Jack Chat: Foolish Fulton needs to step down

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Ciattarelli: The Governor is Wrong on Borrowing

Jack Ciattarelli

By Jack Ciattarelli

Democratic Legislative leadership has announced they are backing Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow billions to balance New Jersey’s state budget. 

The Governor and Democrats are wrong for advancing this unprecedented scheme. There is no immediate need to borrow. The state’s Fiscal Year 2020, which ends September 30th, is balanced and includes a $500+ million surplus. Contrary to what the Governor claims, we are not running out of cash nor are we in danger of not being able to pay our bills. Why are we rushing to incur tremendous debt? 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Text messaging was Sue Fulton’s safety plan for reopening MVC

By Art Gallagher

Shaun Golden, Jack Ciattarelli, Jon Bramnik and Doug Steinhardt have all been too hard on MVC Commissioner Sue Fulton for her lack of planning to safely reopen New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission facilities.

The Republicans, each a potential gubernatorial candidate against Prince Philip Dunton Murphy next year, have been relentless this week in their criticism of MVC’s reopening to long lines in the heat and humidity, lack of social distancing, fights, and drivers camping overnight to get their cars registered and licenses renewed or issued.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, MVC, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ciattarelli blasts Murphy for MVC fiasco. Calls for Fulton to be fired

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, the first Republican to declare as a candidate for Governor next year issued a scathing assessment of the Murphy Administration’s reopening of Motor Vehicle Commission facilities and called for Governor Murphy to fire Commissioner Sue Fulton.

The following is Ciattarelli’s ‘Jack Chat’ are prepared for delivery:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, MVC, New Jersey, NJ MVC, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Jack Ciattarelli Statement on George Floyd

Jack Ciattarelli

By Jack Ciattarelli

Six weeks ago, an unarmed man was needlessly confronted and then killed in Georgia. Last week, a New York City woman became unhinged and reckless in the presence of a harmless man. And this week, America witnessed the murder of a helpless George Floyd. The victims, all black, were our fellow Americans. Fellow citizens who deserved “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

What is happening to us? The passage of time is supposed to make us more tolerant, more respectful, more accepting, more civil, less ignorant. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Jack Ciattarelli | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Ciattarelli invites former and potential opponents to his campaign kickoff

Kim Guadagno and Jack Ciattarelli at the 2017 GOP nominating convention

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is apparently looking to clear his path to the 2021 Republican gubernatorial nomination by inviting his past and potential political opponents to attend his campaign kickoff.

Ciattarelli, who lost the GOP gubernatorial primary to former Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno in 2017, will ceremonially announce his candidacy at his high school alma matter in Raritan on January 21, according to a NewJerseyGlobe report.  He told the Associated Press that he was running last February and has been a frequent guest at GOP events throughout New Jersey ever since.

MMM has learned that the candidate has personally invited Guadagno, as well and NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County GOP Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden, and former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin to attend the event.

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Posted: January 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Bramnick for Governor?

By Art Gallagher

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, “top contender for governor” Jon Bramnick and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone on the Walk to Washington train last winter.

The pre-primary of the 2021 GOP nomination for NJ Governor got a lot more interesting this morning.

In a Star Ledger Friendly Fire interview with Democrat strategist Julie Roginsky and Republican strategist Mike DuHaime that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick shared on facebook, DuHaime declared Bramnick to be a “top contender for governor after a strong 2019.”

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Posted: December 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

RIP Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg, Jr, 32, was found deceased in his Lakehurst home this morning, according to an Ocean County law enforcement source.

Rosenberg was a well respected Republican political operative who started working on campaigns while a college student at Rutgers in 2004. Most recently he re-joined the Chris Russell Consulting firm after managing the GOP gubernatorial primary campaign of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.

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Posted: June 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RIP Rick Rosenberg

Golden’s Touch: The magic power of “the line” is a myth

Photo by Marielanina LaRosa

Many pundits are explaining away Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’s victory in the NJ GOP gubernatorial primary to the power of “the line” — the party organization’s column on the ballot, particularly in Monmouth and Ocean Counties where Guadagno earned 20,106 of her 37,712 vote margin of victory.

InsiderNJ pointed out this morning that Guadagno had the line in counties accounting for 46.4% of the average GOP vote share.  She won 46.8% of the vote.  Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli had the line in counties with 31.2% of the vote.  He earned 31.1% of the vote.

The implication is that a candidate is endorsed by a county political party is a shoe-in. Primary voters will magically show up on election day and vote down the line.

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Posted: June 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Golden’s Touch: The magic power of “the line” is a myth

Kim Guadagno is New Jersey’s Best Hope To Defeat Phil Murphy

By Art Gallagher

I’m voting for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in the Republican Primary tomorrow because I’m convinced she’s the only candidate in the field who can defeat former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the likely Democrat nominee, in November and prevent the return of unbridled government spending and taxation that will occur if Democrats regain control of the State Executive branch.

Guadagno’s primary campaign has been brilliant in its simplicity. She has deftly managed to put distance between herself and Governor Chris Christie while keeping her eye on the prize….winning the gubernatorial nomination.  Kim has demonstrated that she knows that she is out to win an election, not to sell investors on a business plan. She’s presented herself as likeable, relatable and wanting to make New Jersey “Better.” Her appeal is emotional, not cerebral.

The most likeable candidate is going to win in November. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »