Will New Jersey Oust Scott Garrett?
Scott Garrett, the solidly conservative Congressman from New Jersey may be on the verge of getting a raw deal thanks to a bipartisan redistricting commission in New Jersey. Garrett could be the one Republican thrown into a district with a Democrat. Some background is here. This is unfortunate because his district is starkly different from the rest of the state. He’s got small and mid-sized | Read More »
Chris Christie’s Time to Run
Let me put an editorial note here that this is not in any way, shape, or form an endorsement of Chris Christie. It is, rather, my assessment of his chances for the Presidency should he choose to pass on 2012. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, claims he has no intention of running for president in 2012. I believe that 2012 is the only | Read More »
I Sure Hope Rita Wilson Isn’t A Math Teacher
RealClearPolitics has a video circulating of an exchange between Governor Chris Christie and Rita Wilson, a school teacher in the Rutherford School District. The teacher demands more salary, telling Christie, “if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.” Christie told her that teachers go into teaching knowing the salary. | Read More »
The First Campaign Ad is Dropped
We’re going to see a lot of these.
The Love Affair is Over: In 2008 Independents Proved They Weren’t Racist by Voting Obama. In 2009, Independents Vote GOP to Prove They Aren’t Socialist.
New York’s 23rd Congressional District is, at this writing, too close to call, but it looks like the GOP Establishment’s candidate helped throw the race to the Democrat after the GOP spent $900,000.00 on her. That said, the Democrat’s lead keeps shrinking and there are 10,000 absentee ballots to count. We know for certain that if we combined the Republican and Conservative votes, that team | Read More »
CHRIS CHRISTIE WINS
According to the Politico, Chris Christie is the winner of the New Jersey Governor’s race.
It’s going to be late before we know anything about Harmer in CA-10. As for the rest, it looks like the love affair is over. In 2008, the American public voted for Barack Obama to prove they weren’t racist and in 2010 the same public is voting for Republicans to prove they aren’t socialist. For the 2nd time in history, the GOP swept Virginia’s statewide | Read More »
On New Jersey Exiting Polling
From a pollster friend: I’m sensing the NJ exits maybe skewed to Dems…they had Health care at 18%, most important issue. Economy was #1 at 31% and property taxes 2 at 25%. Corruption was at 20%. Property taxes was always the #1 issue in everyone’s statewide. UPDATE: North New Jersey Democrats are beginning to fret that Corzine did not pick up enough support in the | Read More »
On the Ground
I’m hearing across the board that things are looking good. It’s early, obviously, but in sampling Democrat and Republican precincts, the GOP precincts are seeing higher turn out that the Democrat precincts in key areas. That suggests GOP enthusiasm is much higher. Notable too, the Democrats are already pushing out their talking points on how Corzine and Deeds losses do not reflect on Barack Obama. | Read More »
Fraud or Suppression
Josh Marshall says the GOP is going to fire up the vote fraud stories. Of course, Josh Marshall already has logged into the TPM queue mass stories of voter suppression that he will blame on the GOP. Because, you know, the GOP always suppresses black turn out, but ACORN never commits fraud. And we know that given what is happening on the ground right now, | Read More »
Remember This Data
The Obama administration and the media are together going to downplay today’s electoral victories for the GOP. They will, to the mainstream media, not be relevant to or any sign of a rebuke against Barack Obama and his far left agenda. In fact, the media is already beginning the narrative that we cannot see today as a referendum on Barack Obama. Consider these facts: New | Read More »
Democrats Begin Eating Their Own
It was only a matter of time before it started. The Democrats are beginning to turn on each other as their poll numbers sink and Republicans’ numbers start to rise. John Adler (D, NJ) says the healthcare legislation is bad for America. And he doesn’t care whether there’s a public option in it or not. The Weekly Standard notes “The bill that’s coming through the | Read More »