Palatucci e-mail reveals call for self-examination

Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci told state GOP leaders that "there is no hiding the fact that the results in November were disappointing for many local and county organizations." Palatucci wants the state Republican leadership to begin a self-examination of party efforts.  He wants to focus on messaging, demographics, campaign mechanics, third party groups/coalitions, and fundraising.  He says 2019 Assembly candidates should be involved in the process. "The new Vote

Steinhardt hits Murphy on Honeywell, Immigration

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt attacked Gov. Phil Murphy over the departure of the industrial conglomerate Honeywell and a new directive imposed by State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that would bar county jails from certain types of cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "We need Phil Murphy and Democratic leaders in Trenton to wake up and realize that New Jersey under attack.  We are in a battle to earn the

Some Dems steering clear of Menendez, state GOP says

The New Jersey GOP is pointing to Democratic elected officials that and candidates that have remained silent on U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s reelection campaign in order to challenge the support the senator has among his own party. The list includes names of 29 members of the State Senate and Assembly, as well as House candidates Jeff Van Drew and Tom Malinowski. It’s worth noting that a number of elected Republican

Steinhardt wants Menendez, Pou to return Alvarez money

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt wants U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-North Haledon)  to return campaign contributions they received from Al Alvarez. "Republicans and Democrats across New Jersey have condemned Governor Phil Murphy’s response to Katie Brennan’s complaints and agreed to investigate his hiring of alleged predator Al Alvarez," Steinhardt said.  "Bob Menendez and Nellie Pou should return immediately the money they took from Alvarez and