Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.
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Election Day in Virginia and New Jersey
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss election day in Virginia and New Jersey, what a Chris Christie victory means for 2016 and if Ken Cuccinelli can pull out a victory in the closing hours of the Virginia Governor’s race.
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If you can vote in the Princeton, NJ Council election, vote for @Fausta.
Every election is important: Democrat incumbents Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon face Republican challenger Fausta Rodriguez Wertz next week in a contest for two three-year-term seats on the Princeton Council. Fausta is a woman and blogger of excellent character and intelligence, long known to me; and she would make an excellent addition to the Princeton Council. If you can vote in that election, I urge | Read More »
… @CoryBooker has an imaginary friend called #T-Bone?
But there’s a picture of him, and everything! …Oh, Cory. I really am disappointed in the man; it’s such an easy error to avoid.
Gov. Chris Christie signs gay conversion therapy ban
Gov. Chris Christie signs gay conversion therapy ban New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. According to the Associated Press, in a signing note Christie said the health risks of trying to change a child’s sexual orientation outweigh concerns over the government setting limits on parental choice: Government should tread carefully into this area | Read More »
#Waywire: Cory Booker’s Ticket To Board The Torricelli Express
It was a little over 1 year ago, and Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ launched an IPO to fund his own brainchild; a social media aggregator entitled #Waywire. He felt that he could offer something brand new to the social media industry and speak for younger Americans of The Millennial Generation. His project started with a bang, but appears to be about to end with a thud. Mayor Booker has discovered what many before him have learned already. You can’t lie down with the dogs and not get infested with fleas.
Booker described his mission as a modernization. “Traditional media is controlled by a handful of companies with one destination and a specific point of view,” Booker said, “while [Millennials] have come of age expecting social media, user-generated voices, the open web and technology led media.” Techli.com wrote a glowing description of the initial success of his IPO.
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American Commitment Action Fund hits the Cory Booker charade
The Democrats’ candidates in the primary for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat aren’t the only ones releasing campaign ads. American Commitment Action Fund, a conservative SuperPAC, is launching a video which effectively throws cold water on the pretense of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Corey Senate Campaign’s claims of accomplishment. The new ad, made by RedState’s own Ben Howe, does so by showing the real | Read More »
Alieta Eck on Her Run for US Senate in New Jersey
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Dr. Alieta Eck to discuss her run for US Senate in New Jersey, how her status as a physician can help her in the healthcare debate, and how she can win this short sprint to the ballot box.
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Update on the NJ Senate special election.
Cory Booker makes it official that he’s running for NJ-SEN (special): he announced it today. Here’s the thing, though: so is Rep. Frank Pallone. For that matter, so is Rep. Rush Holt, but Holt’s brand of progressive is probably not envelopes-of-cash-under-the-table enough for the Democratic Senate primary. In other words: this is a two-man show, and Frank Pallone is going to startle a lot of | Read More »
Frank Lautenberg has passed.
He apparently has passed “due to complications from viral pneumonia.” He was 89 years old, and the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. RT @seanagnew: RIP, Technician Fifth Grade, Frank Lautenberg. 3185th Signal Service Battalion — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 3, 2013 Moe Lane (crosspost)
Sen. Robert Menendez a subject of grand jury investigation.
I do not see how this could possibly end badly for the …can we call him ‘embattled,’ yet? Yes, let’s! …embattled New Jersey Democrat*. A federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), examining his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, according to three people aware of the probe. Menendez has intervened in matters affecting | Read More »
New Jersey Democratic Mayor to… it’s too comprehensively fun to summarize, sorry.
It’s hard out there for a New Jersey Democrat: East Brunswick Mayor Dave Stahl will head to the Colonial Diner (located at 560 Route 18 N) [Tuesday] morning at 10:30 a.m. and announce his intention to (1) endorse Chris Christie AND (2) switch parties (3) AND run as a GOP candidate for State Senate this fall. That’s Buono’s seat. ‘Buono’ being ‘Christine [Barbara*] Buono,’ who | Read More »
Valentine’s Day Massacre? NJ Dems Take Aim At Gun Owners & Non-Union Construction Workers
This week, Wednesday and Thursday appear to shaping up to be an all-out assault on freedom in the State of New Jersey.
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Profiting on Disaster: NJ Senate Votes To Exclude Non-Union Construction Workers For Hurricane Sandy Work
A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers’ union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreements–to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction–passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13.
The Ironworkers’ union organizer who drafted the pro-union bill, Steven Sweeney, also happens to be the president of the New Jersey Senate and recently accused New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of “praying” for Hurricane Sandy to hit New Jersey.
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Bob Menendez’s illegal immigrant sex offender intern arrested.
The Associated Press, in this one particular case at least, gets right to the point: Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official | Read More »