Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Rush Holt, representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open US senate seat.
How do you answer the questions, "Who are you?" and "Why should NJ voters pick you over the other candidates?" without using the word 'I'?
My preference is for a candidate that runs himself up rather than run his opponents down. Lonegan's interview yesterday would have had nothing to it at all if Obama weren't in office. "Obama is a boogie man!" is so 2010...
I'll take Rush's methods - He may just have a new campaign slogan to go along with "My congressman IS a rocket scientist'..."Powered by progressivism, Governed by the scientific method." Okay, maybe that's too many words...
Never heard a guest say the word "I" on this show as frequently as this guy. Sheesh.
Holt is for...
Public option for healthcareAgainst school vouchersElectronic vote auditing and assuranceEnvironmental record second to NONEEarly votes AGAINST the Iraq War
My choice is easy.
This guys makes me want to move to maplewood nj ASAP!Good luck Mr. Holt
So far, he sounds like the most solid choice. So glad there is an intelligent alternative to Corey Booker.
I like what this man is saying.
The austerity drive by the right and the ill conceived sequester has cut lots of money from the states and municipalities. A substantial percentage of unemployment is in the government worker sector. How do we fix that? I'm a retired Federal employee.
Mr. Christie is spending $12M of state money to hold this special election rather than hold it concurrently with the general election THREE WEEKS later.
The strategy here appears to be to score a 'bigger' victory in his own race but by his own admission, he is spending the money to benefit downticket GOP races and possibly the majority in the statehouse to the GOP.
In your opinion, is this an appropriate use of public funds?
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.