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Report: Stepien paid $6K a month by GOPAC

Former Christie Deputy Chief of Staff/Campaign Manager Bill Stepien since April has received $6,000 per month from GOPAC, a Washington-based non-profit group.

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CD5: Stellato says Cho strongest challenger Garrett has seen

Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato today said he's confident that Roy Cho will run for re-election in CD5.

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POLITICO: GOP on track to expand House majority by 5 or 6 seats

Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year, according to Politicker alum Alex Isenstadt, now of Politico.

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Polling Memo shows public green light for red light cameras

A polling memo prepared by a company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie shows public support for red light cameras.

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Christie 'leaning against' renewing red light cameras

SEA BRIGHT - Gov. Chris Christie said today he is leaning against renewing red light cameras in New Jersey, but hasn't yet made a final decision on the subject.

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Report: DCCC makes $131K media buy, to try to go bonkers on MacArthur in CD3

Blue Jersey this morning furnished the report that shows the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) making a $131K media buy to go negative on CD3 Republican candidate Tom MacArthur.

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Poll: Romney crushing Christie among Iowa Republican voters

A USA Today Suffolk Poll of 2016 GOP presidential prospects shows 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney crushing Gov. Chris Christie among Iowa Republican voters.

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Report: Christie campaigns for Hutchinson

No real news out of Arkansas this evening as a local report documents Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie stumping in Arkansas on behaf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson.

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Christie files direct appointments

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State's Office...

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Report: Committee enlists cellphone carrier's aid to obtain Egea text messages

The Select Committee on Investigation (SCI) this week sent a subpoena to AT&T, seeking the contents " of any text messages sent or received by Regina Egea, the governor's liaison to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from Dec. 1 to 31," according to Star-Ledger report.

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Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(9-24-14) The Founding Fathers and the Militarization of the Police - No matter what the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides, the debate over the militarization of... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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