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With his Opponent Undecided, Adler is in Free Fall

January 26, 2010
John Adler

With his Republican challenger undecided, Congressman John Adler is having a hard time convincing his constituents he deserves a second term.   Ocean County party Democrats who previously supported him are now turning on him.   Adler has done such a bad job he now has a primary challenger.  Former Lacey Township Democratic Municipal Chairman, Barry Bendar, who previously “vigorously supported” Adler has announced he will challenge him in June.  According to a report from Politicker.com Bender said,

“Personally, I went to a number of the town hall meetings, and my feeling is either you stand for something or you stand for nothing, and the way John Adler’s acted recently, it appears to me he stands for nothing,”

One of the votes that is universally haunting Adler is his support of the $787 billion Obama Stimulus package.  Voters believe much of the money was wasted and that many of the projects that were included were added for political reasons.  At the end of the day the economy is not getting better and the taxpayers are left to figure out how to pay for this political extravaganza.

A recent CNN Opinion Poll confirms that the public believes the stimulus plan was a bad idea.  CNN Polling Director, Keating Holland, said,

“One reason why the economic stimulus bill is no longer popular with the American public is the perception that a lot of the money has been wasted. Six in 10 believe that the projects in the stimulus bill were included for purely political reasons.
Nearly three-quarters believe that at least half the stimulus money spent so far has been wasted, and one in five say nearly all of it has been a waste,”

Other independent observers and analysts are noticing Adler’s chances of re-election are eroding.  Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesperson pointed out;

Charlie Cook, a non-partisan political handicapper and the author of the Cook Political Report, has moved his race rating for NJ-3 to a more competitive spot.  Watching John Adler march in lock step with Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing agenda, Cook moved the race from “Likely Democrat” to “Lean Democrat.”

By supporting higher taxes and big government, Adler is out of touch with voters in Central New Jersey, and Cook’s rating reflects this frustration.

One year ago this week, Adler voted for the Obama-Pelosi stimulus bill, a costly plan that has not put people back to work.  With his political hopes disappearing, does Adler regret supporting the trillion dollar stimulus bill?

All four of Adler’s potential opponents will be at our Lincoln Day Dinner on February 25, 2010.   Don’t miss your opportunity to meet South Jersey’s next congressman.  Make your Lincoln Day Dinner reservations today.

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  1. February 21, 2010 9:34 pm

    5th Candidate:
    Mayor Lachawiec is a native of Philadelphia and worked for Phila. Gas Works for 20 years before going to work for Elizabethtown Gas in Elizabeth, NJ. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Univ. in Phila, so he should be acceptable to both Camden and Burlington County. Lachawiec is also a Merchant Marine Officer licensed by the USCG. He is a Vietnam vet and interrogator/linguist. He won the Mayor’s office in Waretown by a landslide. He is conservative, a proponent of nuclear and offshore drilling and energy independence from Middle East oil. He has vowed to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic…bottom line: Philly guy does well in Jersey politics, knows issues dear to seniors, veterans, business, energy, boaters, small towns, and is even a member of the NRA!

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