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When The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Story

Joshua S
July 19,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, This afternoon, Josh Gottheimer’s campaign unveiled a list of “Republicans Who Have Endorsed Josh.”

Except…the facts don’t exactly support the headline.

As is so typical of the dishonest Clinton Playbook, Mr. Gottheimer’s “Republican endorsement” list is filled with Democrats and people that aren’t even registered voters in the Fifth District, much less key “Republican endorsements.”

While Mr. Gottheimer doesn’t want the facts to get in the way of a good press cycle, his list, and the publicity stunt promoting it, is absurd.

Like his mentor Hillary Clinton, Mr. Gottheimer is a Democrat who tries to say all the right things in order to hoodwink voters into supporting him – but will pursue a radical left agenda in office, aimed at repaying the special interests that funded his campaign.

Voters in the Fifth District deserve to hear the truth from Josh Gottheimer – not just campaign propaganda.

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Democrats’ Dumping of Torricelli Could Be Blueprint for What Happens to Hillary

Bob"the Torch," Torricelli

by JOHN FUND June 3, 2016 4:00 AM @JOHNFUND Plan B for November

Hillary Clinton’s mounting political — and possibly legal — problems over her e-mail server led me to write a column speculating that Democrats might move to install Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee if her poll numbers tank between now and the Democratic convention in late July. Biden might be joined on the ticket by fiery progressive senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in an effort to placate furious backers of Senator Bernie Sanders.

My NRO colleague Andrew C. McCarthy called my suggestion “increasingly plausible,” and pointed out that Democrats had made just such a switch in 2002 when their one-vote Senate majority was in jeopardy. An ethically challenged senator, Bob Torricelli of New Jersey, was trailing his GOP opponent by double-digit margins following release of a devastating Justice Department report on his involvement in bribery and campaign-finance scandals. Democrats made Torricelli “an offer he couldn’t refuse,” forcing him to leave the Senate race only 36 days before the election and replacing him with former senator Frank Lautenberg. “The lateness of the switcheroo denied Republicans a meaningful opportunity to campaign against Lautenberg, in violation of state election laws,” writes McCarthy. “But New Jersey’s solidly Democratic judiciary predictably looked the other way.” Lautenberg went on to win in November (although Democrats still lost their Senate majority, and didn’t regain it until 2006).

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