Donald Payne is one of my favorite Congresspersons. He has an excellent voting record, and heres an example why:
Donald Payne voted with Republicans in 2010 against the Disclose Act. (Hr 5175)
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections
So many amendments had weakened the original bill- worst were the exemptions to disclosure, (Like Green Peace and NRA), that Donald Payne felt he couldn’t vote for it.
SEIU, UAW and the AFL-CIO have rated Donald Payne 100%.
I’ve asked Freeholder Carol Clarke if she had considered running for Donald Paynes seat, a few times… but I think she loves Essex County to much.
One of the many people I’ve met thru DFA, is Newark Councilman Ron C Rice, before he ran for council. Hes impressive in his due diligence in representing the people of Newark’s West Ward, in a quite conversation on housing and the effect of the Bayonne Boxes that developers were erecting in Newark, he spoke of something better than that. Knowing that knocking down old row housing and building new row housing was not a long term net plus solution.
Ron spoke at a Tom Wyka fundraiser in Montclair in 2008, before the end of the afternoon, I joked with Ron, “So Ron when are you running for Congress?’. And in 2010 at a Rice fundraiser at the Spot Lounge in Newark I asked Ron again, when are you going to run for Congress. Its become a running gag between us.
But seriously dude, when are you going to run for Congress?