Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Scores a New Jersey Coup (and other items)
Posted on 06/02/2007 8:42:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Supporters of Rudy Giuliani for president are changing New Jersey's longtime proportional representation rules for allocating national convention delegates to winner-take-all, seeking a coup to give the former New York City mayor the lion's share of the state's 52 votes. A June 14 meeting of New Jersey's Republican State Central Committee is expected to adopt a Feb. 5 presidential primary procedure giving the first-place finisher all three delegates in each of the state's 13 House districts, and the statewide leader all 13 at-large delegates.
In the past, delegates were divided among candidates according to their share of the vote (as in 1980, when Ronald Reagan and George Bush split New Jersey). Giuliani's Jersey coup is engineered by his liberal supporters in the state allied with David Von Savage, conservative Republican chairman of Cape May County (also backing him for president).
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Rudy will be very strong in the Northeast, the forgotten part of the Republican Party, the article doesn’t mention if NJ is part of the new “Super Tuesday” primaries this year.
Giuliani hasn’t been getting much press lately, but he obviously has been working the system. This will help his candidacy.
That is very true. Whatever his shortcomings ideologically, he brings great political strength to the race.
the NJ GOP trying to pull a fast one.
However, the article suggests that the coup has already taken place when, in fact, the measure hasn’t even happened yet(Feb. 5 ‘08). But, if New Jersey’s Republican State Central Committee has already committed to the measure, there seems to be no way to stop them.