Aug
16
2015

(New Jersey-SEN Primary) Are you ready for… Bob Torricelli?

Because they’re talking about it! “Former Sen. Bob Torricelli downplayed rumors Sunday that he might mount a Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is fighting federal corruption charges.” And why are there such rumors? Because Senator Menendez is in a fascinatingly complex situation vis-a-vis this administration. On the one hand, Menendez is indeed fighting federal corruption charges. On the other hand, Sen. Menendez is apparently legitimately appalled at this administration’s Middle Eastern policy, particularly with regard to Iran. And on the gripping hand… that’s how bad the bench is for New Jersey Democrats, huh? The only worse choice would former governor Jon Corzine, and he’s probably thinking about running, too. I mean, Bob Torricelli’s thinking about it, right?

Before you grin too much: name a good New Jersey Republican challenger. For that matter, Bob Menendez isn’t even up for election again until 2018. Which is why this post isn’t on RedState: right now this is beyond speculation.  But still. I’d love to cover that primary.

8 Comments

  • Dan says:

    I think it was Gerald’oh on Fox the other night that said Gen Odierno would be well positioned as a republican senatorial candidate if he moved back to NJ.

    • midwestconservative says:

      I’d support him. If Petraeus hadn’t wasted his career and legacy on an affair I’d support him against Schumer/Gillibrand.
      Unfortunately he did.

  • Darin_H says:

    “name a good New Jersey Republican challenger”
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    Chris Christie.

    • midwestconservative says:

      Chris Christie has done little to actually help build the party in NJ, so I doubt he’ll run for Senate.

      That being said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno should be able to compete against Toriccelli or Corzine.
      And there is state senate minority leader Tom Kean Jr. who’s already run statewide before.

      • Darin_H says:

        Other than becoming the AG in the next administration (which I 100% fully support), what else can he do?

    • acat says:

      I’m fine with getting his fat ass out of Presidential Politics ..
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      He can move up to D.C. and bloviate to his hearts’ content ..
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      Mew

  • nicklevi86 says:

    HAhahahahaha
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    {[ahem]} What about “corrupt bastards” don’t these guys get? This is Jersey, sure, so everyone cheats* somewhere. These are the three dumb*ss*s who were sloppy enough to get CAUGHT. Same problem with Clinton and the NewEngland Patriots. It’s not even that they’re corrupt, but just so careless about it.
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    *”Only cheaters Prosper” -Maxim #31

  • acat says:

    Okay, serious question .. do the Dems keep Toricelli in a glass coffin in Grover’s Mill, just in case they need a new candidate?
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    Seems like, every time they need a pinch-hitter, someone goes for The Torch ..
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    Mew
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    p.s. No reason: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/

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