SEA BRIGHT - Gov. Chris Christie refused to dance on U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), whose job approval sank in the aftermath of the Salomon Melgen stories.
"That's not my choice," he said, when a reporter asked the GOP governor if the embattled Menendez should resign his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats made their choice. The people voted for Senator Menendez and I expect Senator Menendez to do his job in a fair way."
Today's Quinnipiac University Poll shows New Jersey voters disapprove 41 – 36 percent of the job Menendez is doing, a 15-point drop in less than a month. Forty-four to 28 percent say he is not honest and trustworthy, according to the poll.
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Belmar mayor's race: a wave of post-Sandy project politics stirs up seaside Monmouth borough BELMAR - When Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty rolled out his re-election campaign in February, he did so still basking in the glow of what many residents of the 6,000-person Monmouth County seaside borough saw...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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