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Is John Adler Getting ‘Cut Loose?’

July 23, 2010

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Pelosi Says She’s Ready to Let Vulnerable Dems Lose  

After repeatedly signing off on his party’s unpopular agenda, John Adler may have imperiled his re-election chances so badly that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ready to cut him loose. With Democrats across the country facing an uphill climb toward November, party leaders are forced to pick and choose where they will be playing defense. That leaves some of the most vulnerable Democrats like Adler on their own to defend a record of runaway spending, massive debt, and high unemployment: 

“[Pelosi] knows money is finite, though, and that she may have to cut some members loose as the elections approach. She told Van Hollen not to worry about breaking the bad news. 


“‘I told him he can blame the tough ones on me,’ she said with a laugh.”  

(James Rowley and Patrick O’Connor, “Pelosi Thinks Lioness, Does What Rayburn Never Did,” Bloomberg, 7/22/10) 

“Nancy Pelosi’s comments have left Democrats in swing districts wondering: ‘Am I on the casualty list?’” 

said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. 

“With a party-line record of voting for more spending, bigger government, and fewer jobs, John Adler has plenty of reasons to be worried about his chances in November. Now that his party leaders are all but admitting that Adler’s record is indefensible, it should come as no surprise to him when voters hold him accountable on Election Day.” 


With the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report rating Adler’s race as merely “Lean Democrat,” it looks like Pelosi and her fellow party leaders have already decided that the New Jersey Democrat is a lost cause in November. The Democrats’ campaign arm has already set aside millions of dollars to play defense in districts across the country – and Adler isn’t included

“House Democrats are setting aside more than $7 million for television advertising to help endangered incumbents, a sign that the party’s final march toward November’s midterms likely will be spent on defense, according to a plan obtained by The Associated Press. 


“Ad strategies show the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserving time in media markets represented by incumbents who are top Republican targets. The plan, which describes the final month of campaign planning, shows the DCCC already focused on about 20 contests that political operatives in both parties say are the most competitive.”  

(Philip Elliott, “Dems Reserve $7 Million for Vulnerable Incumbents,” Associated Press, 7/21/10) 

With Adler’s reelection hopes very much in doubt, will Speaker Pelosi reconsider or leave her fellow Democrat stranded on the campaign trail? 

In tribute to Adler being cut loose the Kenny Loggins Footloose video is below.  Somehow I don’t think John Adler is dancing like Kevin Bacon! 


3 Comments leave one →
  1. SpeakUpNJ permalink
    July 23, 2010 1:43 pm

    Great article…and Adler deserves to be cut from the herd and left to die at the ballot box. I just think THIS quote from the article is a bit much….“[Pelosi] knows money is finite”….There is NOTHING in Mother Moron Pelosi’s DNA that even remotely thinks…”Tax Payer Money is FINITE!”

  2. Reform NOW permalink
    July 24, 2010 12:59 pm

    Cut loose??? He ought to be indicted with the rest of the camden democrats for the stunt they pulled with the third party candidate.

  3. August 8, 2010 7:43 pm

    It is time for Adler to GO!!!!!

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