Monmouth Poll: Christie’s Approval Rating is 15%

Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating amongst New Jersey residents appears to have hit bottom at 15%.

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Posted: July 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Booker to campaign in Montana next month

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Senator Cory Booker is slated to travel to Montana next month (h/t The Auditorto raise money for local Democrats.

Booker is considered a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, despite his denials of interest in the office. We can expect him to make quite of few trips to Iowa and New Hampshire over the next couple years.  But Montana?  Montana’s 3 electoral votes have gone to the Republican candidate in each presidential election since 1952 when General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, except 1964 and 1992. President Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Montana by over 20%.

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Posted: February 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Cartoons, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Protesters greet Booker, out of county Dems at Dirty Doherty Fundraiser

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Belmar residents protesting the corrupt practices of Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty’s administration of local government were out in force last evening to greet Senator Cory Booker and other Democrats from throughout New Jersey who descended upon the Dirty Doherty home to raise funds for Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal’s quest to turn Monmouth County into Esssex, Hudson and Union counties.

Gopal greeted Booker with a warm embrace when the former Newark Mayor exited the black SUV that drove through the picket line to enter the Doherty estate.

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Posted: August 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Mike Doherty, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Hillary Clinton VP pick is Tim Kaine, leaving behind N.J. Sen. Cory Booker

assetContentCLEVELAND — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday night chose Tim Kaine as her running mate, bypassing U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and two Hispanic members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Clinton, who next week will become the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Report: Pallone is holding up animal safety measure over grudge with Booker

Pallone njtv senate debateCongressman Frank Pallone is holding up the passage of a legislation that would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by objecting to language inserted in the Senate version of the bill by Senator Cory Booker that would restrict the use of animals in testing the health risks of chemicals, according to a report today on Politico.

Pallone’s resistance to the language surprised many on the Hill because he has traditionally been a reliable supporter of animal safety legislation. 39 House Democrats wrote to Pallone on Friday asking him to accept the Senate version of the animal safety which he is currently holding up in a conference committee.  A copy of the letter to Pallone from his colleagues can be downloaded here.

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Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Report: Pallone is holding up animal safety measure over grudge with Booker

Former Asbury Park Mayor Considering Gubernatorial Run

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Former Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson is “seriously thinking about” running for governor in 2017, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.

“I know a little about raising cities from the dead, and I know about staring down Hurricane Sandy,” said Johnson, who runs his own private consulting firm. “There are no greater troubled waters than our state right now. Whether it’s Democratic or Republican it just keeps going.Everything I’ve done, people said ‘you can’t do that,’ and we did it. People now say the state is too far gone, too broken, it can’t be fixed. I think it can be. I’m not saying I’ve made a final decision. It would be a wildcat, barn-burner election, no question, but the people must regain control of this state.”

Johnson stared down Hurricane Sandy by hosting New Jersey Democratic leaders at a pre-election rally on October 28, 2012.    Senator Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, then mayor of Newark, former Governor Dick Codey, Congressman Frank Pallone and state Senator Barbara Buono joined Johnson and Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal in a rally for Menendez and President Obama while the rest of New Jersey was preparing for the worst and  praying to be spared by the troubled waters of Sandy.

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Posted: September 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Asbury Park Mayor Considering Gubernatorial Run

Booker meets with Jews over Iran deal

BookerCoryAE_300_200_90Livingston and Newark events focus on ‘U.S. and Israel security’ Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) assured Jewish leaders “I made the decision which I believe most insures the safety United States and those who love Israel as well.” Photos by Robert Wiener Mark Levenson, chair of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations, said “we are concerned… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Iraq | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Booker meets with Jews over Iran deal

N.J. lawmakers: Give homeowners 3 more months for Sandy claims

assetContent (56)WASHINGTON — The New Jersey congressional delegation is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend until Dec. 15 its deadline for receiving requests from Hurricane Sandy homeowners to reconsider their damage claims. The lawmakers, in a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, sought another three months to give all homeowners enough time to contact the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Chris Smith, Cory Booker, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers: Give homeowners 3 more months for Sandy claims

Highlands Couple Represents Sandy Victims Cheated By Flood Insurance Adjusters

Kerry and Jamie GowanKerry and Jamie Gowan of Highlands appeared in Hoboken today with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker as the legislators announced the reopening of thousands of flood insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy.

Kerry spoke to the gathered press about her family’s ordeal swimming from their home on October 29, 2012, and the nightmare that has multiplied since.  She said her flood insurance claim paid about half of what the family was due.

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Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, NJTV, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Couple Represents Sandy Victims Cheated By Flood Insurance Adjusters

FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim

IMG_3871 (640x427)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by Superstorm Sandy victims. The review will involve approximately 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action to 2,200 that are currently in litigation. The announcement comes following allegations of fraud involving the way some insurance companies… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim