Democrat backed fake Tea Party candidate to split vote in NJ-03

posted at 10:55 am on October 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

How desperate have Democrats become to keep their grip on power?  Even some of their colleagues have become disgusted enough with their machinations to start speaking out in New Jersey’s 3rd CD, where John Adler faces a strong challenge from Republican Jon Runyan.  According to sources within the party, the Courier Post reports that Adler backed a phony “Tea Party” independent candidate to split the conservative vote:

Congressman John Adler’s campaign and the Camden County Democratic Committee recruited “”NJ Tea Party” candidate Peter DeStefano to confuse conservative voters and hurt Adler’s Republican challenger this fall, Democratic operatives say.

“The goal was to take 5 percent of (Republican Jon) Runyan’s vote,” said a Democrat with direct knowledge of the Adler campaign and CCDC operations.

“Steve Ayscue designed the plan with Geoff Mackler following his lead.”

Ayscue is a high-profile Democratic consultant who runs the CCDC. Mackler is Adler’s campaign manager.

Several South Jersey Democratic operatives with direct knowledge of the Adler campaign and CCDC operations spoke to the Courier-Post on condition of anonymity because of what they described as ethical qualms with Adler’s campaign.

Is this illegal?  It depends on state law in New Jersey, but at first blush, it doesn’t appear to break any laws.  In most places, though, being able to say “They can’t indict me for this!” is hardly a ringing endorsement of a political campaign (note: this analysis not valid in some areas of Illinois).

Rumors about DeStefano being a plant began this summer because no one in the local Tea Party movement had ever heard of DeStefano before a poll showed that he could make an impact in the race.  And no one knew about the poll until one of the campaigns highlighted it for the press.  Guess which campaign did that?

As the CP reminds readers, Adler specifically denied the allegation just a few weeks ago.  That puts Adler on the hook not just for the dirty trick, but also for lying about it personally.  If his campaign operatives knew about it and worked on the plot, it’s impossible to believe that Adler himself didn’t have some significant involvement in the conspiracy, too.  And if Adler claims otherwise, it still reflects poorly on his executive judgment in choosing staff and his ability to competently run his office.

Thanks to the CCDC involvement, the state Democratic Party will have a few questions to answer, too, about its ethics and honesty.  This could — and should — turn into a debacle for Democrats in New Jersey, and DeStefano should remove his Potemkin candidacy from the ballot forthwith.


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Plouffe, you predictable bastard!

abobo on October 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM

The Ends Justify The Means!

-DNC

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Tea bagging is not Tea Party. Can’t you Dems keep it straight?

Mr. Joe on October 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Pitiful. That sounds a lot like that creep in Nevada.

sandee on October 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Well it obviously isn’t illegal when you’ve got a politician who promises all sorts of things, lies all the time, & then when elected turns around & does things totally different that what the electorate expects.
I would wager there are people who enter political races on purpose with no hope of ever winning just to make some $$.

Badger40 on October 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Sure appears that some d’s are really slug slime doesn’t it? I hope the NJ voters can see through this and vote the right way.
L

letget on October 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM

That’s my district and believe me, this is the first time there was a dem in that seat in umpteen years and it is about to end. No one even knows what the Tea Partier’s name is. No one has heard diddly squat from him. Adler’s a steaming log. I hate him. He looks like Harry Reid and acts just the same. Lying hose bag.

NJ Red on October 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Gov. Christie, I hope starts talking this up as much as he can to get the local media to plaster it everywhere. That is if they can’t get it to found illegal and get him remove from the ballot.

ChipDaddy on October 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM

There’s time to advertise, negating any adverse affect from the planted opponent, positively identifying THE name/candidate to elect.

The targeted unaware voters rely on guessing.

Which name conjures conservatism?
Runyan or DeStefano

Which party have Tea Party candidates likely chosen for campaigns?
Republican or Independent

maverick muse on October 8, 2010 at 11:06 AM

No surprises…they can do what they want, on Nov 3rd, the dems will be out of power.
And Obama will be practicing his jujitsu, and sharpening his bayonet for that “hand to hand”, mano a mano contest…

right2bright on October 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

this analysis not valid in some areas of Illinois.

That would be really funny if I did not live in IL.

WashJeff on October 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Jon Runyan will pancake Adler next month.

JammieWearingFool on October 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Subconscious name association exists.

maverick muse on October 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Styx – Renegade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhuso4OTG4

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Is this illegal? It depends on state law in New Jersey

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Come on, Ed – this is New Jersey. Remember Frank Lautenberg? Laws are irrelevant when it comes to getting dems in office.

Vashta.Nerada on October 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Sorta on topic, in relation to politics.
And I think I read one of the best comments about China’s govt in this person’s comment, Brian from CT:

As a Chinese living abroad, I have high respect for the Nobel Prize committee’s decision this time, especially at a moment when most countries are in desperate need of cash, and when the Chinese government has become so skillful in using the deep pocket it accumulated by extorting its own people to influence other countries’ decisions.

I am amazed to have witnessed, over the past few years, how successful the Chinese government has become in using a weird combination of nationalism and high living cost to make its people lose interests in politics; and how shining stories of the new riches and ridiculously high housing cost for the rest have made most Chinese so “pragmatic” that the majority nowadays have either forgot what happened on Tian’anmen Square or rationalized the Chinese government’s actions. It is also of my utmost disgust to see how the anti-government forces outside the country turned themselves into lost souls, squabbling about each faction’s “authority” or “righteousness”, without doing anything meaningful; and worse still, turned from anti-government to anti-China, thus further alienating themselves from the Chinese people.

At a time when I don’t see any hope for China’s moral future, a Nobel Peace Prize is the best possible boost, for people who are “naive” enough to still believe in freedom and decency, and that sincerity and integrity still hold their authorities in our judgement.

We sit here & trade with this country & let them buy our debt & we bow & scrape to them & look how they treat their people.
The Chinese have endured & propagated the most immoral of behaviors in their short history as a Nation.
And they still engage in those behaviors.
It is time for the people of China to rise up as one, just like a bunch of white guys did in America back around 1774 or so, & institute a govt that allows its people to be free.

Badger40 on October 8, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Liberal Insurgency!!!

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Is this illegal? It depends on state law in New Jersey

That line made me laugh out loud. This is the state that just swept Robert Torricelli under the rug and installed Frank Lautenberg on the ballot a few years back. I don’t New Jersey even has election laws.

Jim-Rose on October 8, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Did they get caught because people were fainting in the audience and everyone put 2+2 together ?
Pathetic

ELMO Q on October 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Is there anything NJ Demorats won’t do to steal an election?

Right, dumb question.

WannabeAnglican on October 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM

You are beginning to see the Ruins of the Democrats Party.

hawkman on October 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Don’t let a good scandal go to waste.

madmonkphotog on October 8, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Meanwhile back in April!

Liberals caught posing as Tea Partiers

Apparently still unable to win the debate on fair terms (as usual), liberals have been caught trying to infiltrate the Tea Party movement and manufacture bogus displays of racism, extremism and stupidity

So a bitter left-wing fringe group openly based on deception and fraud is accusing a widely popular grassroots movement of being “fake” while pretending that their own vicious smears and psychotic partisan vendettas (see more here, here and here) have broad bi-partisan appeal.

The site is called, “Crash the Tea Party” and it describes itself as:
—————-

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/liberals-caught-posing-as-tea-partiers

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM

… reflects poorly on his executive judgment in choosing staff and his ability to competently run his office.

Another backhanded slap at Obi-Won! H8ers!
— O Zombiebots

ya2daup on October 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM

That line made me laugh out loud. This is the state that just swept Robert Torricelli under the rug and installed Frank Lautenberg on the ballot a few years back. I don’t New Jersey even has election laws.

Jim-Rose on October 8, 2010 at 11:13 AM

The state does seem to have had a little bit of an awakening with their election of the fat governor. Hard to believe on a slam dunk like this one Christie won’t weigh in about the situation if the Democrats don’t back off in a hurry.

jon1979 on October 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Doesn’t this sort of paint the tea party folks in NJ as REALLY REALLY stupid?

TheBlueSite on October 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Vote rigging by Democrats, sure it’s legal they’ve been doing it for a hundred years.

They started using white guys when their KKK terrorist went out of favor.

tarpon on October 8, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Without Democrat election tampering in the last few years the GOP would probably still have control of both the house and senate.

These scumbags will stop at nothing to win. Our founding fathers overlooked the fact that one day honesty would fade into oblivion. Votes are for sale now and candidates gain office through lies and corruption.

fogw on October 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM

And you would expect anything less from the same people who released the voter intimidating NBP in Philly ?
COME ON NOW

ELMO Q on October 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM

We need Chris Christie to lay the smackdown on this fool!

pilamaye on October 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM

yep……

Jefferson …Washington…..Adams….Adler….Frank…Pelosi

Do ya C a pattern?

Decisions have consequences….

roflmao

donabernathy on October 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Dems Admit Rep. John Adler Planted Fake Tea Party Candidate

http://biggovernment.com/mroman/2010/10/08/dems-admit-rep-john-adler-planted-fake-tea-party-candidate/

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Doesn’t this sort of paint the tea party folks in NJ as REALLY REALLY stupid?

TheBlueSite on October 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM

TheBlueSite:Stupid,no,they were lied to!!

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I can’t wait ’til MSM bust this scandalous story wide open! Maybe Olberdouche’s Worst Person in the World?

Gang-of-One on October 8, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Congressman John Adler’s campaign and the Camden County Democratic Committee recruited “”NJ Tea Party” candidate Peter DeStefano to confuse conservative voters and hurt Adler’s Republican challenger this fall, Democratic operatives say.
======================================

Tea Party group demands NJ investigate DeStefano for election fraud

The North Jersey Tea Party Group raised the ante on the election campaign in New Jersey’s 3rd District by demanding that the New Jersey State Police investigate the independent candidacy of Peter DeStefano for possible election fraud.

http://www.examiner.com/essex-county-elections-2010-in-newark/tea-party-group-demands-nj-investigate-destefano-for-election-fraud

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM

This trick is a variation on an old theme. Here in good old Lake County IN county elections, especially Demo primaries, which are the real elections, typically feature gaggles of candidates with similar names. If Joe Martinez announces he will run for county poobah, within a week there will be a Josie Martinez and a Jose Martinez in the race. Of course, his opponents will disclaim any knowledge how an unemployed hairdresser and an illiterate wino got in the race. (For the literal minded, relax, the names, etc. are made up, just the dirty politics is real.)

Legal if all the is are dotted and ts are crossed. Despicable, because both are designed and intended to steal votes by confusing voters.

novaculus on October 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Finally people are talking about this. I live in NJ’s 3rd district and it’s been bothering me that people haven’t been paying attention to this. Adler is 100% liberal to the core and he’s out masquerading as a fiscal conservative. His record as state senator betrays him though. To add insult to injury he now has this fake tea party guy on the ballot in an attempt to steal votes from Runyan in what is supposed to be a very close election. I am sick of the dirty trick the pols in NJ play in order to get elected. I gave money to Runyan’s campaign this morning. He needs all of the help he can get. http://runyanforcongress.com/

keepinitreal on October 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM

I guess they figured if people voted for Obama without thinking, the voters might do it again.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/102383-clyburn-says-sc-dem-senate-candidate-is-a-plant-calls-for-federal-probe

I’m sure Clyburn will be calling for investigations as soon as possible….lol.

