Statements about Elections

"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."

Says that in the 1985 election former Gov. Tom Kean had "the largest winning margin for a gubernatorial candidate in Jersey history."

"For the first time in history, the share of the national popular vote margin is smaller than the Latino vote margin."

Says "I was the first governor in America to endorse Mitt Romney."

Says Ronald Reagan "was behind in the polls in 1980 going into the debate with Jimmy Carter and then turned around 10 days later and won 40 states."

Says Chris Christie was the "first governor in America to endorse" Mitt Romney.

Says "a Republican hasn't won [an election] for a presidency in New Jersey since 1988."

"We actually made history in 2010. We came the closest in 24 years to defeating Frank Pallone."

"If you look at most of the polls, this is a margin-of-error race on Fourth of July between Mitt Romney and the president."

Says in regard to providing "more tax cuts for the rich," Bill Pascrell said, "Republicans had great ideas. I liked some of their ideas."

"We are coming up on our 40th anniversary of electing a Republican to the United States Senate. 1972 was the last time New Jersey sent a Republican to the United States Senate."

"There has not been a Democratic woman in Congress from New Jersey in almost four decades."

"Governor Christie also remains the only Governor since World War II, among both Democrats and Republicans, who failed to have his party win control of at least one legislative body over the course of his term."

Says "over the last 48 years, every governor at the midterm of his first term or her first term has lost seats in the Legislature, with the exception of Jim McGreevey in 2003."

"Corrupt political bosses. Money laundering. Fraud. It’s just another day at the office for Vin Gopal." 

"Since Mayor Kennedy O’Brien took office Sayreville has issued 22,081 building permits! Now O’Brien is holding secret meetings with big developers."  

On running for the presidency in 2012

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