I know that ‘Candidates swing away in final debate’ (NJ)…
…may make for an interesting headline; but I have a possibly more accurate one. Supporters face off An hour before the debate, crowds of Christie and Daggett supporters faced off in front of the studios, yelling taunts from opposite sides of the street and separated by cars. “Sinking ship! Sinking ship!” chanted the Daggett fans, a reference to Christie’s slippage in the polls. “We can’t | Read More »
Dems Desperate Here in NJ: Corzine Hiding behind Obama
The following appears on my Examiner.com page. You can find the original here. Jon “Speedy” Corzine, the failed governor of New Jersey, in a last ditch move to hold on to power, is trying to fool New Jersey voters into thinking Obama is on the ballot. Of course, it’s unclear as to why that would even be a good thing. President Obama has experienced the | Read More »
Why *did* Gov. Corzine fund Ferriero’s corruption for so long?
I mean, I know that the Governor’s rich, thanks to Goldman-Sachs – so donating a mere $440,000 or so to former Bergen County chair Joe Ferriero (and yet another convicted Democratic politician) over the years may have been a mere lark. A minor duty. He just did what they told him to. Still, you’d have thought that Corzine might have noticed all the dirty dealing | Read More »
(Via Hot Air) The Democrats in this Politico piece about former Gov. Palin and the VA/NJ races are spouting nonsense about her long term appeal*, of course – they’re aware as I am that she’s going to be very much in demand in Congressional races where the Democratic incumbent is holding down a seat in a district that McCain or Bush won. Of which there | Read More »
Alright people, it’s time to get to work for Chris Christie
I understand that for many conservatives, Chris Christie wasn’t the first choice for New Jersey Governor. I understand that a lot of people have problems with the fact that Christie used to be pro-choice, and has only recently converted to a pro-life stance. Doesn’t matter – if you live in New Jersey, do something – volunteer, donate, write a letter to the editor. If you | Read More »
Chris Christie needs a kick in the rear end
New Quinnipiac poll shows Christie up by only 4 over Corzine, half of his 8-point lead on September 1. I’ve been noticing many more negative ads from Corzine the past few weeks, and Christie’s response ads have basically been to the effect of, poor me, this is so unfair! Which, in turn, re-focuses attention on Corzine’s original attacks. Corzine, in other words, has set the tone for | Read More »
Poll Says Corruption Dooms Corzine’s Re-Election (Unless Enough Dead Folks Vote!)
My latest offering for Examiner.com. It can be also found on my site. According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, Republican Chris Christie has increased his lead over Governor Jon “Speedy” Corzine to 10 points. The poll now finds Christie with 47% and Corzine with 37%. This has to be disappointing to the Corzine campaign, who has spent much of the last month spinning tall tales | Read More »
[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 »