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What happened last night? Romney got away with murder on middle class. No mention about 47%, No mention about Bain Capital, No mention “I like to fire people”, No challenging him on his Tax returns, no challenging Romney about shipping jobs overseas, No challenge on his investment in Cayenne Island, No going after him about his Romney Care. Millionaire tax cuts. How about Romney advocating to go

to war with Iran? No mention, nothing, Zero.
What happened to President Obama? Why did he look that flat? Why did he look so dehydrated? Why wasn’t he looking at Romney, and ask him questions about his flip flopping on issues? Why did he let Romney walk on him like that, without punching back? Could it be that, the president was dealing with some foreign policy issues during the day? Why did the president accept to have his first debate on his wedding day anniversary?
I mean Romney has said stupid stuff, and yet the president just stood there and said nothing about Romney’s record. The philosophical approach does not work when your opponent is taking you in a mud slide fight.
When somebody punches you hard, change your stance and punch harder. Romney is sitting on so many time bombs and yet, the president did not challenge Romney on any of his flip flopping stances. The mistake Democrats are making, is assuming all Americans are savvy, and know what’s going on.
Mr. President, your campaign advisor said Americans know the truth, and I am saying no they don’t. Many are not interested in reading long essays, or going to read on your website. They are babies. They need to be fed porridge every morning.
Not many people follow the blogs, or stick to a television set. A debate is a huge thing, and should not be underplayed. Many Voters wait for that moment, and President Obama just brought back Romney back in the race. He should have finished him off, by asking him to explain himself about the 47% remarks, About Bain Capital, and about how he, Romney was part of shipping jobs overseas. Again what happened to President Obama last night? I still do not trust Romney with the middle class and immigrants. So even if he shined on the first debate, having experience with Christ Christie, taught me a lesson not to trust anything that comes out of a Republican mouth.
 
 
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Dear readers  of this blog,

I would like to apologize for being  quiet for a long time.  Time to get to work.

I can admit one thing, The rhetoric from both parties, Democrats and Republicans threw me off the cliff. The 2010 election, was so disgusting . As you can see , My last blog was in 2010. As many of you know I blogged a lot about politics, specifically election years, 2008, and 2010. The Rhetoric against immigrants and towards the sitting president turned me off. However, I am here to announce to you that I am back. I can’t sit back and just watch on the sideline. I will talk a lot about  immigration, since I am an immigrant. I will talk about the 2012 election, and I will call out any politician who is flip floping  just to win an election.

I will also talk a bit about my back ground, my native country, issues of my native country and what is going on outside this world for education purpose only.

Warning:  I am a well informed immigrant and, and registered Independent voter. If you punch me, I will punch back harder.

I am not afraid to call out hypocrisy, so fasten your belts, because  it’s going to get hot in here. At the end of the day we all want a peaceful happy America that gets along with many countries.

I am an Independent voter, and a proud immigrant, who not only pays attention to what politicians say, but also takes pride in helping others, and, the vulnerable in my community.I am a strong advocate for women across the globe as well.

I decided to change the title of this blog, so that it reflects, who I am. I am an immigrant, just like every person living in America. You are all immigrants, except the native Indians. Whether you crossed the ocean in 1607, or you came yesterday, the point is, it does not make you better than others who came after you.

I fully supported the sitting president in 2008, and guess what? I will still support him this year. Call me what you want , but truth is, I pay attention to details.

The fact that the Republican minority leader of the senate Mitch McConnell, and, the  leader of the house John Boehner, declared that they want to make sure president Obama is a one term president, I  can’t trust, or support any policians who just turn against his own sitting president in the time when this country needs to unite, especially after the election. Republicans and some Democrats could not put the party line aside and make a compromise, for the sake of your country.

It’s not that President Obama’s supporters threw him under the bus, the problem is, any normal American who  pays attention to politics , is disgusted with the system, where money is buying elections.

