Why my blog is not endorsing anyone in New Jersey for Governor.

2009 NJ Governor Candidates

2009 NJ Governor Candidates

The North Shore Exponent will NOT be giving an endorsement for who will become New Jersey’s next Governor.   Despite voters are making a critical decision on who will lead the once proud Garden State of New Jersey out of the recession, no candidate for Governor out of all three has made a convincing case to the voters in which they are ready to lead New Jersey out of the recession.

High taxes, corruption, and a unaccountable government dominate the Garden State.  New Jersey  for many years was a national economic leader in creating jobs.  However, the state is one of the most unaffordable places in America to live.  New Jersey according to the Tax Foundation has the worst small business climate in the nation along with having the highest local property taxes in the nation.

People that have lived in New Jersey all their lives had to make the decision to move to states like Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nevada, North Dakota,  North Carolina, and Texas which are lower tax states.  People bailed out on the Garden State because these people know that their government has failed them.

Despite Chris Daggett may have been taking credit for being an independent voice for New Jersey, he would not be the right person  for Governor.  This is evidenced by his stance for expanding the sales tax and  increasing tolls in New Jersey despite he is promising property tax relief for the overburdened taxpayers of the Garden State.

New Jersey citizens do not want increased tolls that Daggett is proposing as citizens took action by killing a 800% toll hike scheme proposed by Governor Corzine in 2008. Also, New Jersey citizens opposed Question One in 2007 in which was aimed at increasing New Jersey’s sales tax from seven to eight percent. In 2006, the sales tax was at six percent.   The people from New Jersey made their voices loud and clear on these two occasions because New Jerseyans are fed up with the high cost of living.  Any smart voter who remember these two occasions will not be suckered by Daggett’s cost raising schemes.

Chris Christie has been nothing but a joke as a Republican candidate.  Christie who may win the race by the hairs of his chin will realize he does not have a Republican base of support like he may think.  This is evidenced by 44 percent of Republican voters in the Garden State stood up and voted for Steve Lonegan in the June primary election.

The North Shore Exponent endorsed the former New Jersey State Director of Americans for Prosperity and the former Bogota Mayor earlier this year because Lonegan had the best plan to get New Jersey back again to being a national economic leader.    Lonegan had a plan aimed at having a flat tax in New Jersey and ending the bogus property tax rebate system in which has screwed property owners and taxpayers in New Jersey.   If Lonegan won the nomination for the GOP,  this race would be over right now.

The state GOP leadership in New Jersey has proven again that they are the reason for producing such a joke like Chris Christie.  States like New York, New Jersey, and Maine have been nothing but a breeding ground for Republican in Name Only (RINO) candidates.  But, with a RINO Governor candidate like Chris Christie and three RINO Congressmen who voted for Cap and Trade in June, the state leadership should be ashamed for the candidates they produce.   The same 44 percent of conservatives who voted for Steve Lonegan should demand new, conservative leadership from their party.

Lastly, Jon Corzine has proven he is not a good leader for New Jersey on the basis if he could run an investment bank to the ground, he did sure run a once proud state to the ground in his first term as Governor.   The people of the Garden State can do better without a former failed Wall Street investment banker running their state as New Jersey needs to get rid of Corzine once and for all.  However, the voters of New Jersey have been short changed with no real conservative alternative for Governor.  The people of the Garden State have been conned enough by their government, they want to take back New Jersey, but because no candidate has made a clear case for taking back New Jersey this is why I will not endorse any of the three candidates for Governor.

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9 Responses to Why my blog is not endorsing anyone in New Jersey for Governor.

  1. tom johnson says:

    Chris Daggett has not proposed increasing tolls. It is one of the many inaccurate statements in Christie’s ads. Daggett has said the next governor is going to have to look at a range of options for financing the virtually insolvent Transportation Trust Fund, including raising the gas tax or tolls.

  2. capper says:

    I am sure everyone in New Jersey is just devastated now.

