Author: murray.sabrin

Notes from the campaign trail

This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of our process and leave it to the reader to make a judgment on the state of our “democracy”.

I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate, an office the GOP establishment has not been able to win since 1972. It’s the worst record of any party in the continental United States.

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The Federal Reserve's Centennial

On December 23, 1913 President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act giving the United States a permanent central bank. All these events took place at the end of what is known as the Progressive Era, a period of supposedly great reforms to benefit the common man.

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The Federal Reserve's Centennial

On December 23, 1913 President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act giving the United States a permanent central bank. All these events took place at the end of what is known as the Progressive Era, a period of supposedly great reforms to benefit the common man.

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Senate President Sweeney's conflict of interest?

The following letter was sent to the Ethics Counsel of the Office of Legislative Services inquiring if Senator Sweeney has a conflict of interest in his role as a union official and the Senate President.  Ms. Hochman referred me to The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards.  

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What is Steve Lonegan thinking?

Steve Lonegan's campaign is imploding faster than a sinkhole in Florida. Instead of focusing on the major issues of the day--Obama's probable military attack on Syria, the NSA spying program on the American people, the Federal Reserve's unconscionable money printing, the unsustainable federal budget, the reckless federal government expansion into health care known as ObamaCare, and dozens of other issues--Lonegan is getting press for his critique of Cory Booker's handling of crime in Newark and the mayor’s sexual orientation.

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Does Chris Christie Have the Winning Formula for 2016?

In a closed-door meeting with the Republican National Committee in Boston on August 15, Chris Christie laid out the template of how the Republicans can capture the White House in 2016. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie made the case for “a pragmatic form of conservatism.” 

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Eck's strong finish, Lonegan's opportunity

Despite losing to perennial candidate Steve Lonegan in the Republican United States Senate primary on August 13, first-time candidate Dr. Alieta Eck garnered 21% of the vote.  With virtually no statewide name recognition and a paltry campaign war chest, Alieta received nearly 30,000 votes.

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Eck versus Lonegan

Below is a letter I sent to The Record about its profile of Steve Lonegan on August 6.

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Chris Christie needs a constitutional lesson

Out in Aspen last week, Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama for continuing some of the policies of President Bush.  Christie said:  “President Obama has done nothing to change the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terrorism. And I mean practically nothing… And you know why? Cause they work.”

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Lonegan is a big government conservative

 

“On the House side, John Boehner intends to prove the crony capitalist critique of the GOP correct.  He’ll vote for a bloated farm bill that subsidizes, funds, and kicks back whole industries that could not exist but for the congressional porkers in Washington.”

That was Eric Erickson, in this morning’s RedState.  Yesterday afternoon, there was another GOP crony capitalism lovefest here in New Jersey.

 

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The Back Room

Trenton mayor's race: Worthy campaign funds surge according to filed ELEC report

Trenton mayoral candidate Walker M. Worthy, Jr. raised more than $75,000 during the most recent fundraising period, boosting his total campaign contributions to date to close to $110,000, according to a written statement issued by his campaign. 

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 15, 2014

East Side Neighborhood Association hosts packed Paterson Mayor's Forum PATERSON – On the eastern end of Market Street stands a restaurant amid the clinging remnants of industry and a city’s trampled history, where inside under chandeliers in front of a crowd of 100 people, seven candidates for mayor made...

Op-Ed

Ryan's Budget Plan

BY ALBIO SIRES This week, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), released yet again another budget with misplaced priorities that will slow our economic recovery and destroy American jobs.  Rather than address the priorities of the... Read More >

Contributors

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This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"A break-in occurred early this morning at the offices owned by Carl Sharif and two others at 660 Stuyvesant Ave. in Irvington, New Jersey. Several items are reported missing, including two laptop computers owned by Carl Sharif. There is also reported damage in the building. The Irvington police were called and a report was filed." - Jeffries campaign spokeswoman Lupe Todd

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