By Matt Friedman | September 16th, 2009 - 12:58pm
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Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey Action Committee endorsed the Jon Corzine/Loretta Weinberg ticket today, calling the two “passionate advocates for women’s rights.”

The group praised the Democrats for supporting abortion rights, ensuring access to birth control drugs and emergency contraception and advocating comprehensive sex education.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie is pro-life, though his selection of pro-choice lieutenant governor candidate Kim Guadagno kept the state’s largest pro-life group, New Jersey Right to Life, from endorsing him.

Planned Parenthood brought up Christie’s endorsements by what it called “anti-choice extremists,” including the state’s most visible opponent of abortion, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton).  

Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett is pro-choice.  

The upcoming election is not expected to turn on abortion.  Just one percent of respondents to a recent Monmouth University poll named it as one of the two top issues they want to hear the candidates for governor talk about.   

The Back Room

National progressive group backs Watson Coleman in CD12

The Progressive Democrats of America Co-Founder and National Director Tim Carpenter and State Chair Mary Ellen Marino today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in the 12thCongressional District.

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Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

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"This is the only Tea Party group that endorsed Mitt Romney. These guys are the Vichy French of the Tea Party movement. They're the guys who say 'Viva la France,' and then you can't find them when the fighting starts. Come on." - GOP strategist Rick Shaftan, on the Independence Hall Tea Party group.

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