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Runyan: Statement on Congressman John Adler Planting a Fraud Tea Party Candidate in NJ-3 Race
Runyan for Congress ^ | 10/8/10 | Jon Runyan

Posted on 10/08/2010 2:54:18 PM PDT by randita

Statement on Congressman John Adler Planting a Fraud Tea Party Candidate in NJ-3 Race

Friday, October 8th, 2010

The following was issued today to members of the press…

Jon Runyan Statement on Congressman John Adler Planting a Fraud Tea Party Candidate in NJ-3 Race

Mount Laurel, October 8, 2010 – The following is a statement from Republican congressional candidate Jon Runyan (NJ-3) that was delivered at his 2:00pm press conference.

“Ever since our campaign established links between Congressman John Adler and the fraudulent candidacy of Peter DeStefano, I knew there was a possibility that something much more sinister was going on.

Certainly something unethical. Perhaps even something illegal. Today’s Courier Post story proves that my instincts were right.

What I’m about to say is going to sound harsh. But it’s not out of anger.

It’s out of frustration that politics in our country has become so toxic that the important issues we face have to take a backseat to garbage like this.

My opponent, John Adler, represents everything that is wrong with politics in this country today.

He is dishonest. He lacks principle.

And he’s clearly willing to say or do anything to win re-election and cling to power.

The fact that he and his team would intentionally try to defraud and disenfranchise voters by planting a fake candidate in the race with the intention of confusing people and stealing votes from me is disgraceful.

I would ask for an apology, but frankly, an apology from someone like Congressman Adler would be so meaningless that it’s not worth seeking.

Let me be clear…

I want to win this election and I am working very hard every day to do just that. I am pouring my heart and soul into it.

I want to go to Congress and serve the people of this district and make a difference in my community and in my country.

However, win or lose, I want to go home to my wife and three kids at night and be able to look them in the eye and have them be proud of who I am and how I conduct myself.

THAT is the difference between me and politicians like John Adler.

I’ve said it one form or fashion since the day I got in this race…

If we want to change this country, we need to change the people who run it.

It’s not about Democrat or Republican. It’s about the person.

And this whole affair proves John Adler is not the right person to represent this district.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: newjersey; nj3; runyan; teaparty; ushouse
Hopefully this is enough to boost Runyan over the top.
1 posted on 10/08/2010 2:54:23 PM PDT by randita
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To: InterceptPoint; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Coop; CPT Clay

This may be the “jump the shark” moment in this race.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 2:55:55 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: randita

He should challenge him to a fist fight for the seat. It deserves nothing less.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: randita

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20101008/NEWS01/10080330/Dems-picked-spoiler-candidate

Long story with details.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 3:01:24 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: randita

Outstanding statement by Jon Runyan!


5 posted on 10/08/2010 3:01:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: randita

I live in their district. Runyan lawn signs outnumber Adler’s 10 to 1. Adler’s TV ads are the same old class warfare BS. Runyan lives in a mansion blah blah blah.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 3:02:18 PM PDT by Franklin Wright (I'd rather be a Tea Bag than a "D" Bag)
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To: randita

That was a POWERFUL and PASSIONATE and effective statement. I would be surprised if it doesn’t take him over the top


7 posted on 10/08/2010 3:03:34 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: Jerry Attrick

To bad no one is going to print it.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 3:18:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: randita

All “Tea Party” candidates are frauds trying to help Democrats. Real TEA partiers are part of a movement, not a political party, and they support whatever candidates seem best (mostly Republicans, of course).


9 posted on 10/08/2010 3:21:54 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: randita

Know Adler from years ago he is a little weasel and the others behind this are old time corrupt dem pols.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 3:24:00 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: randita

bump.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 3:34:21 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: randita

GO John, GO! What a great atatement, sums it up well.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 3:47:18 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: j.argese

It is too bad Mr. Runyan is too civilized to just beat the crap out of him. I would pay to see it.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 4:09:29 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: dbwz

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14 posted on 10/08/2010 4:29:57 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: randita

More details, perhaps? There are 435 congressional districts, so it’s very difficult to follow the ins and outs of each race.