As long as no politician or any corporation pays my bills, you have no right to shut me up, especially when I pay my fair share of Taxes and you refuse to pay your share, you hide your taxes, you  dodge your obligation to pay your taxes, but come hard on a people  like me, expect me to follow all the laws, including paying my taxes.

That is why I am back, and that is why I am here to voice out my views and opinions.

Stay tuned for more …..


MY OPINION

November 02, 2010.

Vote Theise  For Congress. Today is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.

  1.  Express Times:- ” Theise makes a more balanced argument to steer the country out of its crisis, and we endorse his candidacy. He is showing a willingness to engage the public and debate in a way Garrett did not in this campaign. While most incumbents claim this advantage, Garrett seems to be taking it to an extreme.”
  2.  Michael Fremer:-We deserve moderate, responsible representation in Washington. We haven’t had that since Marge Roukema retired.”
  3. The Records:- “Democratic challenger Tod Theise would bring a very different voice to Washington, one that deeply understands the district’s conservative base, but is more in line with the state’s social values.   Keeping a close eye on federal dollars and trying to rein in spending where necessary is a wise and good thing to do, but we do not believe a congressman who votes against nearly every bill simply on fiscal grounds best serves the people of the 5th District.”
  4.  Theise will never vote against the will of middle class.
  5.  Theise will fight to bring back 9.8 Billion back to New Jersey from Washington by introducing the law when elected for every state to get a minimum of 75 cents minimum back to every tax dollar we send to Washington.
  6. Theise believe in being our brother and sisters keepers in time of hardships. We rise and fall together as Americans.
  7. Theise is a uniter and not a divider.
  8.  Theise wants tax cuts for Middle class not only the 2% rich. He criticized the Bush Cuts  in contributing to the deficit that brought this country to its knees from 2000 -2008. They contributed to a lot of unemplyment because jobs were shipped abroad.
  9. Theise Supports investing in America and creating jobs for Americans.
  10.  Theise supports the Obama health care law. He believes it has good things in it but should be improved to remove mandates.
  11.   Theise  understands that, punishing people who try to follow the law is not a way todeal with Illegal immigration . The immigration system should improve and  for undocumented immigrants living here, he wants to revive the guest-worker program backed by Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush. For people brought to the United States when they were small children, he supports finding a way for them to apply for citizenship.
  12.  Theise does not support privatization of Social security. Seniors will lose their money if that happened.

 Why Should you retire the incumbent Garrett his  opponent ?

Garrett  voted against everything that benefits middle class Americans. 

  1. He voted against bills to help Hurricane Katrina victims ,
  2.  He Voted against  providing a Medicare prescription drug benefit plan,
  3.   Twice he voted against a bill to ensure medical care and compensation for Ground Zero workers. 
  4. He also has voted repeatedly against extending unemployment benefits.
  5.  He voted against Senior Financial Empowerment Act 2010 H R 3040
  6.  He voted against Consumer protection Act
  7.   He voted against Medical Relef Act H R 3421
  8. He voted Against Small Business Development  H R 1845
  9.  He voted against  Natural Risk Reduction Act 2009 H R 3820
  10.  He voted against Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act H R 4626
  11.  He voted against Energy jobs for Veterans ACT HR 4592
  12.  He voted against Plain Writing Act

The list is too long to list all the bills Garrett voted against. He is fine with collecting Government funded benefits and his big salary.

Did I also mention that he has made a career out of politics? In Warren county the worse thing is cronyism, We have people like Republican DiMao  Assembly man  collecting two checks from the government, funded by the tax payers. typical of the Republican hypocrisy.

