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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The New Jersey Senate Primary

What does it mean when a non-campaigning primary candidate, continually described by the media as a mentally ill man living in a group home receives 33 percent of the vote in Camden County and 16 percent overall? If there was any analysis in the media about James Kelly's showing against Bob Menendez in the Democrat’s primary, we missed it.

It certainly seems strange, at least to us, people would go out of their way to vote for a candidate like James Kelly. Obviously these were protest votes against the incumbent Senator Bob Menendez. The fact that 16 percent of Democrats voting in the primary wanted to send this message tells us Menendez is not as strong as the usual suspects would have us believe.

Now on the other hand, Tom Kean faced a candidate in the Republican primary who is active in party politics and received endorsements from some conservative groups. Kean’s challenger, John Ginty, holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago business school and Rutgers law school. He was also a submariner in the Navy from 1988 to 1993.

Most would agree Ginty was a qualified candidate for a U.S. Senate seat and a worthy primary challenger. He garnered 25 percent of the vote. To be sure, Kean had greater financial resources and the backing of the Republican Party establishment, but at least he faced a viable candidate. What’s Menendez’ excuse?



2 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Blogger njgalaxie73 said...

The media, in their utter hatred and disdain for Sen. Kean did everything they could to give John Ginty media exposure. I find it interesting that nobody tried to find James Kelly to give him exposure.

How many people knew that there was a special election to fill out Bob Menendez's unexpired Congressional term and that James Geron was opposing Albio Sires in that race?

As if we didn't know it already, the media has an agenda and picks and chooses what they want to report. What they don't realize is that their attempts to destroy Kean, whether they realize it or not, have actually helped him.

They spent so much time giving John Ginty, a hardline conservative, media exposure to call Sen. Kean a liberal moderate(which isn't true) that he will probably be viewed as the most mainstream candidate in the general election which will make Bob Menendez look like a flaming communist!(which IS true)

Thanks for the assist you worthless media scum!

 
At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Alvin said...

Here, I do not actually consider this will have success.
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