CLEVELAND — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday night chose Tim Kaine as her running mate, bypassing U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and two Hispanic members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Clinton, who next week will become the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 23rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, Senator Cory Booker, Tim Kane | 3 Comments »
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee announce moments ago via twitter that Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be his vice presidential running mate.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Governor Mike Pence | Comments Off on It’s Official: Trump Chooses Pence as VP nominee
Just in time to suppress voter turnout in the California and New Jersey primaries, the main news feed of the main stream media, the Associated Press, declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democrat nomination for president.
Clinton was expected to lockup the nomination with pledged delegates when the results of the New Jersey primary are declared this evening. Hillary leads the polls in New Jersey by a substantial margin.
Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are locked in a hot contest in California, with Clinton’s narrow lead within the margin of error.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Associated Press, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, June 7 New Jersey primary | 3 Comments »
LAWRENCE TWP. — For at least a bit, the focus of Donald Trump’s first campaign visit to New Jersey wasn’t on Donald Trump. Unlike his usual free rallies, admission to Trump’s event Thursday night at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory was $200 (and $25 for students). Proceeds went to help Gov. Chris Christie, pay off the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | 2 Comments »
By Alan J. Steinberg
I have had a rather poor prediction record in this year’s presidential primaries, as I vastly underrated Donald Trump’s appeal. I remain intrepid, however, so the following is my initial Electoral College 2016 projection.
In order to be elected president, a candidate must win states giving him or her a total of at least 270 electoral votes. I believe that Donald Trump will carry all the states won by Mitt Romney in 2012, giving him a base of 206 electoral votes.
I classify seven of the states won by Barack Obama in 2012 as swing states in 2016. These states are the three double digit electoral vote states of Florida (29 electoral votes), Ohio (18), and Pennsylvania (20), and the four single digit electoral vote states of New Hampshire (4), Iowa (6), Colorado (9), and Nevada (6), for a total of 92 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton is likely to carry all the other states won by Obama in 2012, giving her a base of 240 electoral votes.admin | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Alan Steinberg, Opinion | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Alan J Steinberg, Analysis, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Opinion, Road to the White House 2016 | 4 Comments »
WASHINGTON — Veteran New Jersey Republican fundraiser and financier Lewis Eisenberg will lead a joint effort to bring in campaign funds for businessman Donald Trump’s presidential run, the Republican National Committee, and several state parties, including New Jersey. The Trump campaign and the RNC made the announcement Tuesday night. “Donald Trump knows the importance of keeping… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Lewis Eisenberg, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Rumson financier to head Trump-Republican fundraising committee
HAZLET — On the last day for residents in New Jersey to register to vote in the June 7 primary, Chelsea Clinton made two stops along the Jersey Shore to campaign on behalf of her mother, Hillary. At events in Long Branch and Hazlet, Chelsea Clinton touted her mother’s record as a “change-maker” and her ability… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Airport Plaza, Chelsea Clinton, Hazlet, Hillary Clinton, Long Branch | Comments Off on Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Monmouth County, supports her mother
Cruz Zigged While the GOP Electorate Zagged
By Patrick Murray
The Cruz campaign’s attempt to coalesce the #NeverTrump movement around their candidate #NeverHappened. In hindsight, the attempt to position him as the establishment alternative may not have been the wisest move.
Ted Cruz entered the 2016 presidential race with a reputation as the Senate Republican conference’s enfant terrible. He ended his campaign as the establishment’s last hope to deny Donald Trump the party’s nomination. The problem is that GOP voters’ desire for a political outsider intensified just as he was making this pivot.
Exit polls conducted by the national media’s National Election Pool asked voters in 24 different contests this year whether the next president should have experience in politics or be from outside the political establishment.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Monmouth Poll, Patrick Murray, Ted Cruz | 2 Comments »
WASHINGTON — To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast. It’s still possible for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. His path is narrow and perilous. But it’s plausible and starts with a big victory Tuesday in his home… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Republican Nation Convention 2016 | Tags: 1237, 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Republican Nation Convention | Comments Off on Forget what you’ve heard: Here’s how Trump can lock up GOP nomination before convention