ICYMI: Kim Guadagno’s 8-Year Partner In Crime Throws Her Under The Bus

For 8 years, Kim Guadagno and Chris Christie have been partners in crime — working closely together to earn the most credit downgrades of any gubernatorial administration in U.S. history. Just a few weeks ago, Guadagno reportedly told GOP donors that Christie has been a godsend to New Jersey while Christie himself “smiled as his protégé spoke.”

But now it sounds like Chris Christie has given up on Guadagno’s flailing campaign. Asked in an interview about Guadagno’s odds, Christie listed everything Guadagno has going against her. When asked if he thought that meant she would lose, Christie said: “I’m not saying that — I’m saying that’s what history tells us.”

Christie’s not the only one giving up on Guadagno’s campaign. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just changed the race rating to Safe Democratic, and a Quinnipiac Poll shows her trailing […]

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American Bridge Launches Digital Ad To Highlight Guadagno Calling Chris Christie A Godsend

Kim Guadagno finally told the truth: behind closed doors, she and Chris Christie form New Jersey’s least-electable mutual admiration society. According to a Politico report, Guadagno “heaped praise” on Christie at a Republican Governor Association event, saying people “just don’t understand what a great job he’s done” and calling him a “godsend.”

On Wednesday, American Bridge launched a digital ad campaign showing New Jersey voters what Guadagno really thinks of America’s least popular governor.

“Kim Guadagno is running for Chris Christie’s third term, and her comments on Tuesday should put an end to her sad, desperate attempts to pretend otherwise,” said American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price. “The real godsend for New Jersey will come the day Guadagno and Christie leave office — together.”

Politico: Guadagno praises Christie at RGA, despite keeping her distance at home
By Josh Dawsey and Ryan Hutchins | July 25, 2017

In New Jersey, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno keeps crawling away […]

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Guadagno gets defensive about “The Boss”

Kim Guadagno knows she has to do everything possible to keep her 26 percent from sliding any lower into Chris Christie territory.  Now Guadagno is playing defense on her disdain for Bruce Springsteen by tweeting out a picture of her and the boss.

Guadagno is out of step with the overwhelming majority of New Jersey, but it’s likely more than just her dislike of Thunder Road and Hungry Heart… and her unyielding support of her own boss, Chris Christie.  

Here are some more classic New Jersey favorites that Guadagno probably hates:

Bon Jovi

Taylor Ham/Pork Roll

Wawa

The Boardwalk

Bagels

Diners

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VIDEO: New Jersey Can’t Afford Christie’s Number 2

It’s official – Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, second-in-command to scandal ridden Chris Christie, is the Republican nominee for governor in New Jersey. Christie once said that Lt. Gov. Guadagno has “been really involved in everything we do,” so it’s no surprise that he supported her in the primary. Unfortunately for Guadagno (not to mention Garden Staters), their record is a complete disaster.

Under the Christie/Guadagno administration:

New Jersey’s credit rating was downgraded 11 times.

The state was ranked nearly last in the country for job creation.

Billions slashed from public workers’ pension plans.

“Try as she might, Kim Guadagno can’t separate herself from the failed Christie administration,” said Lizzy Price, spokesperson for American Bridge. “Christie and Guadagno have made an economic mess in New Jersey, resulting in the highest disapproval rating in the country. The people of New Jersey simply can’t afford Christie’s number 2 as their governor.”

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Christie back to fetching McDonalds for Trump

Christie: “Guilty or not guilty?”; Rabid masses: “GUILTY!”

Donald Trump’s transition chair and almost VP pick, Chris Christie, was finally out of the dog house and given permission to campaign on Trump’s behalf in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania this weekend…that is, until today when two of his top aides were found guilty of all charges in the Bridgegate political scandal.

Now that Christie’s allies were found guilty, don’t the prosecution’s assertions that Christie knew about using government resources for political retaliation have even greater crediblity?

And what does it say about Donald Trump that he’d keep Christie in his inner circle through these allegations of corruption and using taxpayer dollars to settle personal vendettas — especially since Trump previously claimed that Christie “totally knew about it”? One hint as to why Trump has maintained a close friendship with Christie might lie with Christie wiping out $25 million of […]

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Jury Selection Begins In Chris Christie Aides’ Trial

As jury selection begins in Chris Christie’s aides’ Bridgegate trial, you’d forgive the Trump transition chair for being a bit distracted as he takes meetings in D.C. today on behalf of Donald Trump.

With two of his closest advisers accused of orchestrating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey’s corrupt and vindictive governor has got to be sweating out the possibility of an indictment to call his own. And there’s no way Christie missed the New York Times report that he’s “expected to be on a list of people who federal prosecutors say knew about the scheme,” so that’s only compounding his nervousness.

To kick off the proceedings, American Bridge is today releasing a new report recapping the scandal from August 13, 2013’s “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” to Christie’s secret emails that came to light in June 2016.

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on the […]

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Oops, Key Trump Adviser “Flat Out Lied” About Bridgegate

Chairman of Donald Trump’s transition team and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “flat out lied” about his knowledge of senior staff’s involvement in lane closures in Fort Lee, according to private text messages of a former staffer. Recent court filings show a concerned aide knew Governor Christie was being dishonest; and that emails found in discovery “could be bad”.

The truth has never been a high priority for Trump. It’s apparent that the people he’s chosen for high level positions in his campaign also have little regard for the truth. Christie’s politically motivated “traffic problems” were not only an inconvenience, the disruption to emergency vehicles was inherently dangerous. Yet this is the man that Donald Trump has tapped to build his administration.

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Another Day, Another Two Common-Sense Gun Safety Bills Vetoed By Chris Christie

In the Party of Trump, controlled by a right-wing, red meat-craving base with xenophobic tendencies, the more extreme a candidate’s policies and rhetoric, the better he or she does in the polls.

That’s why gun-crazy NJ Governor Chris Christie, who just vetoed another TWO gun safety bills, is just one point out of third-place in New Hampshire. 

A big part of Christie’s right-wing appeal is his hard-line opposition to common-sense measures to curb gun violence. As governor, Christie has vetoed a number of gun-safety bills, including a .50 caliber rifle ban. Christie’s also elected to pardon multiple individuals charged with gun crimes — amounting to six pardons in 2015, alone.

Just today, Governor Christie’s vetoed two more common-sense gun safety measures:

The first would have “[required] smart guns be sold by all retailers in New Jersey.”

And the second, would’ve prevented carjackers, racketeers, and individuals convicted of “terroristic threats” from “owning a possessing […]

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GOP Rep. Disses NRCC For Supporting Gay Candidates

A New Jersey congressman’s reason for not paying dues to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is raising some eyebrows. Politico reports Rep. Scott Garrett won’t cut a check because he says the NRCC recruits and supports gay candidates.

That’s right. Rep. Garrett thinks the Grand Old Party is too supportive of gay candidates to get his cash. He might want to check the record, though: Republican policies on LGBT equality speak for themselves.  Just this week Republicans killed a bill to protect LGBT students from being harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

He’s not just wrong on the policy, either– Garrett might have just screwed his politics. Scott Garrrett’s seat is listed as competitive by The Cook Political Report, and when Politico asked NRCC Chair Greg Walden about supporting Garrett’s re-election effort, Walden indicated he prefers supporting Republicans that pay their dues.

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