    • Kyle Maichle says:

      Capper, it’s giving the people of New Jersey a honest, hard look at the governor’s race. Corzine sucks, Chris Christie has ran a horrid campaign by shutting conservatives out of the race. Chris Daggett is another failed retread. Basically, for any voter in the Garden State it’s the lesser of three liberal evils.

      New Jersey’s GOP establishment is all RINO’s. However if Steve Lonegan the real conservative won the nomination, people would be writing Corzine’s political obituary.

      I know Lonegan well and some of the great conservative bloggers in the Garden State who know how the GOP works in that state.

  3. Zach W. says:


    Kyle, I’m sure all three candidates are simply devastated that they haven’t garnered the highly coveted “North Shore Exponent” endorsement.

  4. grumps says:

    Wait a dang minute. If it wasn’t Chris Dagget then who was in favor of increasing trolls? With all of the bridges they have out there it seems only fair.

    Then Kyle could endorse his candidate for Billy Goats Gruff Shepherd.

    • Kyle Maichle says:

      It was Corzine that pushed a 800% toll hike scheme last year. That was because Jon Corzine and his Wall Street mismanagement put NJ bridges in serious disrepair.

      NJ voters have dealt with a lot of con artist politicians over the years. My good friend at Americans for Prosperity-NJ Steve Lonegan defeated ballot questions involving a 1% increase in the sales tax, stopped eminent domain, and prevented taxpayer dollars to going to stem cell research in 2007. In 2008, Lonegan and AFP-NJ stopped the 800% toll hike scheme. Trust me, if NJ voters approved these ballot questions then Garden State would be bankrupt today.

      Chris Christie who is the GOP nominee was a former Morris County Freeholder. In NJ, they call county supervisors freeholders. He raised taxes and HE LOST his re-election bid. NJ deserves better, but this election was the lesser of three liberal evils. If NJ allowed for fusion voting like New York, Steve Lonegan who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP nomination could basically have Christie, Corzine, and Daggett run up other end of the Garden State Parkway.

  5. alexhiggins732 says:

    Seriously…. That claim that Daggett wants to raise sales tax. Politics 101 – to win an election all you have to do is convine the voters your opponent wants to raise taxes.

    Learn the truth about Chris Daggett’s Tax plan. Don’t believe the lies Christie is spreading. The Chris Daggett tax plan does not raise taxes. Chris Daggett Will Cut Income Taxes to 8.97% flat. That’s like a 21% pay raise for everyone.

    While Chris Christie and Jon Corzine have no plan for income tax, Chris Daggett as a plan that means a 20% or more pay raise for everyone in NJ.
    That’s Right Chris Daggett = 20% pay raise

    The truth is the Chris Daggett tax plan lowers taxes and cuts spending:

    * The Chris Daggett tax plan cuts income tax to a 8.97% flat rate.
    * The Chris Daggett tax plan cuts corporate tax by 25%.
    * Chris Daggett’s plan cuts property tax by 25%
    * Under Chris Daggett’s plan the amount of taxes collected stays the same.
    * Daggett’s plan taxes services used by the rich, like Attorneys, Accountants and Architects.

    The Chris Daggett Tax Plan Does Not Raise Taxes. Read The Truth

  6. alexhiggins732 says:

    Regardless of who Chris Daggett hurts, Daggett is not a spoiler and he can win.

    Daggett has broken 20 percent and can win. The Washington Post says at 20% there is a path for Daggett to win and political analysts say with 25% in the polls Daggett can win.

    Now its a matter of getting that last 100,000 votes to get Daggett in a position to win.

    To do that we are reaching out to voters that want to Vote for Daggett but are afraid a vote for Daggett is a wasted vote. So…

    The I’ll vote for Daggett Pledge:

    “I want to vote for Chris Daggett, but only if he has a real chance of winning. He needs pledges from 100,000 people like me. I don’t want to wait til Election Day to find out that those votes existed, but we were all afraid to cast them. So, I’m signing my name below, with my address to prove that I’m real, and pledging that if 100,000 people like me sign up, I will vote for Daggett.”

    Take the I’ll Vote For Daggett Pledge Here

    Spread the word about this pledge, so we can bring an end to politics as usual.

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