Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
The incumbent, Robert Menendez, is well financed and heavily favored over Republican State Senator Joseph Kyrillos.
U.S. Senate candidates Robert Menendez and Joe Kyrillos agree on little when it comes to the issues. The veterans of New Jersey politics are largely pushing party-line policy as voters take to the polls on election day. Menendez, a native of Union City, has been the heavy early favorite over the state legislator. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer poll had Menendez up 50-32 over Kyrillos, in line with polls conducted by Richard Stockton College and Quinnipiac University. Kyrillos, echoing larger party sentiments, favors extending tax cuts for the "job creators" making large sums of money and also relaxing corporate taxes. It's a philosophy not shared by Menendez, who says New Jersey families have been "victimized" by corporate loopholes and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Veteran state legislator Kyrillos, trailing badly, tries to link Menendez to Corzine in public’s mind.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is seeking a second full term, challenged by a veteran state legislator, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth). But as the campaign wears on, Kyrillos increasingly has chosen to run against a different man: former Gov. Jon Corzine. The South Jersey state legislator accustomed to easy victories in his Shore district is far behind Menendez in every poll and so is trying to link his opponent with New Jersey’s last governor, whose popularity plummeted as the recession worsened in 2008 and 2009.. At the same time, nine other contenders, ignored by the major parties and not even afforded the publicity of the three senatorial debates, are trying to insert themselves into the conversation in whatever way …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mark your calendar for October 18 for a U.S. Senate fundraiser featuring First Lady Mary Pat Christie, to be held in Woodbridge.
State Senator Joe Kyrillos is coming to Woodbridge for a fundraiser on Thursday, October 18, but if you plan on going, you might want to up the limit on your credit card. Tickets start at $250 a person, and go all the way on up to $10,000. Running for U.S. Senate is definitely not an inexpensive proposition. The fundraiser for Republican Kyrillos' senate campaign against the incumbent, Democrat Robert Menendez, is going to be held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in the Iselin section of the township. The last time Kyrillos was at the Woodbridge hotel was in June, when he attended a fundraiser for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. The cocktail reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm. The special guest will be NJ's First Lady Mary …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Sen. Robert Menendez and state Sen. Joe Kyrillos held first of three debates at Montclair State University Thursday.
Sen. Robert Menendez and state Sen. Joe Kyrillos discussed the economy, health care and foreign policy in a combative debate Thursday. The candidates, who are competing for one of New Jersey's seats in the U.S. Senate, each claimed their own policies would prove to be more beneficial to the state's middle class families. Kyrillos, a Republican, has held a seat in the New Jersey Senate since 1992. Menendez, a Democrat and the incumbent, has held his current position since he was appointed by then-Gov. Jon Corzine in 2006. He previously served in the House of Representatives. Menendez said he would fight for the middle class by continuing to lead initiatives such as creating tax credits for families and students. He also said he wanted to …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Mendendez and state Sen. Joe Kyrillos will participate in the debate at Montclair State University beginning at 8 p.m.
Monday, October 1, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Why is a Republican fundraiser being held in Democratic Woodbridge, with little to no interaction with local Republicans?
Two of the biggest Republicans in the country—including one who will be running for the presidency in November—will be in Woodbridge tonight. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will be hosting the fundraiser tonight for Gov. Mitt Romney. The event will be at the Renaissance Woodbridge hotel on Route 1 in the Iselin section of the township. Beyond that, little is known about the event. In fact, it's hard to find a Republican in Woodbridge or Middlesex County who will be attending. No one seems to want to admit they're behind the fundraiser, where tickets start at $2,500. Calls to Christie's office get shifted to the Republican State Committee. They refer inquiries to Romney's campaign headquarters in Boston, where all calls get routed to voicemail…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If you want to see the Republican presidential nominee, get out the Amex: tickets start at $2,500.
Mitt Romney is coming to Woodbridge next week for a fundraiser, and the possible appearance in the township of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has taken most local and county Republicans by surprise. "I had no idea," said Woodbridge Republican Chairman John Vtraric. Romney will be at the fundraising event on Tuesday, June 26, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel on Route 1 in Iselin, according to a report in the Star Ledger. Tickets start at $2,500 for the event. "I'm really proud he's coming to Woodbridge. We invited him twice last spring. Woodbridge is the 5th largest municipality in the state and Christie carried it," Vtraric said, adding he'll "probably go," despite the hefty price tag. So far, no one in the Romney …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
You might think there's nothing going on in today's Republican primary. You'd be wrong.
If you're a Democrat who lives in Woodbridge, you might not have much of a reason to go to the polls in today's primary. That's because there's no one to run against. All the candidates on the Democratic ticket, from President Barack Obama all the way down to Middlesex County freeholders, are running unopposed. That's not true for Republicans, though. All New Jersey's relative late June primary rarely makes the Garden State a contender in presidential races, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is not unopposed on the ballot. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senator Rick Santorum are both still on the New Jersey ballot on the Republican side of the ledger in today's primary. Both Gingrich and Santorum have both conceded…