Herbert endorsed by General Clark

Douglas Herbert, the Democratic candidate running against Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding, has a general on his side.

That would be Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and one-time presidential candidate. Herbert is a veteran himself, having served with the 2nd Armored Division in West Germany

Clark said:
“Years ago, Douglas devoted himself to our country by enlisting in the Army. Though he has completed his duty honorably, serving in the infantry and with the 82nd Airborne, he has not stopped fighting for the people of this nation. Today he continues that fight as a lawyer, protecting the rights of ordinary people. As a Congressman, he will fight for the people of his district, our country and help restore our nation’s security and prosperity.”‘

Christie campaigning for Whitman

Yeah, it sounds like a joke.
But it’s not. We are talking about Chris Christie who will be in California tomorrow to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. She is running against Democrat Jerry Brown and polls have the race within the margin of error.

The governor plans a town hall meeting with Whitman in Burbank tomorrow afternoon and then a closed fundraiser tomorrow evening.

We look bad in the eyes of the world

The year is 2010 and the United States military still cares whether a prospective soldier is gay. Pretty primitive thinking, no?

Efforts to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell provision have stalled in the Senate. There is plenty of blame to go around here. Senate Republicans are playing politics. All members of the GOP are coming down on the side of discrimination.

The president is to blame as well. Doing away with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and treating all equally is something  that the president can _ and should _ just order.

Guadagno wins praise, but really we don't need a Lt. Gov.

 After eight months, Kim Guadagno is winning kudos for style and grace. Yes, she is professional and classy.

But after eight months, you still have to wonder why New Jersey needs a lieutenant governor.
A story we had today noted that Guadagno attends various ribbon cutting events, but is kept off-limits ro reporters. She often is on hand for Gov. Chris Christie press conferences, but is just about never called on to say anything.

Knowing  that her duties would be minimal, Guadagno was also given the job as secretary of state. Yes, we need a secretary of state, but we do not need a lieutenant governor. That is no reflection on Guadagno, but a reflection on a job that really isn’t.

Starve Christie

Yep, that was a bumper sticker I saw this afternoon. As we know, politics is not for those with thin skins …

At any rate, new poll results will be released tomorrow. Here’s a preview. Christie is still on the plus side, but his approval numbers in New Jersey are  below those of President Obama.

That should whet your appetite.

Christie wants you to give to GOP senatorial campaigns

The governor has written a solicitation letter on behalf of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.   Here is what it says:

When I defeated New Jersey Governor John Corzine last year, it should have been a wakeup call to the Democrats everywhere that voters wanted a better and brighter future for their families. I presented a bold agenda to the people of New Jersey and challenged them to raise their sights…and, of course, New Jerseyans rose to that challenge.

And rather than start in office with small steps, we have attacked our state’s challenges with gusto. Our first budget eliminated a budget gap of more than $11 billion. And we did it without raising taxes.

For too long America has been on a similar course of more spending, more debt, and a weakened economic recovery. We are on an unsustainable path and the American people don’t like what they see.

But now the Democrats in Washington and their liberal allies realize they are in danger of losing everything in November. The President has been traveling around the country raising money for Democrat candidates, and liberal special interest groups are planning to spend millions to prop up their badly endangered candidates.

New Jersey sent shockwaves across the nation by winning in a State that everyone thought was blue. We can do the same in Washington with your help.

The NRSC needs your help to win more Republican Senate seats across the country and defeat the Democrats. Will you contribute $10, $25, $50 or even $100 today to help win all of the races and end the extreme liberal agenda of Democrats in Washington?

We'll have debates in the 11th District

 There will be two radio debates this fall between Democratic congressional candidate Doug Herbert and incumbent Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding. So says Herbert.

The Democrat said that the candidates will meet  Oct. 17 at WMTR studios in Hanover and on Oct. 29 at the studios of WRNJ in Hackettstown.