Just Sayin’, Our Bench Blows Theirs Away

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Looking at the roundup for Sunday I was struck by the incredible bench we have in the New Jersey Democratic Party for state-wide national office.  And how thin a bench the Republicans have.

For an open US Senate seat we have: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Congressman Rush Holt, State Senator Shelia Oliver, Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman Bill Pascrell, State Senate President Steve Sweeney.

The GOP has mentioned running Joe Kyrillos again, or maybe Tom Kean.  Tom Kean’s district mate Assemblyman Jon Bramnick gets a mention, but everyone says, “Who?” Geraldo Rivera even put his hat in the ring, though polls tossed it back at him.

It’d be nice if we were that strong for House seats that should be competitive, especially with the allegedly moderate GOPers here in NJ voting to back crazy Tea Party bills and budgets.  Why can’t we find strong candidates for those seats, fund them well and take back our House majority?

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