Who did what, when, etc.?

Thank you.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 4:30:22 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: randita; The Mayor

We had the same thing happen in New York. Someone tried to run on a tea party line to take votes away from Paladino. I believe Paladino’s people succeeded in getting him off the ballot.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 4:31:50 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: chilltherats

It’s been posted in this thread, and if you read the sidebar, it was a major story on Front Page news. Are you sure you’re a FReeper? Most of us have the skills to research things on our own.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 4:36:14 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: randita

Most recent poll on Real Clear Politics:
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/house/nj/new_jersey_3rd_district_runyan_vs_adler-1307.html
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9/21 - 9/28
Adler (D) - 40.3%
Runyan (R)- 36.0%


18 posted on 10/08/2010 4:43:51 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Carling

I wrote you a nice post requesting the info. There was no need to get $hitty with me. In the time it took you to write your asinine post to me, you could have instead given a synopsis that anybody who happened onto the thread could see WITHOUT having to hunt for the information.

Further, if you’d ever taken the basics of simple, clear writing, you’d know that any written composition openly available to any reader should include basic information such as who, what, when and where.

Duh.

And as for whom is really a freeper and isn’t, most freepers don’t treat others as $hitty as you have here, so pi$$ off.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 4:55:07 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: randita

Thats chest bump worthy!


20 posted on 10/08/2010 5:15:51 PM PDT by hifidelity
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To: randita
This may be the “jump the shark” moment in this race.

If we can get this story to go viral, it may be the 'jump the shark' moment of the entire election.

This is about the 5th phony tea party candidate fielded by liberals by my count. The other notable one I recall was being backed by scumbag Alan Grayson in FL.
21 posted on 10/08/2010 5:24:23 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: chilltherats

Refer to the link on Post #4.


22 posted on 10/08/2010 5:25:12 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: bamahead

This is the type of story Hannity would usually be on top of. Runyan would definitely make a colorful guest on Hannity’s show.


23 posted on 10/08/2010 5:32:45 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: chilltherats

You didn’t request anything from me in terms of information. You requested it from another poster, I saw it, and I replied.

Duh!

I’d tell you to piss off as well, but I am holding out because there may still be hope for you.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Carling

Then you admit you read the post, which was a nice request, jumped in on something not even directed to you, and wrote a nasty post to another freeper.

You are an even bigger jerk than you first appeared to be.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 6:38:18 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: randita

Thank you.


26 posted on 10/08/2010 6:40:33 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep. If the tables were turned, it would be on national media 24/7 for three days. But since it was done to a pub candidate, he’ll have to spend his own money to get the word out through ads.

I am so sick and tired of this crap. These people should be charged with voter fraud and civil rights violations, perp-walked through the town square, and then sued civilly by every voter in that district.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: bamahead

If there’s video or even just audio of the rats hatching their plan regarding DeStefano, Runyan could use it in a campain ad.


28 posted on 10/08/2010 6:47:30 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats

Likewise. Enjoy FR, FRiend!


29 posted on 10/08/2010 6:53:14 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: chilltherats

I like your statement almost as much as Runyon’s. Can’t stand FR nazis. You are right: you did ask a very simple and civil question. And it did not deserve that egregious response.


30 posted on 10/08/2010 8:50:16 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: randita

This pisses me off. Even though it’s just after midnight here, found my credit card & I just gave Jon Runyan $50 at

http://runyanforcongress.com/

C’mon Freepers don’t let the Dems get away with this kind of crap. Please Give Runyan some dough. If it’s bad enough dirty trick by Runyan’s slimy dem opponent to be noticed by the lefty media, it’s worse than usual campaign tactics.


31 posted on 10/08/2010 10:15:49 PM PDT by MillardFillmore
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To: MillardFillmore

Link to The original news story (more below on Jon Runyan’s website
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20101008/NEWS01/10080330/Dems-picked-spoiler-candidate

Synopis of issue-Democratic staffers working for first-term Dem Congressman John Adler from NJ-3 got a fake “NJ Teaparty” candidate Peter DeStefano on the ballot to try to undercut GOP candidate Jon Runyan and these dems are still running DeStefano website. Courier Post Newspaper has numerous quotes from DEMOCRATIC staffers unhappy with this tactic and no real denials from the involved staffers.

