[Insert Torricelli-themed pun involving Corzine rumor here.]
RedState colleague Mark Impomeni reports that New Jersey Democrats may be contemplating putting the Torch to Corzine’s campaign: It could be déjà vu all over again in New Jersey, as rumors percolate that Democrats may force incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine off the November ballot if his poll numbers do not improve quickly. Corzine, a former United States Senator and first-term governor, trails Republican challenger Christopher | Read More »
GOP Rising Tide ’09: It Came From the States
I have written before of the paramount importance of governors in providing leadership to the Republican Party and to our country. One my joys this year has been to work closely with Governors Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty in my role as Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association Executive Roundtable. My view is that we are poised to win the two gubernatorial races this year | Read More »
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Christie in Newark
Chris Christie and his running mate, Kim Guadagno, stopped in Newark’s tony Forest Hill neighborhood last night, a neighborhood historically bluer than my jeans. The crowd was a healthy mix of lifelong Democrats, including a fair amount of Obama supporters and voters, and party-line Republicans, but you wouldn’t know it from the way everyone meshed together and happily celebrated before, during, and after his speech. | Read More »
Update on Hudson County Democratic Party Organlegging Arrests.
Some details from the story (covered here and here): Yes, in fact: there was trafficking in human organs involved. At least one individual has been brought up on charges of attempting to sell a liver. The list of individuals and charges can be found here: we’re looking at conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering, and again, at least one charge in trafficking in human organs. | Read More »
NJ Gubernatorial polls.
The two new ones: Strategic Vision: Jim Geraghty reports that it’s 53-38 Christie over Corzine. Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey: 37/49 approval rating for Corzine: only 13% think that he’s accomplished anything. It looks like the President’s emergency visit to New Jersey accomplished little, if anything, to rescue Corzine from his slump. So is it over? No, or at least not yet: but… If you begin | Read More »
Jon Corzine (D-NJ) should just do an *actual* Reality TV show.
If he’s seriously considering Randal Pinkett (the guy from Season Four of The Apprentice, apparently) for his running mate, he might as well get a camera crew together and film Who Wants to be a Losing Candidate for Lt. Governor ? There’s money in Reality TV, as I understand. I also understand that he kind of needs money right now. More from Politicker NJ, including | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Jim Geraghty Division.
“I realize we’re in an era where politicians will do anything to win, but Jon Corzine probably ought to ask himself whether he wants to come through this process with any molecules of dignity intact.” The answer? Of course not. He’s got nowhere left to go. Moe Lane PS: Chris Christie for Governor. Contribute here. PPS: Since the adultery of a sitting governor is apparently | Read More »
The Corzine campaign and the GOP have something in common.
We both want to link the (for-now) Governor of New Jersey to the President. Admittedly, their reasons are not ours; but that’s why we have elections. And the White House is worried about this one, to the point that they brought in Corzine to discuss it with Rahm Emanuel: A senior Obama administration official familiar with the meeting said Emanuel did not express concern with | Read More »
Tickets on Sale Now for Congressional Democrats’ Beltway Show Trial
Hot on the heels of their taxpayers’ funded multi-trillion dollar production of Left Side Story – which featured the outré spectacle of enemy combatants being read their Miranda rights as American workers are being given pink slips – and after postponing its May debut, on June 25th Congressional Democrats are producing their self-satirizing revival of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Produced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, scripted | Read More »
Don’t waste a minute … Get on board with Christie in NJ
Promoted by Erick Now the primary is over and the votes are in, it’s time we all join together to throw Jon Corzine out of New Jersey for good. Mayor Steve Lonegan ran a hard fought race, brought in far more votes than the party leadership expected, and garnered support from an electorate that does not traditionally support staunchly conservative candidates. I’ve personally volunteered for | Read More »
Jon Corzine plays the Bush card. No, really.
It was apparently ‘George W Bush’ this and ‘George W Bush’ that in his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination tonight (in other words, he’s repeating his strategy from 2005, and Menendez’s from 2006). Which, as Jim Geraghty nicely (more nicely than he should have, maybe) notes, is interesting, given that Corzine currently polls below (36%) George W. Bush (41%). Heck, right now he’s polling | Read More »
Why This NJ Conservative is Voting for Christie
The GOP primary in NJ is coming up, and many of us here are just now making up our minds as to who our best and most conservative candidate for governor might be. If you listen to the commercials being run by Steve Lonegan, then you would have to conclude that Chris Christie is Karl Marx. If you listen to Christie’s commercials, you would think | Read More »
NJ-GOV: Keep the Money, Chris
New Jersey and Virginia elect governors this year, and Republicans stand a good chance of taking both. In the Garden State, the GOP likely has a very strong challenger in former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, if he makes it through the primary against former Mayor of Bogota (Bergen County), Steve Lonegan. Christie made his name putting corrupt Democratic politicians in jail, so the primary should | Read More »
Being Punched in the Gut by Governor Corzine Sure Feels Good!
Thank you Governor Corzine. We, the people of the state of New Jersey, do not pay nearly enough in taxes. Your proposed budget will rectify that long-standing error on the part of our one-party governing system. Having the highest property tax rates in the country wasn’t good enough. Thank you for eliminating our ability to claim those massive expenditures on our income tax. That is | Read More »
NJ-GOV: GOP Christie up 6 over Dem incumbent Corzine
This is one that we need to pay attention to. Republican Chris Christie is up 6, 42-46, over incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine. Save Jersey pulls the real highlights: On the day Chris Christie officially kicks off his campaign for Governor, his campaign is boosted by news of a poll that shows him as the strongest challenger to Governor Jon Corzine. While neither candidate breaks 50% | Read More »