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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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LOL

We already put the 'quote of the day' together, but New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has a line that goes into the pile of Her Eminence's greatest hits.

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Condolences to Senator Weinberg

PolitickerNJ extends condolences to Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and her family on the death of her brother.

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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.

Read More >

Op-Ed

White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

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 >

Contributors

My Republican Hillary Clinton Experience    There is a veritable plethora of reportage in print, internet, television and radio media speculating as to whether Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic... more »
(8-27-14) All Americans Should Support Gov. Perry - Political prosecutions have no place in American life. Those who use the justice system as they are using it in Texas... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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