Tag Archive: Jon Corzine

Buying Elections

I received an email today from Ballotpedia (an organization that provides election information) that contained some interesting statistics about election self-funders. Do you know who has the record for the largest self-funding campaign? It’s our former Governor and Goldman Sachs…
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News Roundup for Monday, June 18, 2018

TRUMP’S ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’ IMMIGRATION POLICY 7 members of Congress visit the federal detention center in Elizabeth on Fathers Day, including Pascrell, Pallone and Sires of New Jersey. Pallone said afterwards that the parents have not been told where their children have been…
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Lessons not learned: Sen. Menendez and NJ Politicians Breaking Badly

It is too early to determine the fate of U. S. Senator Bob Menendez who CNN reported will be indicted on charges related to favors he provided to his largest campaign contributor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Sen. Menendez has responded, “Let me be very clear – very clear. I have always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law… I am not going anywhere.” Whether these known favors involve only bending the rules or actually breaking the rules is not yet established. Nonetheless, his actions appear far less ethical than what we should expect.

Unfortunately, this news about a New Jersey U. S. Senator is all too familiar as he would be the fourth in a generation to run afoul of the law. Similarly New Jersey congressmen have created their own problems. Hudson County, the political base of Sen. Menendez, has had its share of politicians breaking badly. Now our governor is under federal investigation with an uncertain future. Recent NJ history has provided plenty of warnings about the dangers of bending and breaking rules – warnings which all too frequently have not been heeded.