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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Election Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 4, 2014

Polls are open 6am-8pm Need your polling place? Chris Smith, the congressman you hardly ever hear about roasts the president of the United States in a pre-election rally. Election Overview: NJ red, NJ blue, and colors in between. CD10: "Dark angel". Show More Summary

Election Day Info.

Polls are open from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Find your polling location Remember, if you run into any irregularities at the polls, call the Democrats' hotline: (609) 256-3675. Let's make sure that everyone who wants to vote can vote - and that every vote is counted! State Dems: Need a ride to the polls, please call (732) 636-1583. Show More Summary

Bonus QoTD: NJ As A Goodie Bag For The RGA

David Sirota continues to do fantastic work digging away at the conflicts and contributions between the Christie governmental apparatus and the Christie/RGA political arm fundraising efforts. For today's latest piece about new conflicts,...Show More Summary

CD12 Pre-election Rally Tonight 6:45 in Trenton

Tomorrow, Bonnie Watson Coleman is poised to make history.

QoTD to Politico: Scott Garrett "among the potential losers"

Quote of the Day goes to Politico, in a piece posted today, Mysteries in the race for the House: Republicans are also fretting they could fall victim to some upsets. Among the potential losers are New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett and Michigan Rep. Show More Summary

Tomorrow's Elections and Impacts on NJ

It seems those dang Republicans will take control of the U. S. Senate in January, but not at a veto-proof level. (I hope any Supreme Court members thinking of retiring will do so quickly.) Republicans will retain control of the House and add some compatriots but not reach the veto-proof level. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

We now know when The Colbert Report will end After 12/18, you'll have to trawl the streets of Montclair for him. CD5 - TODAY 11:45am: Got questions for the candidates? Roy Cho will answer live in a Ledger live video chat. Garrett? It's yet another appearance he declined. Show More Summary

Apparently Obama Didn't Ignore Buono Because of the First Letter in Her Name

promoted by Rosi Ohhh, great news for the Cory Booker (D) campaign -- President Barack Obama (D) taped a radio ad for Booker to help him overcome the 16 point lead he has over Jeff Bell (R). But gubernatorial candidate Barbara BuonoShow More Summary

Eck Goes Full-Throttle Truthiness

promoted by Rosi When we have scientists and educated people run for office, we get the Rush Holts of the world. Urbane, curious, and so deeply desirous of being correct they are willing to admit when they are wrong. No so the right wing Republicans who keep getting nominated and, sadly, elected. Show More Summary

#NJ5: Scott Garrett moves to avoid another head-to-head with Roy Cho

Star-Ledger 5th Congressional District Live video chat When: Monday, 11:45am Hosts: Statehouse reporters Matt Friedman & Brent Johnson To Participate: Tweet questions using hashtag #AskGarrettCho or post here. Candidates: Roy Cho. Scott Garrett declined the invitation. Show More Summary

A Response to the Inquirer Endorsement of TMac

As Rosi reported on Friday, I penned a short response to what has got to be the poorest-written editorial endorsement in decades. My friend, who uses the nom de blog bssjersey (but is not, AFAIK, the person behind the Twitter feed of the same name), wrote a much more detailed and well-thought out response. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 1-2, 2014

2 Days Bergen County Exec: The Record endorses Democrat Tedesco. CD5: Garrett-Cho battle highlights an otherwise predictable year. CD12: What is Alieta Eck talking about? Bonnie Watson Coleman's GOP opponent says Michael Moore is why BWC won her primary. Show More Summary

Christie's RGA Work: To What Avail?

Governor Christie has been spending the majority of his time out of state. Ostensibly his efforts are on behalf of the Republican Governors Association and directed at increasing Republican gubernatorial seats. You might even think that with President Obama's low approval rating and the Republicans poised to make inroads in the U.S. Show More Summary

Saturday Rally for Dems in Burlington County

Come and meet your Democratic candidates on Saturday night, November 1. Senator Cory Booker will be there to support Aimee Belgard for Congress, Mike Schmidt and Tom Pullion for Freeholder, and many of the local candidates. November 1 at 7:00 PM Knights of Columbus 55 JFK Way South, Willingboro

Oh, so THAT's why Nancy Pelosi's House Majority PAC dissed Aimee Belgard to plump up Don Norcross

Now I get it: Why House Majority PAC pulled a quarter-mil or so out from under Aimee Belgard's competitive race, and forked it over to Don Norcross' sure thing. I'm watching 3 races closely; Bonnie Watson Coleman, whose gutsy detailed position statements signal progressive intent, and Roy Cho and Aimee Belgard, who work mighty hard for every vote. Show More Summary

Tuesday: Earned Sick Time on the Ballot

promoted by Rosi Next Tuesday, voters have big choices to make. There are a lot of great progressive candidates running in tight races. But if you live in Trenton or Montclair, the most important vote you can cast might just be at the bottom of your ballot. Show More Summary

Ruth Baby Ginsberg wins Halloween. So don't even try.

Hat/tip to writer and North Jerseyan Taffy Brodesser-Akner via Twitter (who hat/tips somebody else). Notorious RBG taught law at Rutgers Law School-Newark for 9 years early in her career, and while she was there, co-founded the first law journal in the U.S. Show More Summary

2014 Elections: "Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns"

Vietnam War Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is occasionally quoted as saying, "There are things we know that we know... there are things that we now know we don't know,... and there are things we do not know we don't know." Of course...Show More Summary

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