Forrester Sues Over County Party Lines
Well, Doug Forrester didn’t win all the county party lines, so he has taken to the courts to solve his problem. Apparently Forrester has filed suit against his six Republican challengers, the state’s Attorney General and Bergen County Clerk Donovan in an attempt to cancel party lines for June’s primary election based upon convention results. He wants the court to award him the first line in all counties.
It’s hard to believe the perceived establishment candidate is waging war on the Republican county bosses and organizations through the courts. This tactic of going to court over candidates, ballot and voting is usually reserved for Democrats. We hate to see Forrester adopt a similar strategy simply because he doesn’t like an election outcome.
Forrester was cheated in the 2002 Senate race when Democrats went to court to replace Torricelli with Lautenberg on the ballet 35 days before the election. We thought wrangling a win in the courts was bad form then and we believe it is bad form now. Going to court to gain an advantage is a desperation move unworthy of a man of Forrester’s reputation.
Update: The AP has the story now too.