When Steve Rothman decided to move into the new 9th Congressional District to challenge Congressman Bill Pascrell, most political observers knew things would get nasty. But no one knew the Rothman camp would resort to outright lies. PolitiFact even went so far as give the Rothman campaign a “pants on fire” ruling for an outrageous distortion of Pascrell’s record on taxes. Rothman will do and say whatever it costs to keep his seat in Congress – even if that means lying.
Voters aren’t going to be tricked into believing the lies coming from Rothman and his campaign. Bill Pascrell has a strong record fighting for core Democratic values, protecting the middle class, and pushing back against Tea Party extremists. Bill Pascrell didn’t run from the fight against the Tea Party, Steve Rothman did when he packed up and moved away from the fight against Scott Garrett in order to take on a Democrat. The Star Ledger summed it up best: Rothman’s cheap shots are tarnishing his record. Last week on The Brian Lehrer Show a former Rothman supporter expressed her frustrations, stating: “when it got cleared up, and I found out was really a kind of dirty politics the way he was saying these things about Pascrell, and each one can be explained, I’m voting for Pascrell.” We need Bill Pascrell in Congress fighting for us like he has his whole career.
Watch for yourself and don’t believe the lies coming from Rothman’s campaign: