PolitickerNJ Predicts Chris Daggett Will Be the Next Governor

Over at PolitickerNJ, Murray Sabrin answers the question Chris Daggett: the next governor?. The answer You Betcha.

Murray says “As the last week unfolds, Daggett will surge in the polls and will be elected the next governor of New Jersey next Tuesday”.

Chris Daggett will win the governorship on Election Day because the electorate is fed up with the fiscal irresponsibility of the political elites who have governed New Jersey to the brink of bankruptcy.

According to the latest SurveyUSA and Rutgers Eagleton polls, independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett has the support of 19% and 20% of the electorate, respectively, while both Corzine and Christie are polling around 40% each.

In short, Chris Daggett in striking distance of leapfrogging the two establishment candidates with his (flawed) plan to “take on the special interests in Trenton.”  Daggett’s plan to reduce property taxes by 25% is music to the ears of voters who are tired of paying higher taxes every year.

Both the Corzine and Christie camps have been doing their best-unintentionally of course–to bring out the anti-Corzine and anti-Christie voters, because both campaigns have saturated the airwaves with negative ads.

Voters who are anti-Corzine have three options:  voting for Christie, staying home or voting for Daggett.  By the same token, the anti-Christie voters also have three options:  voting for Corzine, staying home or voting for Daggett.

At this stage of the campaign, the anti-Corzine and anti-Christie voters are up for grabs.  And with Daggett’s poll numbers showing that he can win, a vote for Daggett is no longer considered a “wasted” vote.

Enough anti-establishment voters will come out on Election Day to register their disgust, frustration, and anger with the Democrats and Republicans who are responsible for the fiscal mess in Trenton, and Daggett will squeak out a victory that will send shock waves throughout the nation.

Chris Daggett will win the governorship on Election Day because the electorate is fed up with the fiscal irresponsibility of the political elites who have governed New Jersey to the brink of bankruptcy.  For several decades the politics of redistributing income from the suburbs to the cities could be tolerated because the economy was in relatively good shape.  No more.  The Great Recession of this decade has taken its toll.

State and local government spending have to be reduced no matter who is elected governor, but voters have been realizing more and more that neither Corzine nor Christie will do what is necessary to put the state budget on a sound footing.

Lower income tax rates and regulatory reform also have to be a high priority as well for the next governor.  New Jersey will not see private sector job growth-the engine of job creation and prosperity–if the current income tax system and overbearing regulatory structure remain in place.

So with just one week before the November 3rd election, Governor Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie have been unable to “close the deal,” opening the door for Chris Daggett to become the next governor of New Jersey.

As the last week unfolds, Daggett will surge in the polls and will be elected the next governor of New Jersey next Tuesday.

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Daggett Wins Big on Ethics while Corzine and Christie Self Destruct

Over at CQ Politics on Replaying the Ethics Card in New Jersey Emily Cadei, CQ-Roll Call point out that Chris Daggett is winning big on the ethics scorecard

The renewed focus on good government stems from a series of revelations raising questions about the propriety of the political operations of both major party nominees for governor: Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie.

The report goes onto state that Chris Daggett’s recent surge in the polls is due to a steady stream of corruption and ethics scandals hitting news and also pointed out that Daggett stung both Corzine and Christie on engaging in a form of corruption known as pay to play.

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Chris Christie to be investigated for misconduct as US Attorney General

More Christie Corruption: Chris Christie to be investigated

An Associated press release reported the NJ Senator Frank Lautenburg has called for an investigation of Chris Christie requesting a Chris Christie investigation for misusing his power as US Attorney General for political purposes.

The Senator Lautenberg’s call for an investigation of Chris Christie comes on the heals of months of complaints that Christie abused his power as Attorney General to bribe and extort his political opponents. That fact that he did so is not much of a secret, as newspapers have been questioning whether Christie was abusing his power to make a play for NJ Governor for years.

When Christie resigned from the US Attorney General’s officials close to him said they have long figured Christie would not announce his resignation and if possible political run in fell swoop. Instead they said Christie would resign in two step to avoid questions about whether he was engaged in political strategizing while running the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

It was wide reported long before Christie resigned that he would be run for Governor of NJ.

In 2006 Christie illegally leaked word that his office was aggressively investigating Senator Menedez just two months before the election. The investigation was over a rental deal that a House Ethics Committee had already investigated and given approval for.

Critics claimed the leak of Christie’s investigation was nothing more than an attempt by Christie to tarnish the Senator so he would not be elected. Mendendez was never charged with a crime and Christie’s charges against the Senator where found to be baseless and led to a widepsread consensus that Christie was politicizing his power.

In February of 2008 the New York Times, reported Christie was politicizing his power and asked for an investigation be made into Christie:

He began an investigation of Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, late in a hard-fought election campaign. The charges now appear baseless, but at the time the news provided a big boost to Mr. Menendez’s Republican opponent. Mr. Christie went against a long Justice Department presumption against opening investigations or bringing indictments right before an election, to avoid affecting the outcome.

During congressional testimony in July, longtime Bush advisor Karl Rove said he had conversations with Chris Christie about running for governor while Christie was serving in the non-political position of U.S. attorney. The conversation Christie had about running for Governor was in 2006 and is a direct violation of the Hatch Act.

Notably it was around the same time that Christie leaked news his investigation of Menedez that Christie violated the Hatch Act and spoke with Karl Rove about the running for Governor of NJ.

Once again the justice department will have to write  new laws to outlaw what Christie has done over his career. Just like they had to in H.R 1947 in regard to  Christie’s several multi-million dollar extortion scandals.

Either Christie is just extremely amoral or he feels that for some reason he is above the law and doesn’t need to follow the rules.

APNewsBreak: NJ senator calls for Christie probe

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is calling for a federal investigation into allegations that Chris Christie, the Republican candidate for governor, used his office for political gain while U.S. attorney.

The call for a Justice Department investigation follows months of accusations that Christie politicized the office of the top federal prosecutor.

Christie denies the charges.

However, he acknowledged having had conversations with Bush strategist Karl Rove about a possible run for governor. U.S. attorneys are barred from conducting political activity while in office.

Lautenberg, a Democrat, says it’s “shocking” that Christie appears to have conducted a political campaign from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

NY Times Praises Daggett

New York Times praising independent Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett in a new article titled, “Independent Candidate Stirs Up the Governor’s Race in New Jersey”.

The NY Times praising Chris Daggett comes on the heals of the Star Ledger endorsement of Chris Daggett and there appears to be a trend emerging from main stream media. Daggett is the best candidate. Not Chris Christie, not John Corzine.

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NJ 2nd Gubernatorial Debate Rally for Chris Daggett October 16, 2009

Get Directions to the second gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University

Get Directions to the second gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University

Please join The Daggett Campaign for a pre-debate rally at the 2nd Gubernatorial Debate being held
Friday, October 16, 2009 at William Paterson University at 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ.

The debate comes on the tail of the news that the star ledger has opted to withdraw from the debate so it could officially endorse Chris Daggett.

For Directions click the map to the left

The second gubernatorial debate includes Daggett, Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine and GOP challenger Chris Christie. As Christie and Corzine are in a rut on the property Tax issue, Chris Daggett has been shaking up the debate as voters begin to listen to the independent candidate

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Saying No To “Lesser of Two Evils Politics”

NJ’s broken two party system plagues our state with back door scandals and corruption so bad that it wouldn’t even be believable if it was a script from a Hollywood blockbuster. But it seems that the broken two-party system has its evil grips on just about every large mainstream organization there is, or should I say in their pockets.

Well today came a major news announcement from a large mainstream organization, the Seirra Club,which boasts of almost 1.5 million members. The headlines read The Sierra Club Endorses Independent Chris Daggett.

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Daggett Bashes Christe and Corzine for Illegal Campaign Finance

Daggett bashes special interest donations

According to Bloomberg news,  almost all New Jersey voters say corruption is a serious problem in the state, and more people associate Democrats with political bribery than they do Republicans, a Quinnipiac University poll released today found.

But on the heals of this news is an announcement by Chris Daggett, independent candidate for Governor, on Wednesday that criticized politicians in both parties for continuing to benefit from enormous donations from special interest groups even as they tout plans to crack down on political corruption. Chris Dagget bashed both John Corzine and Christ Christie and revealed that the Republican Governors Association has funneled nearly $3 million dollars illegally into Chris Christie’s campaign while the Democratic party is guilty of the same funneling $2 million dollars into the Corzine campaign.

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