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  • By the way, Fort Lee voted for Christie (traffic jam punished his own voters)

    01/11/2014 11:55:20 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 24 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1-10-14 | David Freddoso
    [Christie appointee David Wildstein] had told someone (in writing) not to worry about the children that the resulting traffic jams were keeping away from school, “They are the children of Buono voters.” Well, turns out he was probably wrong....
  • After 23 years, a Republican takes over as mayor in struggling Atlantic City

    01/01/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies AP ^ | January 1, 2014
    Don Guardian was sworn in to office today, becoming the first Republican to lead the city in 23 years.
  • Election Day 2013 - What We Learned

    11/06/2013 11:39:19 AM PST · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 7 replies
    Seedless Wry ^ | 11/6/2013 | Marc Gindin
    If we learned one thing from Election Day 2013, it's that we learned nothing at all. The most-watched races of the day left in their wake a myriad of mixed messages and differing priorities that demonstrate no clear trend and no unified direction driving America forward.
  • Despite Easy Win, Christie Still at War With GOP Base

    11/06/2013 7:56:19 AM PST · by statestreet · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | John Gizzi
    By winning Tuesday night in a landslide election for his second term as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie moved so far to the left, it may be difficult for him to win the Republican nomination for president come 2016. The GOP governor won in one of the bluest states, where President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney by 18 points in 2012. To win, Christie had to morph close to not only blue-state values and views, but become close to Obama himself — and he did just that.
  • Some reflections on the Virginia and New Jersey elections

    11/06/2013 6:37:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2013 | MICHAEL BARONE
    1. The Obamacare rollout fiasco and Obama's lies hurt Democrats. You only have to look at Democrat Terry McAuliffe's narrow 48 percent to 46 percent margin in Virginia to see that. McAuliffe outspent Republican Ken Cuccinelli by a wide margin (as much as 10-to-1, some bloggers suggested) and was leading 46 percent to 37 percent in the last days of October in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls on Oct. 31. In Virginia, the state that voted closest to the national average in the last two presidential elections, McAuliffe ended up with 48 percent, 3 percentage points behind...
  • Lonegan: National Senate Committee Kept Campaign Contributions

    10/26/2013 5:30:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Republican Steve Lonegan is blasting fellow party members for not giving him enough financial support in his failed Senate bid against Newark Mayor Cory Booker. He continued, "The National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job it is to elect Republicans, actually sent out an e mail that asked people to send money to the campaign," adding, "But they kept every penny. And now I’m left holding the bag."
  • Christie Drops Opposition to Sodomite "Marriage" - Now legal in New Jersey

    10/21/2013 2:30:57 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 58 replies ^ | October 1, 2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday withdrew legal opposition to gay marriage, making same-sex nuptials the law in the state. The move makes New Jersey the 14th state in the nation to legalize gay marriage. On Friday, the state Supreme Court refused to delay a lower-court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages. On Monday morning, Christie said in a statement that he ordered an appeal dropped. "Chief Justice Rabner left no ambiguity about the unanimous court's view on the ultimate decision in this matter when he wrote, 'same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally...
  • Chris Christie drops appeal of NJ state court ruling authorizing gay marriage

    10/21/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m a little surprised, even though he’s undoubtedly correct that the appeal was doomed. The New Jersey Supreme Court all but legalized gay marriage in its provisional ruling on Friday; a final ruling next year upholding that judgment was a fait accompli.But as we spent the last three weeks discovering, the fact that a fight is obviously unwinnable and possibly self-defeating from the start is no excuse not to undertake it. Gov. Chris Christie announced today that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey by withdrawing his his appeal of a major case that was being...
  • Booker wins U.S. Senate seat

    10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by stonewall_jackson215 · 52 replies ^ | 10/17/13 | Jonathan Tamari
    Booker, 44, will become the Senate's seventh youngest member, and its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected. Even before winning the race, he was widely seen as a potential vice presidential contender as soon as 2016, though his credentials took a hit when the race turned out far closer than many expected. With nearly all of the vote counted, Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by about 10 percentage points - a convincing margin in most races, but much smaller than many had predicted for a rising star facing an underfunded opponent with views out...
  • AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan

