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Linda Greenstein replies to that leaked Mercer County video

I reached out to Sen. Greenstein before our posting today of this video, leaked originally to Down With Tyranny, associated with the Blue America PAC, whose ‘paid for’ disclosure appears on the video, and which has endorsed Greenstein opponent Bonnie Watson Coleman. Her campaign sent this statement:

Greenstein:

“This thinly veiled attempt at intimidation from unnamed party bosses unfortunately reeks of the kind of sexism successful women have had to contend with throughout history.  Anonymous smears calling an accomplished female senator “erratic” and claiming that she has a pattern of “confused behavior” is nothing so much as code for “keep the little woman out of our smoke-filled back room.” It is no coincidence that the Democratic Party, on their watch, has never sent a woman to Congress.  Unfortunately for these anonymous party bosses, she has refused to back down from shining the light on how these backroom politicians have worked to promote their agenda. Instead, she will continue to run an aggressive campaign so that every single woman in Central New Jersey knows that their next Congresswoman will never back down from representing the interests of women everywhere, even in the face of intimidation and sexist threats.”

Sen. Greenstein’s reference to accusations that she is “erratic” with a pattern of “confused behavior” come from this post at The Daily Beast by Olivia Nuzzi.

Congressional primaries, even in well-educated districts like NJ’s CD12 are by nature low-turnout, with the majority of party voters paying little attention. That said, is this leaked video from an obviously stressed, and contentious process meeting inside the Mercer Democratic Party enough to impact this race?  

Liberal Bloggers Have Linda Stender’s Back

A bunch of liberal bloggers, including Firedog Lake and Down With Tyranny, have put together a PAC called Blue America to take on the right wing noise machine.

Last week we told you that a astroturf group called “Freedom’s Watch” was using robo-calls blaming Linda Stender for high gas prices because she hasn’t tried to cut the NJ state gas tax.  What they conveniently forgot to say was that our gas tax is the third lowest in the country behind Alaska and Wyoming.

Well, now Blue America has it’s own robo-calls combating the right wing lies, complete with BJ Honeycutt himself, Mike Farrell.

Here’s a You Tube version of their robo-call:

The one thing they’re missing is that our gas taxes are incredibly low.  Since they’re sending it out to a lot of different districts, I guess they couldn’t target the text completely.