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Republican from New Jersey

Joseph Kyrillos, Jr. is a Republican state senator representing part of Monmouth County. The former chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Kyrillos is running in the November 2012 general election for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Robert Menendez.

Recent statements involving Joseph Kyrillos

Says Chris Christie was "behind" in the polls against Jon Corzine during the 2009 governor's race.

Says "when I voted against [an increase in the minimum wage], it was in the 80s."

"When (Joe Kyrillos) had an opportunity to vote for women in terms of their health care, not once, not twice, but six times, he voted against women’s health care in our state."

Says under U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s watch the nation’s unemployment rate and debt doubled and the federal budget deficit quadrupled.

Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."

Recent stories featuring Joseph Kyrillos

Menendez defeats Kyrillos for U.S. Senate, House incumbents sail to victory:

From U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to New Jersey's sitting congressmen, incumbents soundly fended off their challengers in Tuesday's election

Bob Menendez, Joe Kyrillos debate claims revisited on Truth-O-Meter:

With New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat up for grabs Tuesday, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at claims on health care, taxes and debt.

In Context: Menendez and ‘absolutely’:

Two videos from the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Joe Kyrillos distort remarks U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, made during a recent debate.

More Menendez, Kyrillos claims tested on Truth-O-Meter:

The Truth-O-Meter finds accuracy issues in claims about passage of a budget in the U.S. Senate, who's voted against hiking New Jersey's minimum wage.

Robert Menendez, Joe Kyrillos claims tested on Truth-O-Meter:

U.S. Senate candidates talked taxes, health care and economy during recent debate at Montclair State University

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