    10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 217 replies ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes
    The Associated Press has declared Newark Mayor Cory Booker the winner in Wednesday's special U.S. Senate election. Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Tea Party Republican, to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term. Although the race was close early on, Democrats were quick to declare Booker the winner. Only 40 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m., the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was declaring victory. A short time later, state Sen. Barbara Buono, who is running against Governor Christie in the Nov. 5 election, offered her congratulations to Booker.
  • Election Results Thread NJ Special Election (Lonegan v Booker)

    10/16/2013 5:28:10 PM PDT · by parksstp · 43 replies ^ | 2013-10-16 |
    Follow the real time Election Returns. My guess is Booker wins by about 10%. It is NJ, after all. If Lonegan pulls this off, will be a significant upset.

    10/16/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 363 replies
    Good morning Free Republic and good morning to the GREAT STATE of NEW JERSEY! Get up and go to you polling place!! VOTE FOR STEVE LONEGAN TODAY!! And with that -- I am off to do my civic duty and to make America proud!! (hope this isn't a repeat thread!)
  • Heavy Campaigning For Booker, Lonegan Day Before N.J. Senate Vote

    10/15/2013 5:03:35 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 8 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New Jersey U.S. Senate race was in a fight to the finish Tuesday, a day before voters were set to head to the polls in a special election. As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, Democrat Cory Booker is hitting the Democrat-favoring communities of Belleville, New Brunswick, Hoboken and Newark, where he is mayor. Republican Steve Lonegan is campaigning Tuesday in Basking Ridge, Flemington, Belvidere, Morristown and Middletown — all places where Republicans usually get the most votes. He’s also stopping in Jersey City. Lonegan also received the endorsement of former Jersey City Acting Mayor Joe...
  • President Obama encourages New Jersey residents to vote for Cory Booker (instead of Steve Lonegan)

    10/15/2013 4:32:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/15/13 | Adam Edelman
    President Obama is reminding New Jersey voters to vote for Cory Booker in the state’s special Senate election Wednesday. Just one day before the election Obama appeared in a video for the Booker campaign encouraging New Jersey residents to support the popular Democratic Newark mayor. “Voters in New Jersey have the opportunity to vote for a leader with uncommon character, Cory Booker,” Obama said in the video.
  • Vote Lonegan for US Senate this Wednesday October 16th in New Jersey, GOTV

    10/14/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | October 14, 2013 | steelers6
    Steve Lonegan has dedicated his time in public life to fighting for New Jersey taxpayers. When he became mayor of Bogota, NJ in 1996, Lonegan immediately cut municipal spending, eliminated wasteful and duplicative services, privatized some functions and instituted a more cost-efficient, user-friendly government. As a result, Bogota’s municipal spending remained constant for the entire 12 years of Steve’s tenure. He also kept debt and tax increases far below inflation despite massive state mandates and aid reductions to suburban towns like Bogota. Thanks to Steve’s strong, conservative leadership, Republicans kept council control for 11 straight elections, and Steve was reelected...
  • Obama cuts Booker ad as lead shrinks

    10/14/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2013 | Justin Sink
    VIDEO ad: President Obama: Vote for Cory President Obama looked to shore up last-minute support for Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a new Web ad hailing the Democratic Senate candidate as the antidote to "the shutdown politics we've seen in Washington." The release of the video comes after a new poll showed Booker's lead tightening with just two days to go before the special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). According to a Monmouth University survey, Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan 52-42 percent, down three points from two weeks ago. The ad also comes after a weekend that...
  • Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark

    10/14/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 33 replies
    As Cory Booker looks set to win the junior Senate seat in New Jersey Wednesday, his supposed neighbors in Newark say Mayor Booker doesn’t live in the Gateway City. Multiple residents of Newark told The Daily Caller that the longtime mayor doesn’t live at any of the addresses he has claimed as home. The mayor is believed to live in New York even though he is registered to run for New Jersey’s special senate election. Booker, who filed to run for the U.S. Senate from a B.O. Box in Newark, is registered to vote at 435 Hawthorne Avenue but his...
  • Steve Lonegan Has a Real Chance to Win

