Skip to comments.Christie helps generate $600K for Kyrillos' bid to unseat Menendez (NJ)
Posted on 03/14/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Gov. Chris Christie tonight helped rake in $600,000 at the first fundraiser of Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos' bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.
More than 500 people were expected to attend $250 a plate dinner at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel. Besides Christie and Kyrillos, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore were on the bill.
Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) acknowledged the one-term incumbent will have the fundraising advantage, but said his supporters believe he's the candidate to turnaround the state's unemployment and underemployment rate, the debt crisis and America's standing in the world.
Im going to be outspent," he said this afternoon. "Everybody knows that, but people who know me, they know my record over time and theyre going to support me with enough resources to be viable. What I have that Bob Menendez doesnt have is the opportunity to connect with people who want America to go in a better direction and they know with him its going to be more of the same."
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New Jersey is always iffy at best, but Kyrillos is an experienced campaigner with a well-liked Governor backing him and Bob Menendez is not all that popular. It’s not impossible.
Menendez another arrogant left wing do nothing incompetent democrat slug.
This will be 40 years since a Republican last won a Senate seat in NJ.
What do you expect from a state that will have to shut down govt' building in the state capitol because they can't afford toilet paper.
“Its not impossible.”
And way more than 40 since anything resembling even a moderate (much less a conservative) has been elected in Jersey. I don’t know about Kyrillos but at this point even if he is Clifford Case II (ULTRA-liberal alleged Republican ex-Senator) he’s a lot better than that cockroach Menendez.
No Greeks, too hard to spell. ;p
Polling I saw last month had Menendez up 15 points, but he was under 50%.
Ironically, the one running for U.S. Senate is a protestant Presbyterian.
“Polling I saw last month had Menendez up 15 points, but he was under 50%.”
Bob Menendez is not particularly popular in New Jersey.
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