They want small government and yet they are always lining up for government jobs. Republican Acetturo lost his election for Freeholder, an antic dealer by profession, now  has been appointed to head the motor vehicle department.. How is that shrinking the size of government? I thought Government is bad…

Coming back to Garrett, he should be sent packing. He does not represent the middle class but  foreign corporations and financial institutions who got the bailout  from the government , as evidenced below:

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000743&cycle=2010

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Garrett  Foreign Corporation REPRESENTATIVE (R – NJ)  

Donors (Big Corporations)

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Rank   Contributor   Total   Indivs   PACs  
1 Ridgewood Renewable Power $12,000 $12,000 $0
2 Bank of America $10,500 $500 $10,000
3 GFI Group $10,200 $10,200 $0
4 Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 KPMG International $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 New York Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers $10,000 $0 $10,000
9 Harris FRC $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Mobile Fabrics Inc $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Permal Group $9,600 $9,600 $0
12 American Shipping & Logistics Group $8,600 $0 $8,600
13 Hartford Financial Services $8,500 $0 $8,500
14 FMR Corp $8,250 $250 $8,000
15 ACA International $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Investment Co Institute $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Valley Health System $7,500 $7,500 $0
19 BASF SE $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Managed Funds Assn $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Prudential PLC $7,000 $0 $7,000
         
 

Top 20 Industries

 

contributing to Campaign Cmte      
Industry   Total   Indivs   PACs  
Securities & Investment $131,310 $52,310 $79,000
Insurance $129,300 $12,100 $117,200
Retired $63,872 $63,872 $0
Lawyers/Law Firms $42,791 $31,791 $11,000
Real Estate $36,075 $14,575 $21,500
Misc Finance $31,760 $12,760 $19,000
Commercial Banks $31,500 $9,500 $22,000
Accountants $30,400 $4,400 $26,000
Finance/Credit Companies $27,500 $0 $27,500
Oil & Gas $26,400 $9,900 $16,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $24,600 $9,600 $15,000
Health Professionals $18,900 $16,650 $2,250
Electric Utilities $18,500 $0 $18,500
Lobbyists $18,210 $17,210 $1,000
Republican/Conservative $16,750 $14,750 $2,000
Business Services $16,700 $15,700 $1,000
Automotive $15,050 $9,050 $6,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $14,400 $8,400 $6,000
Pro-Israel $13,050 $12,050 $1,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $12,875 $11,375 $1,500
                 

Guest post

Tod Theise Demands that Scott Garrett Resign his Office Immediately

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            CONTACT:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

September 30, 2010

Congressional Candidate and first responder calls out Garrett for voting

Two times in less than two months to deny 9/11 heroes life-saving medical benefits

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today called upon Congressman Scott Garrett to resign his seat based on Garrett voting twice in less than two months to deny the heroic 9/11 first responders medical benefits necessary to save their lives. 

Theise, who serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and works with first responders, issued the following statement:

“Congressman Scott Garrett irreparably dishonored his office by voting not just once, but twice, to deny health care funding for the heroes that responded to the call of duty on September 11, 2001.   This isn’t a campaign issue for me.  It is personal.

I currently serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard (the “Guard”).  The Guard is a volunteer military force whose stated mission is to augment the New York National Guard (unfortunately, New Jersey has no counterpart to the Guard).  We train primarily in the areas of emergency management and response.  In the likely event New York City is once again subjected to a 9/11-scale attack, I will be called upon to serve alongside the same courageous breed of first responders that Scott Garrett callously cast aside with his vote.

Every single member of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation other than Garrett – both Republican and Democrat – twice voted to honor these brave men and women by extending them health care coverage to treat the grievous damage they suffered defending our nation.  These twelve Congressmen recognized that New Jersey was uniquely impacted on September 11th and that the heroic actions of these first responders were the only thing that prevented an even greater loss of life.  Now these same first responders who gave life to so many need our assistance to save their own lives.  They can count on my full and unwavering support.  How Scott Garrett can turn his back not once, but twice on these patriots is utterly un-American and patently treacherous.  

My candidacy stands for far more than simply being elected to Congress.  It is about standing up for those patriots who gave all to protect our nation in its darkest hour.  I can never erase from my mind the image of fire fighters receiving their last rites as they prepared to head into the towers.  These men and all those that served that day understood the true nature and cost of honor.  The people of the 5th district deserve a Congressman who shares this understanding.  And it is not Scott Garrett.  I am demanding that Garrett immediately resign his office based on his disgraceful conduct. 

Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.  Tod is a licensed New Jersey attorney and works in Manhattan as a Senior Litigation Analyst at a major international law firm.  Tod contributes to our nation’s security by serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and is trained in various areas of emergency management and response.  Tod lives in Washington Township (Warren County) with his wife and daughter.


News Release
August 28, 2010

CONTACT:
Tod Theise
973-986-2237
theiseforcongress@gmail.com
http://www.theiseforcongress.com

Tod Theise Calls Out Chris Christie on Schundler Firing
Congressional candidate says Schundler was scapegoated for Christie’s costly blunder

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today criticized Governor Chris Christie for firing Education Commissioner Bret Schundler over $400 million in lost education funding. Theise, a former Republican, made it clear that he expects Governor Christie to demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the epic blunder that robbed New Jersey schools of the massive allotment of federal funds.

“I knew Bret Schundler back when I was a Republican,” Theise stated. “Whether you agree with Bret or not, he has always been a man of impeccable character and has a heart for people rarely seen in politics. He is not someone who deserves to be thrown under the proverbial bus by a Governor incapable of taking accountability for his own inexcusable mistake.”

Harkening back to the days of Harry Truman, Theise said, “The old expression ‘the buck stops here’ comes to mind. I am disappointed that Governor Christie not only scapegoated Bret, but also tried to blame the Obama administration for his screw-up. A true leader accepts responsibility and seeks forgiveness from those he serves. “

“My thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family as he has to deal with this regrettable display of cowardice by the Governor. I hope that conservatives, moderates and progressives rally around Bret as a matter of principle and hold Governor Christie accountable for his actions. This incident isn’t about partisanship. It is about right and wrong. And what the Governor did was clearly wrong.”

“Unfortunately, Chris Christie has a tendency to ignore opportunities to bring money back to New Jersey. When I attempted to discuss my Fair Share NJ tax plan with the Governor – a plan that will bring back $9.8 billion to New Jersey – the Governor refused to speak with me, telling me that he would talk to me only if I won the election. I guess I’ll just have to win to get an audience with Governor Christie.

Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District. Tod is a licensed New Jersey attorney and works in Manhattan as a Senior Litigation Analyst at a major international law firm. Tod contributes to our nation’s security by serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and is trained in various areas of emergency management and response. Tod lives in Washington Township (Warren County) with his wife and daughter and their five dogs.

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It is Easter Weekend Saturday, nice and sunny, warm about 70 degrees. I am at the Democrats Head quarters doing my volunteer work. I am hanging out in the office with a good companion, my dog Smokey.

What is going on in NJ 5th District – Warren County?
This year Democrats candidates are running for office;
Tod Theise, who ran for office as a democrat freeholder candidate against Angelo Acceturo, is running for US Congress in NJ district 5 against the GOP ” god” Scott Garrett who votes “NO” on every policy that benefits the middle class.
Tammy Smith, who ran last year for NJ assembly in the 23rd district, is running for Surrogate and Robert Gara is running for Sheriff.
I call these candidates “brave hearts.”
On the other hand, the GOP opposition is going crazy with their Tea party rallies against the Health Care. A Tea Party Rally is scheduled for April 10 2010 at 10.00AM in Warren County headed by State Senator Mike Doherty.

See what we are up to in Christie’s base counties

Doherty ( R-Warren-, Hunterdon) and assembly woman Alison Littell McHose are calling on New Jersey attorney General Paula Dow to join attorneys in other 14 states in a lawsuit against Health Care which was signed into law last week claiming it is unconstitutional. No republican in either house of congress and senate supported the bill.