    10/14/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 10/14/13 | James Simpson
    There is a real battle going on in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie set an early date of October 16 for a special election to fill the Senate seat of recently deceased Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). The advantage rests with Democratic Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker. The Republican is Steve Lonegan, businessman and former mayor of Bogota, NJ. Christie endorsed Lonegan. Better than nothing, I guess. Booker, who has seen both unemployment and crime skyrocket during his administration, has the left fawning all over him nationwide because he is well-spoken, clean cut and black. Remind you of anyone? He is...
  • Poll: New Jersey Senate race tightens

    10/14/2013 6:15:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 10/14/13 | Tal Kopan
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker still holds a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger in the New Jersey Senate race, a new poll shows, but his lead continues to shrink with the election two days away. Booker leads Steve Lonegan by 10 points, 52 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters in a poll out Monday from Monmouth University. Continue Reading A separate poll last week had Booker up by 12, two weeks ago Monmouth had him up by 13 and over the summer by 16. In August, polls had Booker’s lead topping 24 percent. The poll also found Booker’s favorability...
  • Cory's Booker of Lies

    10/08/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2013 | Stella Paul
    A few chapters back in the Cory Booker story, the dashing young mayor of Newark, New Jersey was actually dashing into a burning building to save a helpless woman. Now here we are, a few plot twists later, and Cory Booker's halo is looking kind of mucky. Take those flirty tweets he sent to an impressively tattooed stripper... Did the public react to this naughty news with prudish gasps of disgust? Nope. Instead, cynics, who were getting used to Booker's antics, pointed out he may have deployed those tweets to scotch rumors of certain other.... proclivities. Now, really, tell me....
  • Steve Lonegan for Senate

    10/07/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by statestreet · 7 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 7, 2013 | New York Sun Editorial
    It’s going to be illuminating to see whether there is any backlash in New Jersey against news that Mayor Bloomberg of New York is scrambling to put an emergency $1 million into the floundering campaign of Mayor Cory Booker to succeed Senator Lautenberg. This news was injected Sunday by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times into a dispatch that ran on page one under the headline “Anxious Allies Aiding Booker In Senate Bid.” Mr. Bloomberg tried something similar in Colorado the other day, and Rocky Mountain voters promptly cashiered his two candidates out of the state’s Senate.
  • Cory Booker Leads Steve Lonegan by 12 Points in NJ Senate Poll

    09/24/2013 5:00:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NBC New York ^ | September 24, 2013
    A poll on the race to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker 12 points ahead of conservative underdog Steve Lonegan with two weeks to go until the special election.
  • Is Cory Booker breaking the law? You decide (New Jersey)

    09/23/2013 2:46:50 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies ^ | 09/20/2013 | Paul Mulshine
    At his press conference Wednesday outside Cory Booker's old law firm, Steve Lonegan charged that the Newark mayor violated the law by accepting payments from the firm while it has contracts with subdivisions of city government. For his part, Booker has always insisted that he terminated his relationship with his old firm when he became mayor and that therefore there is no conflict of interest. An excerpt from David Giambusso's article: The Booker campaign recently shared the Newark mayor's tax returns with reporters and it was revealed that Booker made $688,500 from the firm while he was mayor. Meanwhile, the...
  • Cory Booker Came Around on Gays in College

    08/27/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/10/13 | Joe Coscarelli
    Newark mayor and Twitter addict Cory Booker, now an aspiring senator, has officially entered the "answer for everything he's ever done" phase of his career. The school paper at Stanford, where Booker played football, along with Buzzfeed, dug up a 1992 op-ed column in which Booker confronts his homophobia. In his "tolerance stage," Booker wrote, "I stopped telling my gay jokes. Fags, flamers and dykes became homosexuals and people of differing sexual orientation and, of course, I had my gay friend." But: "I was disgusted by gays. The thought of two men kissing each other was about as appealing as...
  • Uh Oh: Christie’s Enormous Lead over Buono Isn’t So Enormous Anymore (conservatives staying home?)

