Steinhardt blasts Menendez on friend’s sentencing

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that the prison sentence imposed of Dr. Salomon Melgen is an example of Bob Menendez’s “record of embarrassing New Jersey.” Melgen was sentenced to seventeen years in prison and a $42.6 million in restitution for Medicare fraud. ” The stark realities of Melgen’s punishment amplify the sordid details of […]

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GOP calls for investigation of payments to Gill

Republican State Chairman Douglas Steinhardt says the state should investigate whether side-payments made to top campaign staffers for Gov. Phil Murphy violated New Jersey campaign finance laws. Brendan Gill, who was Murphy’s campaign manager, received an additional $61,400 from the Democratic Governors Association during the 2017 general election, according to year-end reports filed with the […]

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NJGOP announces new staff

Theresa Winegar will remain as executive director of the Republican State Committee, GOP State Chairman Doug Steinhardt announced today. Steinhardt also announced that Harrison Neely, the vice president of Checkmate Strategies, will serve as a communications consultant.  He worked for Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, managed Tom MacArthur’s campaign, and was Executive Director for Senate […]

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Steinhardt: Murphy just a “hollow politician”

Republican leaders slapped Gov. Phil Murphy today for the firing of Gerry Scharfenberger, a Monmouth County Freeholder who was terminated on Monday after refusing to attend a Murphy press conference. But Democrats sources have a different take.  They say Scharfenberger had agreed to speak at the press conference, but backed out under pressure from the […]

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Steinhardt slams Murphy on sticker shock comment

During the 1993 gubernatorial campaign, Democrats skewered then-candidate Christine Todd Whitman for an unfortunate gaffe, when she said something like “as funny as it seems, $500 is a lot of money to some people.”  That clearly wasn’t Whitman’s intent, but the line stuck – largely because Gov. Jim Florio’s political team made sure of it. […]

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GOP leaders caution Murphy on taxes

New Jersey Republicans came close to ending Gov. Phil Murphy’s honeymoon today with a statement from the party’s big three — State Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-Westfield) and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) —  announcing a “shared commitment to protect New Jersey families form the dangerous agendas of Democrats at […]

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Steinhardt: Voters are Menendez judge

Hours after a federal judge dismissed an indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt has stepped up his attacks on the Democratic Senator, who is up for re-election this fall. “Narrowly avoiding a re-trial on federal corruption charges doesn’t mean Senator Menendez is worthy of reelection,” Steinhardt said.  “New Jersey deserves better […]

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Steinhardt: GOP will hold NJ-11

GOP State Chairman Doug Steinhardt is assuring Republicans that holding Rodney Frelinghuysen’s 11th district house seat will be a priority. “It is important that the public knows we will be digging in for a tough fight to maintain this seat. We cannot let Nancy Pelosi take over New Jersey’s congressional delegation,” Steinhardt said. “There is […]

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Steinhardt bashes Bramnick

In a nod toward different views of the future of the Republican Party in New Jersey, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt said that Jon Bramnick does not speak for the state GOP. Bramnick (R-Westfield), the Assembly Minority Leader, suggested last week that the New Jersey Republican brand in the post-Chris Christie, present-Donald Trump era needs […]

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Steinhardt to Senators: Be like Josh

With Chris Christie out of office and somewhere that required airplane travel, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt is quickly emerging as the voice of the loyal opposition. Steinhardt today praised the Republican Congressmen from New Jersey for supporting a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, and used the opportunity to take a shot at […]

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State GOP fundraising off Murphy salary

Phil Murphy is a Wall Street millionaire who spend over $20 million on his own campaign to become Governor,” RSC Executive Director Theresa Winegar wrote in an online appeal for funds. “He’s certainly entitled to be compensated for his work, but both President Trump and former Governor Corzine took only $1 for their public service” […]

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GOP: Watch Murphy’s radical agenda

With Democrats in control of the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature, Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that his party’s “ability to check Phil Murphy’s radically liberal agenda from inside the system is on life support.” Steinhardt, who took over the chairmanship after the general election, say he is skeptical of the […]

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