What is Vin Gopal running for?

Vin fundraising for Raj Mukherji1Back in February of 2013, Governor Chris Christie said that Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal practices “the politics of yesterday.”

Gopal had issued a statement threatening Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long with “the restructuring of the Democratic Party in Sea Bright, to ensure that the true voice of Democrats is one that prevails” in response to the news that Long was endorsing Christie’s reelection as governor.

Long has since left the Democratic Party and is running unopposed, as an Independent, for another term as Sea Bright’s mayor. But that is another story.

Since Christie accused Gopal of practicing the politics of yesterday, it has become very clear that Christie was and is practicing politics with an eye towards a future office. Gopal seems to be doing the same.

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Posted: May 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Howard Dean screams about Chris Christie in N.J.: ‘You’re not gonna win!’

dean-screamATLANTIC CITY — For the last decade, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has been the butt of jokes about the “Dean Scream.” On Thursday night, Dean turned the joke on Gov. Chris Christie and his presidential hopes. “I’m going to say this to Chris Christie,” Dean told about 200 Democrats in a Harrah’s ballroom. “You can’t… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, NJ Democrats | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

WATCH: Christie responds to Amtrak derailment, says we need to know ‘why it happened’

Christie Comments On Train Derailment Gov. Chris Christie reacted to the deadly Amtrak train derailment. TILTON, N.H. — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday morning referred to the deadly Amtrak train derailment as “really disconcerting” and said he’s anxious for officials to “get to the bottom of why it happened.” The governor, speaking outside of a New… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sandy victims plan Thursday protest at N.J. Statehouse

Stop Fema rallyA group of New Jersey residents dissatisfied with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts plan to protest in Trenton on Thursday morning in an attempt to prod the state to address a host of complaints. More than two and a half years after the storm, thousands of homeowners participating in the state’s largest housing rebuilding grant program have… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

3 things to expect from Christie’s national economic plan today

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

MANCHESTER — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver his second policy speech here in the lead up to a likely 2016 presidential campaign. The governor is scheduled to layout his plan for economic growth in the country during a speech at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. The speech will come after Christie penned an op-ed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Economy | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Former Gov. Tom Kean: Christie must confront N.J. pension crisis, report says

Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Tom Kean Sr celebrate the first annual Livingston Day, April 11, 2013. Photo by Tim Larsen/Governor's Office

Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Tom Kean Sr celebrate the first annual Livingston Day, April 11, 2013. Photo by Tim Larsen/Governor’s Office

TRENTON — Former Jersey Gov. Tom Kean had strong words of warning about Gov. Chris Christie’s recent lack of progress in solving the state’s pension crisis, but said the Republican governor shouldn’t be counted out of the 2016 race for the White House. Visiting St. Petersburg, Fla., to give the commencement address at Eckerd College on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, Pensions, Tom Kean Sr | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Despite Indictment, New Jersey Rates Menendez Higher than Christie

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Gov Chris Christie and Sen Bob Menendez kibitz at the reopening of the Belmar boardwalk as Freeholder Tom Arnone reads the names on the boards,  NJ.com photo

Despite the facts that U.S. Senator Bob Menendez was indicted by federal prosecutors last month and Chris Christie says he’s in the clear after he wasn’t indicted in the Bridgegate scandal, Menendez has a higher job approval rating the Christie, according to Monmouth University Poll releases.

In a poll release issued this morning, Menendez’s job approval rating is 42% positive to 38% negative and 20% unsure among registered voters.

In a release last week based upon the same 500 person survey, Christie’s approval rating is 35% approve, 56% disapprove, and 9% unsure among voters.

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Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie on Obama embrace: ‘I am governor of N.J. before I am a Republican’

assetContent (6)DOVER, N.H. — After two days of back-to-back New Hampshire meetings at diners and with donors, Gov. Christie was at his final public event for the week. It was Friday at 5 p.m. and like many of the 150 people who’d crammed into Fury’s Publick House, his tie was loosened. So was his tongue. Having held… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie: Brady’s balls are overblown

Governor Chris Christie, in an interview yesterday in New Hampshire, told IJReview that the controversy over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady using deflated balls in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts last January is “way way overblown.”

Christie said that no one thinks that Brady won four Super Bowls and is a future Hall of Famer because his balls were deflated a little bit. Rather, the controversy is getting all the media attention it is because Brady is married to a beautiful model and is richer than you an imagine.

Posted: May 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments about Payments to Public-Worker Pensions

RabnerIt was just four years ago that Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats in the Legislature struck a deal on a bipartisan plan to address years of underfunding the public-employee pension system. The legislation mandated increased contributions into the system from both from the state and its workers.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Constitution, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »