cleared the Senate’s State Government committee Thursday. “All we are asking for is fairness here,” said Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), the bill’s sponsor. “If… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie to appear in Spring Lake on Thursday, July 23

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

Governor Chris Christie will be joined by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin in Spring Lake tomorrow to announce a Flood Mitigation Grant.

Christie and Martin are scheduled to appear at Spring Lake Fire Company #1, 1007 5th Ave, Spring Lake at 11:30 a.m., according to announcement from the Governor’s Office.

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Chris Christie says he’s a bigger fan of Bon Jovi than Springsteen

Governor Chris Christie gets a hug from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi while First Lady Mary Pat Christie gets a hug from Mr. Bon Jovi's wife Dorothea before announcing a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from Jon Bon Jovi at Borough Hall in Sayreville, N.J. on Monday, July 8, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Governor Chris Christie gets a hug from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi while First Lady Mary Pat Christie gets a hug from Mr. Bon Jovi’s wife Dorothea before announcing a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from Jon Bon Jovi at Borough Hall in Sayreville, N.J. on Monday, July 8, 2013. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

TRENTON — In a new interview with Laura Ingraham’s new online media publishing website Lifezette, Gov. Chris Christie made a stunning reversal, saying he now prefers New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi to his longtime idol, Bruce Springsteen. In an interview seated next to his wife, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the two are asked which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s super PAC has raised $11M for his 2016 run

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s super PAC has raised $11 million toward his presidential bid since its formation in February, it announced Tuesday. “Thanks to the generous support of a diverse set of donors from across the country, we exceeded our goal for the quarter and are in strong position as the campaign gets under way,”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Christie to Public-Employee Unions: No Contracts, No Step Increases in Salaries

Gov. Chris Christie has taken an aggressive approach to dealing with public workers and their unions since taking office in early 2010. He’s encouraged voters to reject school budgets in communities where teachers weren’t accepting pay freezes, pushed… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Government Employees Unions | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie to return to Asbury Park Convention Hall

“I sought a second term to finish the job – now watch me do it.”

~ Governor Chris Christie, November 5, 2013

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Governor Chris Christie is bringing his “Telling it like it is” presidential campaign to the Asbury Park Convention Hall for a high dollar fundraiser on August 4.   Here’s a copy of the invitation if you would like to go.  Tickets are $250 per person for the reception. For $2,700 per person or $5,400 per couple you get a photo and a reception ticket.

Christie ends his first presidential commercial with a clip from his announcement speech where he emphatically declares “I mean what I say say and I say what I mean, and that’s what America needs right now.”

Here are some highlights of what Christie said the last time he held a big event at the Asbury Park Convention Hall—his victory speech on the occasion of his reelection in 2013:

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Posted: July 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Presidential Politics, Asbury Park, Chris Christie, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013

Bridget Ann Kelly, texting, with Governor Chris Christie and Michelle Brown at Seaside Park fire, September 12, 2013 photo credit, Phil Stilon, Ocean County Signal

TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey won’t pay for Bridget Anne Kelly’s legal bills. That decision followed a months-long fight by her attorney who argued she was being treated differently from other state employees who, like her, all believed it was a traffic study that caused the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. The details… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case

Highlands Man Surprised To Find Himself In Christie For President Ad

Governor Chris Christie released the first ad of his fledgling presidential campaign today.  The thirty second spot is aimed at New Hampshire primary voters and will air on Boston, MA and Manchester, NH television and cable outlets, according to a report on NJ.com.  Christie’s campaign will spend $500,000 to distribute the ad over the next four weeks, according to the report.

Monmouth County restaurateur Leo Cervantes, the owner of Chilango’s in Highlands and LaPlaya in Keansburg was surprised to find himself featured in the ad. Leo in Christie Ad

Cervantes appears 5 seconds into the ad and is the first face featured after Christie’s.  He had no idea he was in the ad when contacted by MoreMonmouthMusings.

“I endorsed Christie for his reelection as governor,” Cervantes said, “I did a commercial for him and was part of his Hispanic outreach, but I have not heard from his presidential campaign. Should I sue them?” he asked jokingly.

Cervantes said he has not made a decision on who to support for president in 2016. “I was just talking to my daughter about this.  I know the candidates are Bush, Hillary, Trump and some others, but I really haven’t focused on it yet.”

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Posted: July 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Highlands, Keansburg, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Why New Jersey Got Billions Less Than New York in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy

2018In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »