Watch the Republican Gubernatorial Debate, 8PM

Friendly rivals? Lt Gov Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

The final televised debate of the 2017 NJ Republican Gubernatorial primary campaign will take place this evening, 8PM at NJTV’s studio in Newark.  The debate can be view here via YouTube, courtesy of NJTV and NJSpotlight.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli are vying for the GOP nomination to replace Governor Chris Christie as the chief executive of New Jersey’s state government and as the titular head of the NJ GOP.  NJTV’s Michael Aron will moderate the debate.  David Cruz, NJTV’s statehouse reporter and John Mooney, CEO and Founding Editor of NJSpotlight will question the candidates.

The Democrat candidates for Governor held both of their televised last week.

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Four Feisty GOP Foes Battle for Chance to Challenge Booker

Four Feisty GOP Foes Battle for Chance to Challenge Booker (via NJSpotlight)

As rising political star Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) prepares for an uncontested primary, the four Republicans auditioning to oppose him remain far from the spotlight. They are not complete unknowns. One was prominent in politics long ago. Two have been…

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Posted: May 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The other GOP candidate for governor

seth-grossman2-300x185By Seth Grossman

Gov. Christie is not yet running for reelection against state Sen. Barbara Buono (D., Middlesex). He is not officially the Republican party nominee until he defeats his GOP opponent in the June 4 primary election. That opponent is me.

With such a small percentage of voters taking part in primary elections, one vote carries more weight than in November general elections. That’s why primary challenges terrify the insiders who dominate the Democratic and Republican parties with big campaign contributions.

I am running for governor against Christie because I am far more qualified to shrink the size and cost of government, to cut taxes, business, and insurance costs, and to rebuild the New Jersey economy.

Growing up in Atlantic City, I heard stories of how the town thrived during the Depression because people who lost their jobs started new businesses. They never could have been successful if they were burdened with all the regulations and need for lawyers, consultants, permits, and political “access” that are par for the course for starting a business today.

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Atlantic City Conservative Attorney Will Challenge Christie In GOP Primary

PicassoDonQuixoteSanchoAtlantic City Attorney Seth Grossman will kick off his campaign to deny Chris Christie the GOP nomination for governor this morning outside the Revel Casino and in Newark across from Red Bull Stadium this afternoon.

The former Atlantic County freeholder and Atlantic City councilman who was arrested with Steve Lonegan for trespassing outside of one of Governor Jon Corzine’s Town Hall meetings in 2008 wants the State to refuse to pay bonds that were not approved by the voters and to cap public pensions at $50,000 per year per retiree. He says New Jersey is in the same mess it was in three years ago when Christie took office, but now its a bi-partisan mess, not just a Democratic mess now.

Grossman told MMM that he has raised $5,000 for his endeavor thus far.  He hopes to raise $15,000 by the end of this week to open an office.  If he can raise another $45,000 by the end of February, he hopes to hire a campaign manager and appeal to national conservatives to who are upset with how Christie embraced President Obama after Superstorm Sandy for the rest of the $388,000 he will need to qualify for State matching funds for the primary.

In a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released this morning, 64% of New Jersey voters, including 87% of Republicans, say that Christie deserves to be reelected.  The Governor has raised well over $2 million for his reelection campaign and will not take State matching funds for the primary.  Christie will not be in New Jersey for Grossman’s announcement.  He is in California for a fundraising tour including an event at the home of facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

 

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Posted: February 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Atlantic City Conservative Attorney Will Challenge Christie In GOP Primary