James Whalen

The Bosses Bankroll Whelan - The Sequel

McCULLOUGH FOR SENATE

POLISTINA AND AMODEO FOR ASSEMBLY

 RELEASE:ImmediateOctober 23, 2007

BOSSES BANKROLL WHELAN – THE SEQUEL

“The same Democrat power brokers who bought Jim Whelan his Assembly seat in 2005 and controlled his actions in the Legislature ever since are attempting to replay that scenario in this year’s Senate campaign,” Atlantic County State Sen. James “Sonny” McCullough charged today.

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DeCROCE ASKS AG TO ORDER DEMOCRATS WHO ARE BREAKING THE LAW BY USING STATE RESOURCES FOR CAMPAIGN PURPOSES TO ‘CEASE AND DESIST’

DeCROCE ASKS AG TO ORDER DEMOCRATS WHO ARE BREAKING THE LAW BY USING STATE RESOURCES FOR CAMPAIGN PURPOSES TO ‘CEASE AND DESIST’

 

Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce today asked state Attorney General Anne Milgram to take immediate action to stop four legislators from using taxpayer-funded district offices to gather constituent mail and turning it over to political campaigns for an unknown purpose.

 

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DeCROCE ACCUSES FOUR ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS OF VIOLATING STATE ETHICS LAW & REGULATIONS

DeCROCE ACCUSES FOUR ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS OF VIOLATING STATE ETHICS LAW & REGULATIONS


SAYS VAN DREW, ALBANO, BODINE AND WHELAN HAVE USED STATE WORKERS AND RESOURCES FOR CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

 

Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce today demanded an investigation by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ethical Standards that four Assembly Democrats used partisan staff, district office employees or state resources to further their campaign activities and those of their running mates. 

DeCroce said the evidence against Assemblymen Jeff Van Drew, Nelson Albano, Fran Bodine and Jim Whalen suggests that these ethics violations may be a coordinated effort and part of a pattern of abuse practiced by Democrats across the state. 

The ethics violations were outlined by DeCroce in a letter to Herbert S. Friend, the acting chairman of the joint committee, supported by exhibits and a certified statement signed by a district office employee. A copy of the letter and supporting material were also sent to Albert Porroni, legislative counsel for the joint committee.

DeCroce said the activities of the assemblymen are a “misuse of public resources” and violate the Conflict of Interest Law, the Legislative Code of Ethics and the Joint Rules of the Senate and General Assembly.

 

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