Ocean County Commissioner Joe Vicari ended his gubernatorial on Friday, according to a report at New Jersey Globe.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 23rd, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Ocean County | Tags: 2021 gubernatorial race, Joe Vicari, New Jersey, NJGOP, Ocean County GOP | 4 Comments »
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Steinhardt today likened his principal competitor for the GOP nomination, Jack Ciattarelli, to Hunter Biden, because Ciattarelli had investments in Chinese companies in 2016.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Doug Steinhardt, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, NJGOP | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
The race for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey kicked off in December with dueling videos, social media posts, press releases and endorsements announced by the campaigns for Jack Ciatarelli and Doug Steinhardt.
Ciattarelli won the month and is a superior position going into the pre-nominating conventions, pre-primary season of January, February and March.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 1st, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Doug Steinhardt, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, NJGOP | Comments Off on Ciattarelli wins December
New Jersey GOP State Chairman Doug Steinhardt has filed paperwork to run for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2021, New Jersey Globe reports.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 10th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Doug Steinhardt, Hirsh Singh, Jack Ciattarelli, NJGOP | 1 Comment »
Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County Sheriff, was reelected Chairman of the Monmouth GOP on Tuesday evening during a convention of the County Committee conducted via Zoom. He was unopposed for his fourth two year term as Chairman.
Golden had harsh words for NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt during his remarks to the County Committee.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 5th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth GOP, NJGOP, Shaun Golden | 2 Comments »
Bill Palatucci and Ginny Haines were reelected as New Jersey’s representatives to the Republican National Committee today by acclamation.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 23rd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: Bill Palatucci, Ginny Haines, New Jersey, New Jersey Republican State Committee, NJGOP | 1 Comment »
By Doug Steinhardt
Winston Churchill said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” In New Jersey, as long as we keep electing politicians who feed the State’s bloated budget, none of us are safe.
Phil Murphy calls New Jersey a high tax for high value state. But Democrats are squeezing out what little value is left. Our schools are failing, NJ Transit deteriorating, jobs leaving, and taxes rising. Policies passed to appease progressives instead of provide solutions are chasing businesses and families away.
Last year, Phil Murphy and New Jersey Democrats set the bar for their income ”success tax” at $5 million. One year later, they redefined “success” as a family making $1 million or more. That’s an 80 percent drop. Take 20 percent of that and by 2020 a family earning $200,000 would pay more taxes. By 2021, a family earning just $40,000 could be the next, New Jersey “success”. It sounds crazy, but it’s not. The middle class is next, because government is out of control. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Republican Party | Tags: Doug Steinhardt, New Jersey, New Jersey Republican Party, NJGOP, Opinion | 1 Comment »
In an email to his Republican colleagues in the NJ Senate on Monday, Senator Michael Doherty said that the Assembly Republican leadership’s support of increasing the gas tax is what led to the loss of four seats in the lower chamber in last week’s election.
Rutgers-Eagleton conducted a poll in October on the gas tax. See attachment and an extract of the results below.
Why did Republican Assembly leadership come out in support of a gas tax increase?
R Assembly candidates should have all come out 100% against a gas tax increase.
66% of voters oppose a gas tax increase.
We had 69% of Independent voters and 73% of Republican voters on our side.
Even 57% of Democrat voters oppose the gas tax increase.
We wouldn’t have lost any seats if R’s campaigned on being 100% against a gas tax increase.
“We didn’t have to lose any seats and could have picked up a few,” Doherty said told MoreMonmouthMusings, “We had no message.”
Doherty said that he has not heard back from any of his Senate colleagues.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Eagleton Poll, Gas Tax, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Legislative Races, Gas Tax, NJ Assembly Republicans, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, NJGOP, Reason Foundation, Rutgers-Eagleton poll, Senator Michael Doherty | 4 Comments »
The political landscape in New Jersey is ripe for a historic shift this November. But a shift in New Jersey’s representation in Washington is not likely to happen because the New Jersey Republican Party is wholly unprepared for the opportunity. The nincompoops who lead the NJGOP gave up on the U.S. Senate race in January. They gave up on picking up seats in the Congressional Delegation in 2012 when the new congressional map was drawn.
According to a Fairleigh Dickinson Univeristy Public Mind Poll released this morning, President Barack Obama’s approval rating among New Jersey registered voters is a dismal 36%. 49%, including 21% of Democrats and 45% of Independents, disapprove of the President’s job performance. Senator Cory Booker is 8 points below the magic number of 50% that an incumbent needs to be comfortable in a reelection race. Those are the kind of numbers any opposition party/candidate would pray for 8 weeks before an election.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Elections, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Jeff Bell | Tags: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Dan Jacobson, Geraldo Rivera, Jay Webber, Jeff Bell, Joe Kyrillos, Jon Bramnick, Mike Doherty, NJGOP, Steve Corodemus, Steve Lonegan, Tom Kean JR, Tom MacArthur, Tom Smith | 3 Comments »
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, is schedule to be a “Special Guest” at Governor Chris Christie’s birthday celebration/NJGOP fundraiser on September 10. Christie turns 52 on September 6.
The grand party will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick. A ticket to the general reception costs $150. Entrance to a private reception is $5,000 per person. There are 20 “Roundtable” spots reserved for 20 well healed guests.
For an additional $75, guests can have a message inserted in Christie’s birthday card. For $35 a family will be listed in the card, $15 for an individual listing.
In lieu of gifts for the Governor, guests are urged to bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to Toys 4 Tots.
Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, NJ GOP | Tags: Chris Christie's Birthday, Governor Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, NJGOP | Comments Off on Romney Is Headlining Christie’s Birthday Fundraiser