This trickery pisses me off. Even though it’s just after midnight here, found my credit card & I just gave Jon Runyan $50 at

http://runyanforcongress.com/

C’mon Freepers don’t let the Dems get away with this kind of crap. Please Give Runyan some dough. If it’s a bad enough dirty trick by Runyan’s slimy dem opponent to be noticed by the lefty media, it’s worse than usual campaign tactics.

UPDATE-
Story now on top of front page of Yahoo (second bullet point) (much less hard-hitting story but at least it’s on the front page)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101008/ap_on_el_ho/us_plant_candidate


32 posted on 10/08/2010 10:27:20 PM PDT by MillardFillmore
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To: MillardFillmore

2,396 Comments on the Yahoo story.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 10:36:08 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: randita
This is going to backfire big time for the Democrats. Now this idiot DeStefano needs to drop out and endorse Jon Runyan.

JON RUYNAN FOR U.S. CONGRESS!

http://runyanforcongress.com/

Click below to donate to Jon Ruynan’s campaign!

http://pleasecontribute.com/5509

34 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:35 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Let's get Christine O'Donnell elected to the U.S. Senate November, 02!)
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To: j.argese

“He should challenge him to a fist fight for the seat. It deserves nothing less.”

Pistols at dawn would be more satisfying.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 11:12:19 PM PDT by Gum Shoe (You live to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: bamahead

Don’t forget Dingy Reid’s puppet Scott Azzkissican running as a “Tea Party” candidate against Sharon Angle in Nevada.


36 posted on 10/09/2010 2:04:28 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: randita

This little trick by the rats is getting old.


37 posted on 10/09/2010 4:49:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: randita
If only Dubya or McCain responded like this to the Dems dirty tricks.

GREAT JOB, RUNYON.

38 posted on 10/09/2010 6:28:53 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Franklin Wright
Adler’s TV ads are the same old class warfare BS. Runyan lives in a mansion blah blah blah.

A 10 year starter in the NFL better have a nice house, or I would think something is wrong with him. It's not like he inherited a trust fund.

39 posted on 10/09/2010 7:22:29 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: randita

Adler and these scumbag Dims are thoroughly disgusting, I hope the voters in that district learn the TRUTH in this matter and send Runyan in with an overwhelming victory.


40 posted on 10/09/2010 8:33:56 AM PDT by zzeeman (Existence exists.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
...politics in our country has become so toxic that the important issues we face have to take a backseat to garbage like this. My opponent, John Adler, represents everything that is wrong with politics in this country today. He is dishonest. He lacks principle. And he's clearly willing to say or do anything to win re-election and cling to power. The fact that he and his team would intentionally try to defraud and disenfranchise voters by planting a fake candidate in the race with the intention of confusing people and stealing votes from me is disgraceful. I would ask for an apology, but frankly, an apology from someone like Congressman Adler would be so meaningless that it's not worth seeking.
Thanks randita, and Thank you future Congressman Runyan!
41 posted on 10/09/2010 9:35:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: firebrand

Thanks for the ping.

Although Adler is a Democrat, he voted against the party line on all the major Obama legislation. I wasn’t going to hold out hope that this would continue, so the R was getting my vote regardless of Adler’s record. I’ll definitely pass the word along on this one.


42 posted on 10/09/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT by dbwz (DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC)
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To: hampdenkid

Thank you. Some people are just natural-born jerks.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 1:23:57 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: gthog61

Jon should get him on a football field. He’ll cream that dem scumbag


44 posted on 10/10/2010 8:38:24 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: jazusamo

It should be a great statement since he is a MICHIGAN MAN and played under BO SCHEMBECHLER!

GO BLUE (even though they totally stunk against a very good MSU team).


45 posted on 10/10/2010 8:39:30 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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