Skip to comments.GOP Has Puzzling Dearth of Opponents Vs. Sen. Menendez
Posted on 12/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Despite poor polling and a recent corruption trial that ended in a hung jury, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has few 2018 challengers because of the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the GOP, Politico reported.
Richard Pezzullo, the runner-up in the New Jersey Republican 2014 Senate primary, is the sole candidate currently for the GOP nomination next year, the outlet reported.
He told Politico he, too, is puzzled by the lack of candidates.
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That probably means that the GOPe (Globalist faction of Whig-Republicans) wants Mennendez to stay and continue his ‘work’.
The GOPe concedes everything.
They’ll fight like hell against a conservative though.
What’s so puzzling? This is California East and there arent any Republicans allowed.
Not puzzling at all...the state is beyond corrupt, beyond fixing and if you run as a conservative you will get it from both sides.
Don’t you know it!
Ask Touche’ Turtle, when he’s done reading The Riot Act to Steve Bannon.
Why is this surprising? The Republicans never supported anyone who ran against Corrine Brown.
It’s the New Joisey Mafia.
Yup. Nothing puzzling about it. In most cases the only difference between a Republican and Democrat here is the name.
As Rush often mentions, for Dems, corruption is a resume enhancer.
There are only a dozen or so republicans.
Democracy, where you get the government you deserve.
If the stories I hear are correct, the Republicans are flying south on a one-way ticket.
A few more in reality. Looking at that famous red/blue by-county election results map, my home is in that small red splotch in coastal Blue Jersey. Our county and the adjoining one to the south went Trump.
This isnt puzzling. The only chance a Republican would have is if hes convicted in a retrial. But if hes convicted he will drop out and replaced by another Democrat who will win
Not puzzling at all. The state has an average IQ of 93. Rutgers University is a glorified junior college. As for Princeton, if it weren’t for the inspiration of Aaron Burr Sr. it would have been located in New York — and for all the good it does New Jersey now, it should have been.
Like a conservative of any stripe stands a chance in New Jersey?
Pezzulo is a decent guy. Ive gotten to know him the last few years, supported him when he ran in the 2013 special election to replace Lautenberg, which Christie screwed us on by calling a special early elections to avoid Booker. He was a Cruz supporter and rabid Anti-Trumper, but has seen the light and seems to be an honest supporter of Trump these days. He wont win, but Republicans max at about 43-44% in most elections here. Its a shame but if the Republican party was cohesive here we might actually win an occasional election. I fully expect Tom Kean, Jr to run this time as well.
Clifford Case was the last Rep senator from NJ. He was elected in 197245 years ago. NJ is more Dem today.
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