HYPOCRICY: GOP Spending is Not Wasteful until Democrats Spends.
Now try to match the two. Saturday is a Tea party Rally against health care in Warren County, at the same time,  GOP- Warren county Board of  freeholders approved the $7.3 million for the purchase of 445 Marshall street in Phillipsburg and some renovations on the existing Warren county community College. For clarity sake, I am pro- education, and I welcome any expansion to Warren County College, because this will benefit our students who are future leaders.
..But what I have a problem with, is the hypocrisy of the Grand Obstruction Party, who wants to have it both ways. This is the state with a Republican governor who is panting over Democrats spending and cutting all state education Aid.

His Budget cuts has also led to the closure of  Psychiatric Hospital.

Along with other cuts announced , Gov. Chris Christie called for closing the 310-bed hospital with about 600 employees in Lebanon Township by June 2011. Many have called this as a reckless move by Govenor Chris Christie.

Also, last week Christie was in montclair addressing high school student at Montclair high school, explaining himself out why he is cutting education funding. Here is the GOP governor talking to students last week. Remember essex county is highly dominated by Democrats, and that is where he targeted most of his cuts. Not Warren County.

WEST ORANGE — “Facing a dramatic cut in state aid, West Orange schools plan to lay off 84 staff members, including 33 teachers, to make up the difference.”

In Warren County ( Christie’s base) the project worth $7.3 Million just got approved, at the same time, this is the same GOP County and tea party groups who are protesting the government for passing health care , while their GOP governor Christie, is crying foul over the state deficit.
Is  this the same governor who will pay for half the price of the approved Project in Warren County?

 Are Christie’s cuttings only targeted in the heavily Democrat populated counties? What is this game about?
It is ok for GOP to spend, but it is not ok when it is a Democrat coming up with any type of project. This is hypocritical, or should I say playing double standards to win voter support on both sides?

This is where I have a problem with GOP leadership it is all about bulling people;

Christie is still out fighting the teachers in NJ, what I find troubling is. Why can’t he fight his own base as well? How can Chris Christie look into people ‘s eyes and say he is trying to balance the deficit by cutting spending , when his base is benefiting, by advocating for the rich?

 According to the Warren County Reporter and express times, the $7.3 million project will be financed by the bond ordinance, and half of the project will be financed by the state, since the state is responsible for the debt service on bond through the chapter 12 state funding program, which was created to help finance facilities at county colleges since colleges are not permitted to take on debt. Hmmm.

What is wrong with this picture? Closing the hospital, and substuting it for something else that can wait until the state is out of recession?

Listen Tea Bags; you cannot have it both ways.
I love Warren County; especially living in the midst of the opposition is so much fun.


Today Warren County Voters will decide whether to keep their same old Republicans Freeholder Everett Chamberlain and Angelo Accetturo for Freeholder Board or Vote for Democratic Challengers Adam Fitting and Tod Theise .

If  Democrats Candidates wins, it will be the first step in bringing change to Warren County that has been for Republicans for  a long time. There are issues that has been a concern to Warren County, and have gone under the rug for a long time, because of one party rule that feel Warren County Voters  have no rights to know and vote on big projects. Residents are so outraged by that fact. We will know tonight who they vote for. SAME OLD SYSTEM, or New Face like the Express Times pointed out to Warren County Voters. Here

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1256875589251940.xml&coll=3

Residents joined the Democrats,to help with making calls and distributing literature. Like seen below residents came in to help. elections 008The issues of firing two teachers by the school board appointed by the Freeholder board at the Votec outraged  many  residents.  Also the hidden project of Building the $ 30 Million library in an accessible  corn field in white town ship close to the county jail , and cutting the budget from the schools and existing libraries across the county,has left resident with questions of intent.

So they are looking forward to replace the incumbents Freeholder Board.

Democrats this year gave the GOP Freeholder a big Halloween surprise when their little secrets were brought out in the open by their challengers who have worked tirelessly talking to residents and studying how this county is run.

