U.S. News & World Report is reporting that Republican strategists want to use former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey as a role model, suggesting that the fallout from the Abramoff-Scanlon lobbying scandal can be reduced if tainted GOP Congressmen resign before the 2006 election. "They should step aside now," said one adviser with ties to the House Republican leadership and the White House. "If they leave now, we could still hold their seat." When McGreevey resigned in August 2004, his approval rating was an upside down 38%-47%. His interim successor has a 68%-16% approval rating and Democrats kept the governorship by a 200,000 vote margin.
A polling memo prepared by a company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie shows public support for red light cameras.Read More >
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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