November 22, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The 2017 gubernatorial race to succeed Gov. Christie was being waged amid the flashing lights of Borgata's dance club, open bars at Caesars, and dozens of other private parties hosted by New Jersey's political elite. Nominally, last week's annual conference of the State League of Municipalities here provided local officials opportunities to learn about economic development, public-records laws, affordable housing, and other issues such as the pros and cons of water privatization.
November 15, 2015 |
Radio: WTEL-AM (610). Records: No. 9 Richmond (7-2, 5-1 CAA), Villanova (5-4, 4-2) Last meeting: Richmond won, 10-9, on Nov. 1, 2014 at Richmond. Things to watch A win will keep alive Villanova's chances at a share of the CAA title and a berth in the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoff. The Wildcats will need to top Richmond and close out the season with a win at James Madison to stay in the playoff hunt. Sophomore running back Matt Gudzak will start for Villanova.
November 14, 2015 |
The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential campaign said Thursday that it had launched its first radio ad in Iowa, portraying the New Jersey governor as a "true conservative outsider who successfully took the fight to liberal Democrats in a blue state. " A spokesman for the political action committee, America Leads, said the ad would run initially for two weeks, debuting on a dozen stations Friday. The ad is airing in New Hampshire, the PAC said. The spokesman would not say how much it cost but described the buy as "significant.
November 12, 2015
WELL, JEB BUSH has a new "Jeb Can Fix It" (with no exclamation point) bus. He has a new Madison Avenue media/communications/debate guru, Jon Kraushar, who coached his father, his brother and Dick Cheney. He's added "damn" and "damn it" to stump speeches, presumably as bridges to higher energy. He's said, "hell, yeah," he'd kill a baby Hitler. And before last night's GOP debate in Milwaukee, he was saying his new political course is to "be myself by saying what's on my mind.
November 7, 2015 |
Gov. Christie was sent down to the minors Thursday. The New Jersey governor was bumped from next week's main GOP presidential debate after failing to muster enough support in national polls to qualify. Christie did not meet the threshold set by Fox Business Network, which required candidates to average at least 2.5 percent support among likely Republican voters in the four most recent national polls that met its criteria to qualify for Tuesday's debate in Milwaukee. The network announced the lineup Thursday night, and Christie fell short.
November 6, 2015 |
Philadelphia is joining a coalition of 24 states, cities and counties seeking to intervene to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan" against legal challenge. The motion is in response to a flood of lawsuits from states and industry groups challenging the rule that would curb greenhouse-gas emissions. City Solicitor Shelley R. Smith said concerns about carbon emissions and climate change "make the Clean Power Plan a necessary regulation for protecting the health and safety and quality of life of our residents.
October 28, 2015 |
When he squares off in the GOP presidential debate Wednesday, the third since early August, Gov. Christie again will not be center stage. But it won't be for lack of trying. Between campaign swings through New Hampshire and Iowa, Christie has maintained a presence on national television, lacing recent interviews with a variety of attention-grabbing statements. Among them were his remarks Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation , alleging that the Black Lives Matter movement is "calling for the murder of police officers.
October 17, 2015 |
Gov. Christie's presidential campaign raised $4.2 million in the three-month period ending Sept. 30 and spent $2.8 million, according to a campaign-finance filing Thursday. The figures marked the first disclosure of Christie's fund-raising as a candidate, and fell short of the hauls reported by a number of his rivals. Among the Republican candidates, neurosurgeon Ben Carson raised $20.7 million, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush $13.4 million, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina $6.8 million, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio $5.7 million, according to filings or statements by the campaigns.
October 16, 2015 |
Hovering between 1 and 3 percent in recent national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Christie isn't a favorite at home, either. Among New Jersey Republican and GOP-leaning registered voters, 5 percent named Christie as their choice for their party's nomination - down from 12 percent in August, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll. Topping the list was businessman Donald Trump, named by 32 percent of Garden State Republicans, according to the poll released Thursday.
October 12, 2015 |
Since a shooter killed nine people Oct. 1 at an Oregon community college, Republican presidential candidates have sounded variations on one refrain: New gun laws aren't the solution. "I don't think more government is necessarily the answer to this," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said while discussing the Second Amendment and shootings, also saying: "Look, stuff happens. There's always a crisis. " On Facebook, neurosurgeon Ben Carson wrote that he "never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.