Good news  and light for Democrats is that , this year they have 23 Democrat candidates running to challenge Republicans, starting from township city council , Freeholder,Assembly and Senate.John 158

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Warren County Dems at work. You know when you are treated like a step child by your parents, you work harder to prove your point.elections 035John 156

Democrats  this year made a memorable campaign, even if they had no much support from the  governor s’ campaign staff. Corzine’s campaign did nothing to sell the Governor in Warren County. John 045The  fight to win Warren County can be seen in the pictures below. This group worked their butts off. What ever happens today, they deserve a thank you note.

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The faithful Democrats still carried and campaigned for the unpopular governor Jon Corzine.

My take on this is, few democrats in Warren should get high five if Jon Corzine gets  votes from Warren County.elections 026 I think It was very irresponsible for the Corzine Campaign to abandon Warren County when it has 14000 registered Democrats and 27 000 independent many of them who voted Democrats last year. I jumped in to help and worked day in and out puting up signs , wen I realized no one from the Corzine Campaign was putting up signs for the governor. The only work I saw was people asking for his Photo ups. I became desparate when I saw Christie ‘s signs all over the county, with Zero for Corzine. Even when, we called several times to ask for Corzine Material, we had a negative response from the Corzine Campaign. It took Candidate Tammy Smith to drive up and down soliciting for the Corzine literature and Rd Signs. That is how we managed to put up some signs.

One Spanish Volunteer, took it upon herself to go round and picked up signs around the state and gave them to me. The Corzine campaign should be ashamed of themselves, especially those who were given the responsibility to cover Warren County. This is unacceptable and should not be repeated in future. The Corzine Campain staff , not only over worked the President, but candidates like Tammy Smith and Tod Theise here,  and  few volunteers  who signed up to help the local candidates .  I am so pissed , about this irresponsible actions.

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Tired candidate Tod Theise 7 days before the election elections 027

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Recap of the dress code . It appears blue is a great color. Republicans now are wearing blue. So that left some of our candidates with no choice, especially for Freeholder race. What dress code and color did Democrats candidate use? surprise!!!!

Remember  in June, I pointed out how the Republicans  switched their dress Code to blue . Well Democrats like Tod Theise gave them a nice Apple sign that is not only unique ,but has left every Resident talking about how cute and refreshing it looks. Theise is now referred to as “the guy with the apple sign.”

Democrats Signs

Apple sign. Democrat Candidate for Freeholder  Tod Theise Challenging  GOP Incumbent Angelo Accetturo .elections 052

Adam Fitting – Freeholder Candidate for Democrat Challenging Incumbent GOP Everett  Chamberlain

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Harvey Baron for Senate, Tammy Smith, Bill Courtney for AssemblyAre all Democrats Challenging GOP Candidates, Doherty,Dimaio, and Peterson

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Republicans Signs and singing the message of change below.

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The freeholder race is the focal point as it just awakens the sleeping residents. Residents have learnt a lot of  issues in the past months and are not happy with the GOP incumbent Freeholders. GOPers endorsed and  are backing  the Democrats Candidates.

Let me introduce you to the courageous men and women in action who are fighting to change Warren County. These pictures were taken on Sunday , Warren County Halloween Parade where candidates took advantage to push for votes.

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Democrat Candidate Tod Theise was a former Republican, who got disgusted with his own party. He changed his affiliation and Voted for President Barack Obama, because of what he believes in and liked what Democratic Party stands for.
Theise is Challenging Republican incumbent Angelo Accetturo.

Adam Fitting

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The two Democrats merged and made a strong team to hammer and shred off the  GOP incumbents.

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Democrat Assembly Candidates

Below  is  Candidate for District Assembly Seat Tammy Smith .

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Candidate for the second D Assembly seat Bill Courtney

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Fro Senate Seat is Harvey Baron in a red sweater with Candidate for Assembly Bill Courtney

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Candidate for Freeholder Tod Theise, Candidate for Senate Harvey Baron, Candidate for Assembly Bill Courtney chatting before the parade.

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Below was part of the Parade

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