Republican Linker running for U.S. Senate
By Max Pizarro | May 9th, 2011 - 4:55pm
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Ian Linker of Ridgewood filed today to run for the U.S. Senate against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

"I need to get started early in order to build an extensive grassroots effort," the 40-year-old Republican attorney told PolitickerNJ.com.

“It comes down to my kids,” Linker told PolitickerNJ.com.  “A lot of things have happened that have compelled me to act. I’m one of those folks who feels disenfranchised by politicians. Our government deficits, health care reform and increasing federal powers all significantly contribute to me wanting to run and make a difference for my kids.”

Linker said part of what propelled him were stories about Menendez looking at bailouts for banks.

“There is no reason I can’t be that public figure that can be a friend to the people,” said Linker, who has been a practicing litigation attorney for a decade.

He said he is in the contest to win and has not discussed his decision with other public figure Republicans who may or may not also challenge Menendez.

“I’m doing this for our kids,” Linker said. “I care deeply for them and for our country.”

Linker said he supports a flatter tax, tort reform and health care reform that would include private health savings accounts.

 

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