Blind item: We hear that Tom MacArthur’s people are approaching the unpaid interns of Democrat Aimee Belgard at public events and offering to pay them ten bucks an hour to come over and work for MacArthur.
You’ll remember MacArthur was mayor of Randolph in North Jersey until a few months ago when Jon Runyan’s congressional seat suddenly went up for grabs. MacArthur’s people try to bat away the “carpetbagger’ charge by insisting he was involved in an Ocean County charity ‘for years.’ Good for him. But maybe he didn’t get to meet enough people. Or something.
No doubt Tom MacArthur has lots of money, but if you look closely, like Bill Orr did, the numbers tell a story:
GOP’s Tom MacArthur self-loaned the most of all the candidates for Congress. In both parties: $3 million. But he’s only raised $118,930 in individual contributions. Meanwhile …
Dem Aimee Belgard’s the open seat Dem who’s got the most cash-on-hand: $615,995.
Is MacArthur that hard up for volunteers? And dude, $10 an hour? Really?
Somebody ought to say Thank You to Aimee Belgard’s rockin’ interns.
So I just did.