Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) Scares Off Steve Rothman
You know who had a really good Christmas? Rep. Scott Garrett had a GREAT Christmas. Garrett, who Erick noted could have had a raw deal from NJ Republicans, wound up getting a very friendly district (R+4 and kept most of Warren and Sussex County which account for the lion’s share of his Republican votes) and then earlier tonight wound up not having an incumbent Democrat | Read More »
And in NJ…
Garden state tea partiers have received permission from the state Supreme Court to present their case for recalling Senator Robert Menendez. The hearing is to break a conflict between the US Constitution that denies recalls and the NJ State Constitution that provides for them. If the verdict is in tea party favor, it can proceed to collect 1.3 million signatures needed to place the recall | Read More »
New Jersey recall battle sets up constitutional crisis
The NJ Tea Party movement is trying to recall Senator Robert Menendez (D) and has set in motion a proceeding that puts two Constitutions on trial against each other. Phil Sovereignty has blogged: The current case of Committee to Recall Robert Menendez from the Office of United States Senator v. Nina M. Wells and Robert F. Giles is therefore a constitutional crisis within the | Read More »
Real estate shenanigans and the Democratic Party.
Reading Brian Faughnan’s piece about Rep Alan Mollohan’s (D, WV-01) steering earmarks to his landlord while receiving free rent reminded me, of course, of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s (D, formerly IL-05) steering lucrative polling contracts to his landlord while receiving free rent. And now I’ve been reminded by fellow RS Contributor Mark I that Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) notoriously steered earmarks the | Read More »
Senator Menendez (D, NJ) being recalcitrant over spending bill.
He doesn’t approve of the spending bill’s change in Cuba policy (Via Dan Riehl): :The Menendez rebellion was a jolt of political reality for Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Obama, signaling that the solidarity of the stimulus debate is fading as Democratic lawmakers are starting to read the fine print of the bills they will wrestle with in the coming weeks and months, | Read More »
A Senator Gets Skewered
Neil Cavuto, always the smartest guy in the room, interviewed U.S. Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey today.This is very entertaining. No, really!! It is!!So here’s the background…Barack Obama has been talking about his tax rates being lower than those that Ronald Reagan had, but, and here’s the thing, no one really knows which tax rates Obama is talking about. Now, this is not that | Read More »