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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

No more double-dipping

Newark Mayor Sharpe James announced Monday he was dropping out of the race for a sixth four-year term. He pulled out, he said, because of his opposition to dual officeholding. He also represents the state's largest city in the state Senate.

There's only one problem with his explanation: He's been a senator since 1999. It took him seven years to see the light about being one of the state's double-dipping elected officials?

More likely than not, James read his early polling reports and found his campaign against Cory Booker would have been even tougher than it was in 2002. But if you have to bow out, you might as well hop aboard the good government/ethics train.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nick said...

Yes, Sharpe James saw Cory Booker as a formidable foe. However, without Sharpe James, Cory Booker is now actually a weaker candidate because he has lost his main issue -- Sharpe James. Politics is funny, isn't it?

10:54 AM, March 29, 2006  
Anonymous Brian Graham said...

If you think this is double dipping you should take a look at Nick Sacco the Mayor of North Bergen ,NJ . Unbelievably he is triple-dipping (Mayor ,Board of Ed Politician,and finally Senator). This guy has been flying under the radar for a long time . Lets do some digging and take a peek at what he is all about(the Hudson Dispatch would;nt dare and besides I don't think the folks (whom are mostly immmigrants) give a hoot about what is said anyway . This is my take from being a life long Hudson County resident(WNY,NB ) and only recently arrived 4 years ago to Middletown,NJ . What a difference in the way things happen locally !

10:41 PM, April 03, 2006  

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