Sunday, February 24, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Sunday, February 24
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey for the next four years, according to voters polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath, Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle as well. In the poll, 56 percent …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Governor rips GOP: There is 'one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the house majority and their speaker, John Boehner.'
Thursday, January 3
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Prime-time speech to audience of millions will boost New Jersey reelection, national ambitions.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
By Mark Magyar, NJ Spotlight Eight years ago, an obscure Illinois state senator with a foreign-sounding name gave a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention that drew an audience of 9.1 million, mostly on PBS, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. The major networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC — passed up the speech, although some of their Chicago affiliates ran it live, much to the chagrin of Republican Alan Keyes who was then running against the relatively unknown Barack Obama for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. The speech drew a “tepid” Nielsen rating — less than half the audience for a typical summer prime time program, Variety noted — but the laudatory coverage it engendered made Obama a national figure, catapulting him to a Senate victory …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Christie spokesman calls bill “silly.”
A bill sponsored by State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg requiring the governor to inform legislative leaders when he leaves the state advanced Monday. The bill would require that legislative leaders be notified one day ahead of any transfer of power by governor. The requirement would not apply to emergencies. “When the Governor leaves the State of New Jersey for any reason – be it personal or political – the taxpayers of the Garden State still expect their State government to continue operating,” Weinberg said in a statement. “By notifying the Legislature when he passes on the torch of executive leadership, the Governor would put us in a better position to do the people’s business.” Weinberg’s statement noted a Star-Ledger …