Rothman prompts Democratic Party voters to contribute to Pascrell
By Max Pizarro | October 5th, 2012 - 12:18pm
| More

Vanquished by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell in the June Democratic Primary, U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman today sent out a letter on Pascrell's behalf to blunt the $500,000 Sheldon Adelson-fueled onslaught of Bergen-based GOP challenger Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. 

"As you know, I was recently engaged in a primary contest with my friend, Congressman Bill Pascrell," he wrote in his letter to voters. "Bill and I have been friends for 16 years, and, despite our spirited primary contest, we remain good friends and will continue to be when my term is over at the end of this year. I’d like to ask you to join me in supporting Bill as he moves towards Election Day.  Bill has long been a Democratic champion for middle class taxpayers, and has proven time and again his willingness to lead the charge in the fight against the right wing extremists’ agenda of divisiveness and obstruction."

In his letter, Rothman drew attention to the Adelson gift to Boteach, a resident of Rothman's home town of Englewood.

"News reports suggest that Bill Pascrell is the target of a radical conservative Super PAC which is expected to spend significant funds to defeat him," said Rothman, prompting voters to contribute to Pascrell. "With everything at stake in November’s election, it is important that we join together and ensure that Bill has the funds to fight back and deliver a Democratic victory across the whole ballot here in Northern New Jersey."  

The Back Room

Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(7-16-14) Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting - Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"As soon as you step into the lake on foot or in a boat, you're in the state's domain. I feel bad for the snake, and I hope it gets rescued before it dies when it gets cold. It didn't mean to get let out there. This snake should be one thing we can get together on and not worry about party affiliation. Unless the snake's a Democrat." - Republican Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish

- PolitickerNJ

Poll

Do you think Gov. Chris Christie's RGA travels benefit New Jersey?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources