Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Rush Holt

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rush Holt, representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open US senate seat.  

Comments [9]


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...

Jun. 13 2013 11:27 AM

Never heard a guest say the word "I" on this show as frequently as this guy. Sheesh.

Jun. 13 2013 10:57 AM

Holt is for...

Public option for healthcare
Against school vouchers
Electronic vote auditing and assurance
Environmental record second to NONE
Early votes AGAINST the Iraq War

My choice is easy.

Jun. 13 2013 10:57 AM
antonio from baySide

This guys makes me want to move to maplewood nj ASAP!
Good luck Mr. Holt

Jun. 13 2013 10:54 AM

So far, he sounds like the most solid choice. So glad there is an intelligent alternative to Corey Booker.

Jun. 13 2013 10:54 AM
Joe from nearby

I like what this man is saying.

Jun. 13 2013 10:54 AM

filibuster reform?

Jun. 13 2013 10:54 AM
John from Fanwood

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.

Jun. 13 2013 10:54 AM

Same question...

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?

Jun. 13 2013 09:54 AM

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