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Darius Mayfield, Republican Congressional candidate for the 12th district of New Jersey

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East Brunswick NJ, Darius Mayfield is out of our district but he is a great guy and a great campaigner .

With only a day left of early voting ahead of the November 8th midterm election, Darius Mayfield, Republican Congressional candidate for the 12 th district of New Jersey, asked residents for their vote to help put an end to the Democrats’ destructive economic and social policies.

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“Billy” Prempeh for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district

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Paterson NJ, “Billy” Prempeh  is running in the New Jersey’s 9th congressional district against long time congressmen Democrat Bill Pascrell.

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New Jersey Redistricting Map Passes by a 9-2 Margin

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission finalized a deal for a redistricting  map for the next decade, acknowledging some hits a few longtime incumbents will suffer, but referring to core virtues attained in a civil bipartisan outcome: a history-making completely bipartisan product. The commission claims that unlike past redistricting , no single side – Republican or Democrat – could claim total victory, or hang heads in complete defeat. The new map passed 9-2, with members Tom Kean, Jr. (a Republican) and Cosmo Cirilo (a Democrat) voting no on the 11-member commission.

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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican


frice | Wednesday Aug 16, 2006 12:00 AM

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

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Joe Piscopo decides he won’t run as a Republican in N.J. governor’s race

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on March 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM, updated March 18, 2017 at 9:16 AM

TRENTON — “Saturday Night Live” alum Joe Piscopo has decided he will not run for governor as a Republican and instead is planning to declare he will jump into the race to succeed Gov. Chris Christie as an independent candidate, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Piscopo made his decision because he did not begin the process of running early enough to run as a Republican, according to two sources close to the performer who requested anonymity because they did not want to publicly discuss an official announcement that could trigger state election laws on fundraising.

Republican county chairs started the process of making endorsements awarding their ballot lines starting in late January in anticipation of the April 3 deadline to file as primary candidates. Thus far, the lion’s share of endorsements have gone to Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

“You have to be out early,” explained one Piscopo insider. “And he didn’t start early enough.”

The sources say Piscopo was also unwilling to give up hosting his morning radio show on New York City’s 970 AM, owned by the conservative leaning Salem Broadcasting, during the primary season.