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Westwood, NJ
Political Reporter — Bergen Record
Covers:  hurricane sandy, new jersey state government, new jersey legislature, 2016 election, hurricane sandy recovery, new jersey news, new jersey politics, governor christie

I cover @GovChristie and #NJpolitics for The Record. Tweet, call or email me tips hayes@northjersey.com / 609.292.9862 /https://t.co/cwoRudxCCq

Melissa Hayes's Biography

State House Bureau reporter for The Record (North Jersey Media Group) covering Governor Christie. Prior to moving to the Trenton Bureau I worked as a municipal reporter in the paper's main office covering a group of communities in northern Bergen County.

Before joining The Record in 2010 I spent a year at The Jersey Journal covering Jersey City and Hudson County politics, including a number of federal court cases ...

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Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an education reporter at two weekly papers owned by Packet Publications in Middlesex County

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Many, many, many years ago as a kid before we had a household computer

How is social media changing news?

It's requiring us to be faster and more efficient and helping us reach a broader audience.

Analysis: Can TV tour boost Christie’s ratings?

northjersey.com — Governor Chris­tie's ability to get on seven national television shows and three conservative radio programs in one week is evidence he still has some star power, even though he's a second-tier candidate who ranked ninth in a Quinnipiac Poll released Thursday, said Rick Wilson, a Florida-based Republican media consultant.

N.J. taxpayers billed $89,000 for Christie's travel security costs for second part of year

northjersey.com — Taxpayers were billed nearly $89,000 for travel-related costs for Governor Christie's security detail for the second quarter of this year. Christie's office released the latest data in response to an Open Public Records Act request. For the first six months of this year - before Christie formally entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination - travel-related security costs totaled $273,516.23.
Aug 28, 2015

N.J. taxpayers billed $89,000 for Christie's travel security costs for second part of year - northjersey.com/news/n-j-taxpa…

N.J. taxpayers billed $89,000 for Christie's travel costs for security detail

northjersey.com — Taxpayers were billed nearly $89,000 for travel-related costs for Governor Christie's security detail for the second quarter of this year. Christie's office released the latest data in response to an Open Public Records Act request. For the first six months of this year - before Christie formally entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination - travel-related security costs totaled $273,516.23.

More laws not a solution for gun violence, Christie says

northjersey.com — Governor Christie on Thursday called the shooting deaths of two television journalists an "awful tragedy," but said the country does not need more gun laws to stop such acts of violence.
Aug 27, 2015

More laws not a solution for gun violence, @ChrisChristie says in response to Virginia shooting shar.es/1vphcH

Aug 27, 2015

RT @Record_Melissa: More laws not a solution for gun violence, @ChrisChristie says in response to Virginia shooting shar.es/1vphcH

Aug 27, 2015

Christie: NJ has a low death rate b/c it has a gov "who enforces the law and also supports community policing" (1/2) bit.ly/1KR151u

Aug 27, 2015

RT @MattFriedmanNJ: Christie: NJ has a low death rate b/c it has a gov "who enforces the law and also supports community policing" (1/2) bit.ly/1KR151u

Stop Christie PAC ends operations, citing governor's poor performance in national GOP polls

northjersey.com — Citing Chris Christie's poor performance in national Republican primary polls, the Stop Chris Christie PAC, which formed last year notified the Federal Election Committee Tuesday that it is shutting down. The group, which raised $1,350 and spent $8.74 according to financial disclosure forms, operated a website that attacked Christie's record.
Aug 25, 2015

Stop Christie Pac spent $8.74 trying to block his White House bid, but said Christie was doing it all by himself. shar.es/1vbbdi

Aug 25, 2015

Stop Christie PAC ends operations, citing governor's poor performance in national GOP polls - northjersey.com/news/stop-chri…

Christie, Rabbi Boteach urge Booker, N.J. Congressional delegation to oppose Iran deal

northjersey.com — Governor Christie and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach joined Jewish leaders in New Brunswick Tuesday to urge Senator Cory Booker and New Jersey members of Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Both Christie and Boteach cited their friendships with Booker, the former mayor of Newark, in urging him to not only initially oppose the deal, but to also standup and override President Obama's anticipated veto.
Aug 25, 2015

Christie, Rabbi Boteach urge Booker, N.J. Congressional delegation to oppose Iran deal shar.es/1vHu7Z

Aug 25, 2015

RT @dracioppi: Christie, Rabbi Boteach urge Booker, N.J. Congressional delegation to oppose Iran deal shar.es/1vHu7Z

Aug 25, 2015

@GovChristie & #Englewood's Rabbi Boteach urge @CoryBooker, NJ Congressional delegation to oppose #Iran nuclear deal: bit.ly/1PQjIa1

Aug 25, 2015

Christie, Rabbi Boteach urge Booker, N.J. Congressional delegation to oppose Iran deal - northjersey.com/news/christie-…

Christie ad attacks Hillary Clinton for email controversy

northjersey.com — Governor Christie continued to attack Democrat Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server in two television appearances Monday morning as his campaign released a new ad on the same topic.

Advocacy groups sue Christie over travel security costs

northjersey.com — Three liberal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against Governor Christie and his presidential campaign arguing that taxpayers should not have to pay for the cost of his security detail when he's travelling for political purposes.
Aug 21, 2015

Advocacy groups sue Christie over travel security costs - News - NorthJersey.com shar.es/1tM0JE via @sharethis

Aug 25, 2015

lawsuit argues Christie presidential campaign, not taxpayers, should pay for Christie's security detail travel costs shar.es/1v3yNL

Dallas Cowboys owner hosting fundraiser for Christie

northjersey.com — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his wife will host a fundraiser for Governor Christie's presidential campaign at their Texas home next month. Sam Smith, a spokeswoman for Christie's campaign, confirmed Friday that Jones is co-hosting the Sept. 23 event with Rah Washburne, a Dallas investor and the campaign's national finance chairman.

Iowa House speaker endorses Christie’s presidential bid

blog.northjersey.com — Iowa's House speaker has endorsed Christ Christie's presidential campaign just as the governor heads to the critical first caucus state for a series of events this weekend. Kraig Paulsen, speaker of Iowa's House of Representatives, announced his support for Christie in an opinions piece in the Des Moines Register today.
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Aug 28, 2015

I'm on @News12's Power & Politics this weekend with @kurtsiegelin talking about @ChrisChristie's presidential campaign

Aug 27, 2015

RT @Record_Tara: Don't see Flood's job at RU in danger, but man, he was not smart. University policy says so. shar.es/1vpCEw via @sharethis

Aug 27, 2015

More laws not a solution for gun violence, @ChrisChristie says in response to Virginia shooting shar.es/1vphcH

Aug 27, 2015

RT @RTD_MikeBarber: Read this or any story on who Alison Parker, Adam Ward were. Don't let video of their death be how you remember them. richmond.com/news/virginia/…

Aug 27, 2015

"I think we should be borrowing less money from China, I think we should get our fiscal house in order," @ChrisChristie says on @SquawkCNBC

Aug 27, 2015

While @ChrisChristie is doing a media blitz this morning @AmericaLeads, the super PAC backing him, releases new anti-Iran deal ad

Aug 27, 2015

Christie says his path is the same as every other candidate - winning one of the first three states (Iowa, NH, SC)


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