    08/21/2013 8:33:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 8/21/13 | Daniel Doherty
    I know, I know -- he’s still winning by 20 percentage points. But still: Gov. Chris Christie's lead in his race for re-election is shrinking, according to a new poll. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll, released today, shows Christie still leads Democratic challenger Barbara Buono 56 to 36 percent among likely voters — a 20-point advantage. But that's a 10-point drop from Monmouth's last poll in June. Still, Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said it won't be enough for Buono to win. "The trend suggests that New Jersey Democrats are coming back home," Murray said....
  • Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat

    06/04/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2013 | Angela Delli Santi
    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them but also preserves Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot. The move means the state will have two statewide elections less than three weeks apart, a rare occurrence that's already drawing criticism. At a news conference, Christie didn't answer the big question of whom he'll appoint to the seat in the meantime, but he said he has a list of possibilities....
  • Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat(Christie votes Present)

    06/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 6-4-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    He just held a news conference. He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13. He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then. Video when available. I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so hopefully readers can add local color in the comments. Christie splits baby: D's get speedy special elex (could have waited 18 mo),GOP likely gets placeholder Sen & no Booker on ballot in Nov — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 4, 2013 Christie's decision is all about...
  • Chris Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement

    06/04/2013 11:34:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Tuesday for a special election later this year to decide who will fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, though he did not say whom he might appoint in the interim. The Republican governor, during a press conference in Trenton, said he wants to make sure New Jersey voters have a "voice and a choice" He set the primary for Aug. 13 and the general election for Oct. 16. The announcement ended some -- but not all -- of the speculation about Christie's handling of the open seat. Lautenberg, a Democrat and...
  • Chris Christie’s First Test: Whom he picks to replace Lautenberg will speak volumes.

    06/04/2013 7:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2013 | Daniel Foster
    The death, at age 89, of Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg has put a wrinkle in the reelection plans of New Jersey governor Chris Christie. The cantankerous Republican enjoys high approval ratings and a chasmic lead over Barbara Buono, a Democratic rival so weak that former governor Brendan Byrne, now the Garden State’s Democratic elder statesman, has hinted she should think about dropping out. But the need to appoint an interim replacement for Lautenberg, and to schedule a special election to fill out his term through 2014, has created a pair of new challenges. First, does Christie hold the special election...
  • Christie Faces Tricky Task In Filling N.J. Seat

    06/03/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s options for appointing a replacement for the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg include Tom Kean Jr., minority leader of the state senate and son of the former governor.
  • Chris Christie's Lautenberg Dilemma Is 2013-as-2016 All Over Again

    06/03/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 72 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 3, 2013 | ELSPETH REEVE
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can name a successor for Frank Lautenberg, who died at the age of 89 on Monday, becoming the 299th Senator to pass away in office. But it's yet another moment when what's good for Christie in 2013 might not be good for him in 2016. Christie, after all, is a Republican running a state that voted for President Obama by almost 18 points. "Replacing a Democrat with a Democrat and then saying the voters should decide what happens next in November would no doubt be very well-received by Democrats and moderates," The Washington Post's Sean...
  • Vanity - If Menendez is removed or quits, whom will Christie appoint to replace him

    01/31/2013 6:53:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    If Menendez quits or is removed by the US Senate, I honestly do not think he can hold out and it is very likely Christie will win a second term, whom will Christie appoint to replace him? What are the laws in NJ regarding replacement for the US Senate?
  • Codey opts out of running against Christie

    01/25/2013 4:51:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Phiadelphia Inquirer ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013, 7:08 PM | Joelle Farrell
    State Sen. Richard J. Codey would rather focus on his family-owned funeral business than run in November against Gov. Christie, the Essex County Democrat said Friday. Despite weeks of speculation and a trip to Washington to woo big donors, Codey decided to scrap a campaign after his youngest son, Chris, said he would like to go into the family business and asked Codey to forgo the gubernatorial race. … With less than nine months before the election, Democrats have yet to rally around a gubernatorial candidate. Christie, meanwhile, becomes ever more the juggernaut: The Republican has raised more than $2...