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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://www.facebook.com/RecordHayes

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.

Trump continues to dominate GOP presidential primary field while Gov. Christie lags in latest poll

northjersey.com — Donald Trump continues to dominate the crowded GOP presidential primary field, while Governor Christie remains at the bottom of the pack, according to the latest national Quinnipiac University Poll. Trump has a commanding lead with 20 percentage points, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent and former Florida Gov.

Christie seeks extension to file financial disclosure forms

northjersey.com — Governor Christie's presidential campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission for an extension to turn in his financial disclosure forms, which Fox News is requiring candidates to file to participate in next week's debate. William Palatucci, the campaign's attorney and a close friend and adviser to the governor, sent a letter to the commission Wednesday seeking a 45-day extension.

Christie stands by marijuana opposition, pushes Keystone pipeline in Fox News interview

blog.northjersey.com — Governor Christie said he won't back off his comments about cracking down on states that allow marijuana usage if he's elected president and he criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton for not directly answering a question at a town hall event in New Hampshire.
Jul 29, 2015

Christie stands by marijuana opposition, pushes Keystone pipeline in Fox News interview shar.es/1sQOMY

Christie: I'll meet with Cuomo, feds on Hudson River rail tunnel

northjersey.com — Governor Christie said Tuesday that he and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are working to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to talk about replacing the Hudson River rail tunnel that has been causing commuter delays. Christie, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, told reporters outside a campaign event in Marlborough, N.H.
Jul 28, 2015

Christie: I'll meet with Cuomo, feds on Hudson River rail tunnel - News - NorthJersey.com shar.es/1s9iGR

Trump, Christie cross Iowa in campaign stops

northjersey.com — Governor Christie may be traversing the early presidential voting states under the "Telling it like it is" slogan, but it was Donald Trump who was getting credit Saturday in one corner of Iowa for being the straight-talking candidate amid a crowded GOP primary field.

Christie touting his conservative bona fides

northjersey.com — Governor Christie spent the past week on the campaign trail hitting key issues that are popular with the conservative voters who likely hold the key to his success as a Republican candidate for president.

In Iowa, Christie criticizes Iran nuclear deal

northjersey.com — Governor Christie attacked President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran during his first town hall-style event as a presidential candidate in Iowa Friday afternoon. Christie said that Obama has put the country's military and law enforcement at risk and that members of Congress from both parties should refuse to support the plan.

Christie’s campaign releases second television ad

blog.northjersey.com — Governor Christie criticizes President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal in a new political ad his presidential campaign is begin airing today nationally and in the New Hampshire media markets. The ad comes after America Leads, a super PAC supporting the governor's presidential bid, began running it's first ad in the New Hampshire media market this week, highlighting the same issue.
Jul 24, 2015

Christie’s campaign releases second television ad | The Political State | NorthJersey.com shar.es/1swxgB

Christie's campaign announces 100 people on national finance team

northjersey.com — The chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, the co-founder of Home Depot, a Pennsylvania congressman and a Connecticut hedge fund manager are among the national finance co-chairs committed to help Governor Christie raise money for his presidential bid. Christie's campaign announced a list of more than 100 people from across the country who comprise his national finance team Wednesday morning, including 12 national co-chairs.

Christie fields questions on Planned Parenthood, gun rights during South Carolina town-hall events

northjersey.com — Governor Christie began his first trip to South Carolina as a presidential candidate Monday by attacking President Obama's tentative nuclear deal with Iran and later fielding questions on social issues like gun rights and Planned Parenthood. Christie's continued criticism of the deal came as a super PAC supporting his presidency began airing ads in New Hampshire highlighting the governor's position on Obama's agreement.
Jul 21, 2015

Christie fields questions on Planned Parenthood, gun rights in South Carolina shar.es/1s4DZo w/ @PoliticalStile

Jul 21, 2015

RT @Record_Melissa: Christie fields questions on Planned Parenthood, gun rights in South Carolina shar.es/1s4DZo w/ @PoliticalStile

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Jul 30, 2015

Great story about Jen's quest to honor the memory of her fiance & make NYC streets safer s.nj.com/EQ1BdKg help: bit.ly/1h9nGij

Jul 30, 2015

While @GovChristie is campaigning in Iowa tomorrow, @LtGovGuadagno will be signing bills to protect the state's beekeeping industry

Jul 30, 2015

Lawyers for N.J., Exxon defend controversial pollution settlement in court - shar.es/1sSxOW via @JamesMONeill1

Jul 30, 2015

@occupybergennj I don't think the NJ press corps would let that go unnoticed ...

Jul 30, 2015

Trump to bring $7M chopper to Iowa State Fair, give free rides to kids dailym.ai/1Sl3hHG via @MailOnline

Jul 30, 2015

RT @johnreitmeyer: NJ's Supreme Ct agrees today to take up a legal challenge of a part of the 2011 reform law that suspended pension cost-of-living adjustments

Jul 30, 2015

RT @NewsWorksNJ: Current HEAT INDEXES across South Jersey. Temp + humidity = Ugh! pic.twitter.com/FQjqQuZXFT



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