Voters in the vast majority of states elect their attorney general – the chief law enforcement officer and government’s top lawyer.
In New Jersey, the job goes to the governor’s “loyal” friends and allies.
Chris Christie continued the parade of patronage by appointing his chief of staff, Kevin O’Dowd, as the fourth attorney general in his first four [...]
Most New Jersey voters expect Chris Christie to run for president in 2016 – and many believe he’ll resign as governor before his term is up, according to a new poll.
According to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll taken the week before the Nov. 5 election:
Fifty-nine percent of voters believe Christie will campaign for the White House, compared to 19 [...]
Gov. Chris Christie’s coattails were far too short for New Jersey Republicans hoping for a takeover of the State Legislature.
Despite Christie’s dominating win over Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democrats lost only one seat, according to unofficial election results.
The lone casualty was 1st District Assemb. Nelson Albano (D-Vineland). GOP challenger Sam Fiocchi defeated him by less [...]
To no one’s surprise, Chris Christie was re-elected as New Jersey’s governor by a margin as wide as his girth.
In a powerful display of popularity by a Republican in a Blue State, Christie drew 60 percent of the early vote compared to 38 percent for Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono. He won in 20 of the state’s 21 counties.
As soon [...]
This is the one political contest Chris Christie lost in Tuesday’s election.
By a 61 to 39 percent spread, New Jersey voters passed a constitutional amendment that will raise the minimum wage for workers by one dollar an hour – from $7.25 to $8.25.
“That is a stupid way to do it,” Gov. Christie told reporters during a public [...]
Outside groups have spent a “mind-boggling” amount of money on the elections in New Jersey, much of it aimed at stopping Republicans from riding Gov. Chris Christie’s coattails to a takeover of the State Legislature.
A Christie victory is all but a foregone conclusion. But unions and other Democratic supporters have spent tens of millions of [...]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has an commanding 2 to 1 lead over Sen. Barbara Buono – 66 percent to 30 percent among likely voters in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
The question is whether the GOP can ride a Christie landslide to sweep control of the State Legislature and upset the balance of [...]
Gov. Chris Christie seems headed for a second term as New Jersey’s chief executive, but he also may be bound for Washington, D.C.
Though he is on the ballot in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in the Garden State, it’s no secret he’s got at least one eye on a bigger prize.
America’s political history is littered with governors who chased after the [...]
Barbara Buono has big plans for education in New Jersey.
Now, all she needs is a way to pay for it all.
Sen. Buono hopes to unseat Gov. Chris Christie in next week’s election. Much of the campaign has been fought over education policy, which should come as no surprise after Christie spent much of his first term [...]
A blowout win by Gov. Chris Christie in next week’s election might be great for his presidential ambitions in 2016.
Yet it probably won’t help his fellow Republicans win majorities in the New Jersey Legislature.
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that 50 percent of voters want Democrats to keep control of the Statehouse. Just 38 percent would prefer [...]