Three more days of GOTV and the election is over: Real Clear Politics in the last three polls indicates that in October Sen. Barbara Buono made substantial gains in reducing Christie’s point spread advantage: +33 (Quinnipiac 10/27) +24 (Stockton College 10/28) and +19 (Farleigh Dickinson 10/30). But time is quickly running out. Shame on the bosses, Christiecrats and Democratic leaders who have been indifferent to antagonistic toward her. Personally I think they deserve a flogging or worse. A lot of people have spent a huge amount of effort trying to convince others that Barbara Buono would be a far superior governor than Christie. It has been frustrating that others just don’t get it. There is always a chance she might succeed on Tuesday and that a strong last-minute GOTV will make a difference.
Sen. Buono and Milly Silva have a busy schedule today in five counties.
Barbara Buono: 10:00am, Nutley Democrats Annual Pre-Election Breakfast, The Chandelier, 340 S. Franklin Ave., Belleville; 10;20am, Belleville Democrats Annual Pre-Election Breakfast, The Chandelier, 340 S. Franklin Ave., Belleville; Paramus Democrats Breakfast, 11:15am, The Venetian, 546 River Dr., Garfield; Barbara Buono: 12:15pm, Teaneck Phone Bank, 549 Cedar Ln., Teaneck; 1:15pm, Passaic County Phone Bank, Passaic County Democratic HQ, 668 McBride Ave., Woodland Park; 3:00pm, with NJ State Democratic Committee Chairman John Currie and Senator Nellie Pou, Unity Rally, Hamilton and Ward, 101 Ward St., Paterson.
Milly Silva: 9:30am, Fairview Democrats Breakfast, La Grande Buffet, 127 Bergen Blvd., Fairview; 10:45am, Union Township Democratic Breakfast, Suburban Gold Club, 1730 Morris Ave., Union; 12:10pm, Plainfield Phone Bank, 211 W. Front St., Plainfield; 2:15pm, with Senator Cory Booker, Malandra Hall, New Jersey Road, Camden.
U. S. Sen. Cory Booker will be in Burlington County for two events today on Sunday to help get out out the vote for county and legislaitve candidates. Bring your friends and family members to meet our newly sworn-in Senator. 11:30am, Mount Laurel Rally, Tricia Meadows Clubhouse, 27 Patricia Lane, Mount Laurel; 4:00pm, Burlington City Rally, American Legion Slade-Valentine Post 336, Clarkson & Linden Avenue, Burlington City. We have a chance to turn Burlington County Democratic for the first time in over 35 years.
Even Mitt Romney was suspicious of Chris Christie: Authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in their book Double Down: Game Change 2012 to be published on Monday write, According to a memo on Mr. Christie who left numerous questions unanswered on his vetting form, there were concerns on a defamation lawsuit against the governor from earlier in his political career, on a Securities and Exchange Commission settlement involving Mr. Christie’s brother, on names and documentation of his household help, on information from his time as a securities industry lobbyist, and on his medical history.
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