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Joe Kyrillos on Principles & Values

 


If you think things are just fine, choose my opponent

Joe Kyrillos has appealed broadly to voter frustration with Washington. The incumbent, Senator Robert Menendez, responded that his Republican opponent supported tax cuts for the wealthy. Kyrillos blamed Democrats in Congress for 43 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent.

Kyrillos's campaign has appealed broadly to voter frustration with Washington. "If you think things are just fine, that things are O.K. here in New Jersey and across the land, well, then you'll choose my opponent again," he said. "But if you think that unemployment doubling under his watch, the deficit quadrupling, our national debt doubling is unacceptable," he added, "then you're going to make a change." (National unemployment figures reported on Friday showed the rate dropping below 8%, to 7.8%.)

Echoing Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, Mr. Kyrillos added: "I believe in America. I believe we can do better."

Source: Associated Press on 2012 N.J. Senate debate , Oct 5, 2012

Introduced to his wife by Gov. Christie

Kyrillos, 52, comes from well-to-do Monmouth County. He served four years in the Assembly before winning his Senate seat in 1992, and served as chairman of the state's Republican Party from 2001 to 2004.

Former Gov. Chris Christie introduced Kyrillos to the woman he would marry. He has been a loyal soldier for the governor, supporting a property-tax cap and initiatives to reverse the effects of a court ruling that requires the state to help equalize spending between rich and poor school districts.

Source: Associated Press on 2012 N.J. Senate debate , Oct 5, 2012

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