NJGOP Update for this week

Hi all – given the election, we thought it was important to pass on this week’s NJGOP update to you:

Hi Friends, 

With votes still being counted, NJGOP’s work continues around the state – we are fighting hard to win every campaign.  However, I wanted to send a short note of congratulations to Congressman Van Drew, who romped to victory, winning by at least 22,000 votes! 

NJGOP was pleased to partner with the Congressman and work hand in hand with campaigns throughout South Jersey. 

Please give a read to this great campaign recap from Congressman Van Drew and click the link to see more about his truly historic win. 

Thanks, 

Chairman Doug Steinhardt

VAN DREW DEFEATS KENNEDY

Van Drew Believed to be the First Republican to Defeat a Kennedy for Congress
 

Republican United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R – South Jersey) defeated Democrat Amy Kennedy last week by more than 22,000 votes or 6.25% and counting with provisional ballots still needing to be tallied. Van Drew’s victory would not have been possible without the close working relationship with Trump Victory, the New Jersey Republican State Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee as well as the county and local Republican organizations throughout the 2nd Congressional District.


Read more here…

FROM SAVE JERSEY:

NJ-07: Malinowski campaign walks back victory declaration as Kean closes fast

By Matt Rooney

Things are getting very interesting in Central Jersey (or whatever you want to call it, Save Jerseyans).

Yes, the embattled AP has generated quite a list of blown calls this cycle, but NJ-7 might top the list if current trends continue. After initially trailing the Democrat incumbent on Election Night by 28,383 votes 147,264 to 118,863), GOP State Senator Tom Kean Jr.’s once formidable deficit had shrunk to 5,496 (202,795 to 197,2999) as of about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Read More…

Murphy Quietly Has One Of Worst Weeks Yet
Overshadowed by the 2020 election, Governor Murphy quietly had one of the worst weeks of his tenure in office.Slapped with a credit downgrade as he borrows over $4 billion.Released violent prisoners convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, aggravated manslaughter and homicide.Released COVID positive inmates into public transportation hubs.Announced a new set of business regulations.“Phil Murphy’s weak leadership and reckless pursuit of an AOC style political agenda is putting us all in danger,” said NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “He’s risking our health, our safety and our financial security. New Jersey needs to band together and kick Phil Murphy out of office in 2021.”
FIVE STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T WANT YOU TO MISS
 
Feds Strike Deal to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Free at Major Pharmacies
-New York Post
“COVID-19 vaccinations will eventually be available free at neighborhood pharmacy chains—just as flu shots are now—thanks to an agreement announced by federal health officials on Thursday,” Laura Italiano reports. “Optimism for an effective vaccine rose this week after news that the shot being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is more than 90 percent effective.” 

Trump’s Economy Really Was Better Than Obama’s
Bloomberg
“In 2016, real median household income was $62,898, just $257 above its level in 1999. Over the next three years it grew almost $6,000, to $68,703. That’s perhaps why, despite the pandemic, 56% of U.S. voters polled last month said their families were better off today than they were four years ago,” Karl Smith writes. 

Vice President Pence: Veterans Day Is a Time to Thank and Appreciate Heroes Who Have Preserved Our Liberty
-Fox News
“Every veteran of the armed forces of the United States is a hero to the American people,” Vice President Mike Pence writes. “As a father of a Marine Corps captain and a father-in-law of a Navy lieutenant who’s currently deployed, I couldn’t be more proud to be vice president to a president who cares so deeply about the men and women of our armed forces and every veteran in America.” 

Businesses Trying to Rebound After Unrest Face a Challenge: Not Enough Insurance
-The New York Times
“It’s a prominent refrain these days from activists in the aftermath of arson and looting—businesses have insurance. Buildings can be repaired. Broken glass is a small price to pay in a movement for justice,” Nellie Bowles writes. But for many small businesses and entrepreneurs, “there is no easy way to replace all that they lost.” 

Trump Bars Americans From Investing in Firms That Help China’s Military
-The Wall Street Journal
“American Capital should not be used to finance the construction of Chinese Communist weapons literally aimed at killing Americans and driving the US military out of Asia,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro says. “This strong action by President Trump puts a stop to that Wall Street insanity.”

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