By Max Pizarro | January 21st, 2013 - 10:57am
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On the National Mall, Spencer awaits Obama's Swearing-In

Attending President Barack Obama's inauguration on the National Mall, Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D-29), Newark, said she looks forward to hearing what Obama expects to accomplish in a second term.

"In particular I am waiting for him to address big issues: immigration, gun control, healthcare," Spencer told PolitickerNJ.com

The Newark Assemblywoman went down to Washington, D.C. with a friend and described her second Obama inaugural as "very personal for me."

From her position at 12th and Constitution, she said she could see a troop of 30 Newark Police officers in attendance at 10th and Pennsylvania. 

"For me, the significance of the inaugural is, yes, he's African-American, yes, it's his 2nd term, but the significance is the country is turning, the attitude is changing. The issues he's dealing with that he will address will ultimately impact the future of this country," Spencer said. "His decisions will change the country."

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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