The Campaign Spot

It’s Getting Bleeping Tough in the New Jersey Primary

In New Jersey’s Republican gubernatorial primary, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie unloads a bleep-heavy web attack ad on Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan.

Meanwhile, Lonegan has been running ads on radio, including one featuring “Christie’s Lies.”

Since I’m trying to play it fair between the two, here’s a video of Lonegan at the Philadelphia Tea Party earlier this year.

UPDATE: Christie held a conference call with former New York Mayor Rudy Giulani earlier today, lamenting New Jersey’s miserable economic circumstances, the need for a line-item veto to be used against wasteful spending, across-the-board tax cuts, declaring, “a former prosecutor has done this before.”

Giulani added, “This race does remind me of similar situation in my first term – I had a 2.2, 2.3 billion deficit, much larger than my opponent had been saying all through the election. I was given a report that told me how to deal with it, which was to raise taxes and raise every fee available. I threw it in the garbage, literally and figuratively, saying, ‘this has been the problem in New York for the past 30 years.’ Instead I cut spending and cut taxes where I could. I didn’t invent the approach; I adopted this idea from Ronald Reagan and from John Kennedy.”