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Dean, Obama, Rendell to visit NJ this weekend

A bunch of rallies will be held this weekend in support of Jon Corzine:

Saturday, Nov 5

DNC Chairman Howard Dean

  • 10:00 AM Elks Lodge, 110 Hickory Corner Rd, East Windsor. RSVP to Dan Reilly (732) 845-9692
  • 11:45 AM Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
  • 1:00 PM Ramada Inn Franklin, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset
  • 3:00 PM Famished Frog, 18 Washington Street, Morristown
  • 4:30 PM Montclair State University, Student Center Ballroom. RSVP: Email Democrats2000@aol.com Or Call 732-496-7915

    Sunday, Nov 6

    Senator Barack Obama

  • 12:30 PM Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch (TICKETS REQUIRED)
  • 2:00 PM Middlesex County College, Physical Education Building 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison (TICKETS REQUIRED)
  • 3:30 PM Essex County College, Physical Education Building 303 University Avenue, Newark (TICKETS REQUIRED)
  • 4:00 PM Passaic County Community College, College Gymnasium Ellison Street Entrance, Paterson (TICKETS REQUIRED)
  • 5:00 PM Bergen County Courthouse (On the Courthouse Steps), Hackensack (TICKETS REQUIRED)

    PA Governor Ed Rendell

  • 1:00 PM Masso’s Catering, 210 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro
  • 2:30 PM Maple Shade Fire Company, 53 South Maple Avenue, Maple Shade Please RSVP to: 609-877-0185 or amber.oakley@njdems.org
  • Absentee ballot totals largest in Dem strongholds

    Campaigns always want to “bank” as many votes as possible before an election by encouraging supporters to vote by absentee ballot. An added benefit of banking votes is that it eases somewhat the burden on the GOTV operation, since some homes no longer need to be targetted. The law was recently changed to state that voters no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, as was technically required in the past. According to an informal poll, Democrats seem to be benefiting the most (continued below)…

    NJ Freeway Blogging is Legal

    If you’re not familiar with the Freeway Blogger, you really should check him out. This single concerned citizen in California decided to get his message out by making cheap signs and hanging them up along the highway. Thousands of them. He started a movement that has spread to all 50 states. In case you’re curious about what the law is in NJ with regards to placing signs on the side of the freeway, below is an email from the commissioner of NJDOT…

    Enslimen New Jersey

    As New Jersey approaches its gubernatorial election with a clear front-runner, the state has two major issues facing it: property taxes and political corruption.  Unfortunately, Republicans seeming unwilling to focus on these issues at all.

    Instead, they are jumping on a smear campaign.  What happened is the Star-Ledger, the largest circulating newspaper in the state, endorsed Doug Forrester.  Then the S-L published a sleaze piece based on conversations with the Senator’s ex-wife.  This is news?  An ex-wife doesn’t like her former husband?

    Up to this point, Joanne Corzine has kept her thoughts to her self.  Of course, it is her right to speak up to anyone who wants to listen.  She is entitled to tell her side of the story.  Any newspaper who thinks it is news-worthy is within their rights to publish it.  I don’t have a problem with either of these points, though I consider the fact that it is considered news-worthy to be evidence of how our culture has descended into voyeurism.  But, whatever…I don’t own a paper, so that’s how much my opinion is worth to them (exactly one subscription that I’ve never had).

    What does bother me is that this is somehow supposed to translate to a reason to not believe Senator Corzine is going to address either of the top two issues facing the state.  Apparently, the Forrester campaign is willing to use familial disagreements as political fodder.  Corzine cheated on his wife.  Does that mean he can’t ease the burden of property taxes?  Exactly how does that connection get made?  How does it translate into not being able to tell County Bosses to shove it (especially since he already has with at least one)?

    Corzine’s ex-wife gets revenge, Forrester has no shame

    Click here to take a look at Forrester’s TV ad using the words of Joanne Corzine. More from the Star Ledger:

    “Corzine’s ex-wife claims he’s ‘compromised his ideals.’ She also says his affair with Katz broke up their 33-year marriage… Joanne Corzine said she was reluctantly breaking her silence because her ex-husband is giving an inaccurate portrayal of himself in his campaign for governor.

    She said that when she campaigned by his side five years ago, she urged him not to get involved with Democratic political bosses, but he contributed millions of dollars to them to “buy their loyalty.”

    If what she says about Jon and Katz is true, he was an idiot, and I hold the whole thing against him and all other idiotic men who do stuff like this.

    But she’s a disciplined and mastermind bitch for staying quiet for so long and waiting until now to get even.  She’s really trying to get him where it hurts, don’t you think?  Let’s not give Forrester all the credit for this.

    In the end Forrester’s exploitation of it is going to hurt him.  Too many people have had personal relationship problems to give her any credibility other than as a hurt wife.  

    An ex-wife and an 8-year-old

      It’s a sign of a desperate and failing campaign that he would inject family matters into a political context.

        Ivette Mendez
        Corzine campaign spokeswoman

    Joanne Corzine had some unflattering remarks about her ex-husband that were published in the today’s Star Ledger. No surprisingly, the Forrester campaign quickly latched on to her comments. It seems more than a little desparate to me

    Is a candidate’s ex-wife really a source you should be touting? Is anyone surprised that Joanne Corzine has a negative opinion of her ex-husband? In a 2003 statement she blamed politics in part for their break-up. Why wouldn’t she say he compromised his political ideals? She’s been hearing about his ex-girlfriend and the loan he forgave couldn’t have helped. She specifically mentions the ad Andrea Forrester praising her husband. Of course she thinks Jon Corzine let his family down.

    For the record, in Corzine has always said the divorce was his fault, but the Republicans don’t like to mention that because it demostrates honesty and personal responsibility. Forrester went on record holding her comments up as more proof, “that Jon Corzine is wedded to the political bosses.” (Clever little play on words there, Doug.)

    Why would I expect anything else from Forrester. After all, his is the same campaign proclaiming that “Even Kids Don’t Trust Corzine.” I guess they’ve decided eight-year-old Gavin Rozzi speaks for every kid in NJ. That’s one of the front-page items on the Forrester web site, by the way. Man, they really are desperate.

    (Cross-posted on Did I say that out loud?)

    NJ GOP cries about “Scalito”

    In a press release put out this morning, the Bergen County GOP pretends to be filled with outrage over the “ethnic assault” on Bush’s latest Supreme Court nominee.

    A. Kenneth Ciongoli, Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) on Monday demanded an apology for the media’s frequent references to the judge’s Italian heritage and the use of the term “Scalito” to describe him as a clone of Justice Antonin Scalia.

    This is too funny. The right wing was shooting flames out their ears because Bush failed to make good on his campaign pledge to nominate a judge in the mold of Thomas or Scalia. They demanded that Miers’ nomination be retracted. Now they finally get what they want – a Scalia clone, and they’re crying about it. The truth is, they want a Scalia and they know they have one as a nominee, but they’re ashamed of having the rest of the country find out just how extreme their views really are because they know the country would not accept another Scalia on the court if his views were known. So they fein outrage that anyone would refer to him as “Scalito“. They love having a Scalito and what he stands for – what they’re really ouraged about is the possibility of the country realizing it.

    Senator Corzine Is The Right Man for New Jersey

    This is it, New Jersey. This is our time, and our chance, New Jersey, to show the entire country that the agenda of the Neocons in Washington DC is not wanted in our state. We have a man who can change the course of New Jersey for the better in that vein. It is rare when you have the right man in place at the right time. Let’s take full advantage of it now…