New Jersey Deserves Better – Part II
Former West Windsor Mayor Douglas Forrester, a businessman who was assistant state treasurer in the administration of Gov. Thomas H. Kean, said many of the state's problems could be solved by sound fiscal decisions and responsible government.
"When you can't pay your current expenses without borrowing, you're insolvent -- and that's where we are," said Forrester, the party's U.S. Senate candidate in 2002. "We can't get (to fiscal responsibility) with the Democrats, no matter who they put up. New Jersey deserves better."
Former Bergen County Freeholder Todd Caliguire and Assemblyman Paul DiGaetano both echoed that statement as they attacked state Democrats. "Politics in New Jersey needs an extreme makeover, and it's going to take someone outside the Trenton establishment to do it," Caliguire said.
"In New Jersey, we deserve a lot better leadership than we've been getting recently," he added, calling Sen. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., a "Wall Street tycoon" who wants to run for governor "before he's done anything in the office he has now."