Asher on October 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

This really isn’t anything new for Adler. He’s been running a dirty campaign right from the beginning. An Adler staffer was even caught trespassing on Runyan’s property and photographing his daughter.

NJ-3 challenger charges Adler operative with trespass

Runyan accuses man of harassing family

Adler is running a slimy, desperate, dirty, scumbag campaign

keepinitreal on October 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I am SHOCKED! Shocked that the NJ Tea Party missed the same sort of chicanery that happened in the state of Michigan

Michigan tea party activists, who joined in opposition to Democratic initiatives, call it the Fake Tea Party — aimed at confusing voters and draining conservative support from Republicans in close races.
The Free Press found:
• Mike McGuinness, the recently resigned chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party, who had denied any role in the Tea Party controversy, recruited his former stepmother to run for state representative.
• Jason Bauer, 30, of Waterford, former operations director for the Oakland Democrats and McGuinness’ roommate, notarized petitions for at least four affidavits to run for office for people who now — directly or through a relative — say they didn’t sign the affidavits. Overall, he notarized 12 of 23 Tea Party candidate affidavits.
• State Senate candidate Frantt Whitehill of Midland, who insists he’s a real tea partyer, is a Democratic donor who ran for precinct delegate as a Democrat in August.
• Three Tea Party candidates recently gave money to Democrats.
Bauer and McGuinness did not answer their door this week or respond to phone calls.

None of the Democrat tea baggers will be appearing on our ballot. ;o)

DannoJyd on October 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Who in the hell is Peter DeStefano?
————————————-

Peter DeStefano doesn’t care if his 3rd Congressional District independent Tea Party candidacy musses the hair of Republican Jon Runyan.

“I’ve lost faith in the Republicans,” announced DeStefano, who says he recently switched from GOP to independent.
========================================================

http://www.politickernj.com/who-hell-peter-destefano

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Adler is running a slimy, desperate, dirty, scumbag campaign

keepinitreal on October 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

keepinitreal: You got dat right!!

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Tim Cahill, the phony “independent” candidate for Governor in Massachusetts is helping to re-elect Obama clone Deval Patrick.

Cahill yesterday filed suit against his own aides who jumped ship to back liberal Republican Charlie Baker. Cahill alleges that his aides were in cahoots with the Republican Governors Association to destroy his candidacy.

The lame RINO candidate Baker has been unable to unmask Cahill as the straw candidate that he so obviously is.

Result: Look for Obama clone Deval Patrick to squeak out a victory in November.

wraithby on October 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Since the Liberals are busy inflitrating the Tea Party,
I suggest,a secret code,in that way,you`ll know who your
Tea Party Patriot is,

on November 2,carry a Tea Bag,*wink-wink*!!(snark).

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

And here I thought that elections were supposed to find a person to represent the will of the people, not a game to be manipulated by any Machiavellian means possible. Are we a representative democracy, or a game of politics for politics’ sake? This kind of election tampering should be treated as serious a crime as Treason, as it totally undermines the basic structure of our system, and corrupts the fundamentals of our democracy!

stonemeister on October 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

You are beginning to see the Ruins of the Democrats Party.

hawkman on October 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

I am reminded that a mere 20 months ago, folks were saying that there would be a liberal ascendancy that would last for two decades.

barnone on October 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I am reminded that a mere 20 months ago, folks were saying that there would be a liberal ascendancy that would last for two decades.

barnone on October 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

You make an excellent point..Have you seen the “Rajun Cajun” James Carville lately..:)

Dire Straits on October 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Power for power’s sake

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Camden County–the armpit of South Jersey (for the most part) It doesn’t surprise me in the least that the Dems would try this. Runyon is an ex Philadelphia Eagle and there are a lot of Eagles fans in Camden County. Unfortunately, I can’t help vote Adler out of office, as I am stuck with a choice between Cap and Tax LoBiondo and a guy who can’t make up his mind to which party he wants to belong.

Beaglemom on October 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Unethical and dishonest?

I think that’s a job requirement in the New Jersey democrat party.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Camden County–the armpit of South Jersey (for the most

part) It doesn’t surprise me in the least that the Dems would try this. Runyon is an ex Philadelphia Eagle and there are a lot of Eagles fans in Camden County. Unfortunately, I can’t help vote Adler out of office, as I am stuck with a choice between Cap and Tax LoBiondo and a guy who can’t make up his mind to which party he wants to belong.

Beaglemom on October 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

It’s crazy that Cherry Hill would even be included in the third district. The third is overwhelmingly compromised of Burlington and Ocean counties…with just one Camden county town added in. That town is Cherry Hill which just happens to be where Adler is from. No offense, but I’d rather not have a Camden county guy representing us in the 3rd.

keepinitreal on October 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Right before the election, the Dems should yank Adler and put The Situation in his place.

Christien on October 8, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Tea Party Participation Up As Election Nears
Friday, October 08, 2010

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/october_2010/tea_party_participation_up_as_election_nears

canopfor on October 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Is this illegal?

Who cares? It makes for a GREAT campaign commercial.

So what if the strawman candidate gets five percent of the vote? It’ll make three times that number of Democrats so sick to their stomachs that they won’t turn out.

logis on October 8, 2010 at 12:56 PM

I am stuck with a choice between Cap and Tax LoBiondo and a guy who can’t make up his mind to which party he wants to belong.

Beaglemom on October 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

I remember when all of us went through that with McCain & Obama.
A choice between wrong & really wrong is disheartening.

Badger40 on October 8, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Runyan should be allowed to clothesline the guy. Dont mess with Big John! Go Eagles!

OxyCon on October 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Here’s the deal for me. If Democrats vote for this tool, knowing the lengths he’d go to, to get elected….then you have serious and questionable ethics yourself. That being said…if you have no problems with this kind of behavior….what would make any of you think you’d be immune to anything bad coming from a government run by such people?

You won’t be..and you not only impose it on yourself, but others as well. I do wonder…how do you sleep at night?

capejasmine on October 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Lest anyone forget, The NJ Democrats and Corzine tried nearly to do this exact thing to Christie when they ran Daggett as a false-flag Independent in the gubernatorial.

CreatedOrSaved on October 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

You know if the Dems really had a sense of humor they’d have recruited Michael Strahan to run as the Tea Party candidate against Runyan

CreatedOrSaved on October 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Living in the Philadelphia viewing area, we have seen several shady tactics by Adler. He had his campaign staff encroach on Runyan’s property to take pictures. His wife had to call the police to have them removed. Of course, the Democrats family and children are off limits, but not the GOP candidates.
For those of you that don’t know, John Runyan was the starting left tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. He made his money through his performance. However, Adler loves to compare him to the “fat-cats” that Democrats love to demogogue. Adler’s ads show pictures of his house to “justify” his point.

djaymick on October 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Democrats have figured out that “Tea Party” are magic words in some conservative voters’ ears, so that running a Dem candidate under the “Tea Party” label is bound to fool a few of them.

But the REAL Tea Party, from Sarah Palin on down, tends to back conservative candidates in Republican primaries, then back the Republican winners in the general election. This is how Marco Rubio, Sharron Angle, Rand Paul, Joe Miller, and Christine O’Donnell became Republican nominees for Senate, while sore-loser-RINOs like Charlie Crist and Lisa Murkowski run as Independents, and Mike Castle toyed with the idea.

Wake up, NJ-3 voters: All of our next Congressmen and Senators will be either Republicans or Democrats, and a vote for a “Tea Party” candidate is effectively a vote for the Democrats that has not been canceled out. The primaries are over, and if you don’t want the Democrat to win, vote for the non-Democrat candidate who CAN win–the Republican! The ONLY objective for Tea Party conservatives NOW (that primaries are over) in House races is to throw Pelosi out of the Speaker’s chair, and that means voting Republican (and hold nose if necessary).

Steve Z on October 8, 2010 at 3:33 PM

You would need to have a handle on the real depth of mendacity within the Camden County political machine here in NJ, headed by its chairman, George Norcross, coupled with knowledge of the hitherto alarming reach of his political tentacles, to really understand how this could have gotten this far without having been exposed.

The thugish Norcross tentacles are ones he has developed and exercised over the years, often reaching well into the operations of surrounding Democrat county political organizations, and from time to time having prompted him to challenge power bases in the far more populous bases in the northern part of the State.

In South Jersey, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Ocean and and even Atlantic Counties have, from time to time, all each taken their lead in some respects from the Camden machine. But they have to do so while pinching their noses.

So, consider the makeup of the 3rd District — it includes very sizeable chunks of Burlington and Ocean Counties, along with the sole community of Cherry Hill in Camden County, where Adler is from — I am sure that operatives all around were coordinated with Camden in the perpetuation of this scam, but look for many rank and file Democrats in Burlington and Ocean Counties to be utterly repulsed by this typical dirty pool maneuver.

The potential for illegality is probably immaterial at this point. The exposure of this plot — one meant to undermine the election process — should be enough to put a stake in the heart of the Adler candidacy.

It was going to be difficult enough for Adler to hold on this year anyway, but this exposure will likely tube whatever remains of his boyish image. He now has typical Camden county pol stamped all over him!

Adler will likely try to do anything he can to deny any personal knowledge of the plot, but maybe the more he denies it, the better for Jon Runyan.

The story indicates that there are just too many insiders who are blurting to the press to make people believe otherwise. So, if Adler denies it, many people will either conclude he would have to have been a hopeless naif to have missed it, or is a pathological liar for denying it.

They wouldn’t vote for either one of those.

Because the story broke now, Runyan and his campaign can climb all over Adler, asking the famous Howard Baker Query over and over again . . . “What did he know, and when did he know it?”

This is probably going to be seen in the long run as a TKO. The ref really should stop the fight. But it’s too late now, even under the Torricelli Exception!

Bye bye, John Adler!

Trochilus on October 8, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Lest anyone forget, The NJ Democrats and Corzine tried nearly to do this exact thing to Christie when they ran Daggett as a false-flag Independent in the gubernatorial.

CreatedOrSaved on October 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Correct. The intention (to draw support away from the Republican, in order to shore up the Democrat) was the same.

But there were a few differences.

Chris Daggett ran on a plan to “reduce” property taxes, which in reality consisted of a considerable BOOST in the sales tax base, then giving taxpayers a rebate of only a portion of that as “property tax relief,” thus allowing the State to keep the float, plus any difference. A scam, in other words.

Secondly, Daggett managed to garner the endorsement of the State’s leading newspaper, the Star-Ledger. And his supporters somehow cooked up some poll results that indicated he was above the 20% level with just a few days to go. (He actually got less than 6% of the vote).

And it wasn’t until ONE DAY before election day (November 2d late in the afternoon) when ONE honest reporter (Matt Friedman at PolitickerNJ) published the story that operatives within the Democrat State Committee were phoning support messages for Daggett into Republican households in the State.

Friedman specifically identified Somerset county, but it turned out to be wider. Matt had found a source who had tracked the phone message to the Democrat State Headquarters, and even though the Chairman (Joe Cryan) initially denied it, someone else confirmed the story. They laughably claimed Cryan was not aware of the calls when he made the denial.

The story went cold after the Christie victory, so the public may never know the full extent of the coordination.

Ironically, Friedman is now a reporter for the Star-Ledger.

Trochilus on October 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM

If this tactic is a legal strategy in the war of politics than the GOP should start running fake “progressives”. It is easy to fool a liberal. These are the same people who tried to vote for Al Gore and walked out voting for Pat Buchanan!

Dollayo on October 8, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Dirty Dirty Dirty

lexhamfox on October 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM