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Cory Booker on Principles & Values
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • First African-American senator from New Jersey. (Oct 2013)
  • Money to cities is ok: we're one state with one destiny. (Oct 2013)
  • Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but over-eater. (Dec 2012)
  • I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity. (Feb 2008)
Barbara Buono on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Christie on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • More important for leaders to be respected than to be loved. (Aug 2012)
  • Interest in politics started at age 14 in Junior High School. (Jun 2012)
  • 1995: Unapologetic about taking on the establishment. (Jun 2012)
  • Lifelong struggle with weight, despite repeated efforts. (Jun 2012)
  • Occupy Movement and Tea Party agree on anger at government. (Jun 2012)
  • The New Jersey Comeback: stop blaming; start building. (Jan 2012)
  • Catholicism informs who I am; but not my political decisions. (Jun 2011)
  • Spent beyond government travel allowance as US Attorney. (Oct 2009)
  • Children attend parochial school. (Jul 2009)

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Cory Booker on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • First African-American senator from New Jersey. (Oct 2013)
  • Money to cities is ok: we're one state with one destiny. (Oct 2013)
  • Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but over-eater. (Dec 2012)
  • I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity. (Feb 2008)
Jeff Chiesa on Principles & Values
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Principles & Values
Independent Challenger: Click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rush Holt on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Quaker. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Joe Kyrillos on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • If you think things are just fine, choose my opponent. (Oct 2012)
  • Introduced to his wife by Gov. Christie. (Oct 2012)
Steve Lonegan on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Chosen as Corzine’s successor after long political career. (Dec 2005)
  • Appointed by governor-elect Jon Corzine to fill Senate seat. (Dec 2005)
  • American Dream is about keeping promise to other generations. (Dec 2005)
  • Priorities: affordable health care & college, and fair taxes. (Dec 2005)
  • America needs unity to face challenges of globalization. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Frank Pallone on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

House:


Rob Andrews on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Scott Garrett on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett on other issues.
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Rush Holt on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Quaker. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Leonard Lance on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Frank LoBiondo on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Frank Pallone on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Donald Payne Jr. on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Rothman on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Jon Runyan on Principles & Values
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Albio Sires on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Albio Sires on other issues.
  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Christopher Smith on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Principles & Values
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
  • McGreevy resigns as “Gay American” leaving Codey as Governor. (Aug 2004)
  • Saddened by McGreevy Resignation. (Aug 2004)
Jon Corzine on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • 2007: Ten days in coma after 91 mph traffic accident. (Jun 2012)
  • Billboard with Obama: "Keep it going". (Sep 2009)
  • Came to Trenton to put NJ's fiscal house in order. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)
Chris Daggett on Principles & Values
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • Age has nothing to do with whether or not you are effective. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 322 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ian Linker on Principles & Values
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Payne on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Thomas Kean on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Jim McGreevey on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bret Schundler on Principles & Values
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
  • Served in Gov. Christie's cabinet as Education Commissioner. (Jun 2012)
  • Worked for Gary Hart as a Democrat in 1980. (Jun 2001)
Bill Bradley on Principles & Values
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • Endorses Howard Dean, citing free-media presence. (Jan 2004)
  • The journey from here to change the world. (Sep 2000)
  • Presidential campaign was about telling the truth. (Aug 2000)
  • The journey from here is to change the world. (Aug 2000)
  • Withdraws, supports Gore; “time for unity”. (Mar 2000)
  • Conviction of “creating a new politics” survives losing race. (Mar 2000)
  • Leaves race with respect for people over “politics as usual”. (Mar 2000)
  • No nickel-and-diming, no nibbling around the edges. (Jan 2000)
  • Should we take risks? If not now, when? If not us, who? (Jan 2000)
  • Religion is too private for politics. (Jan 2000)
  • Politics is a means to an end, not the end. (Jan 2000)
  • Mistakes are learning opportunities, even for a president. (Jan 2000)
  • Personal faith is private, even for a president. (Dec 1999)
  • Themes: Health insurance, racial unity, child poverty. (Oct 1999)
  • Private sector for 2 years made him ready to lead America. (Oct 1999)
  • Search for meaning beyond materialism will guide America. (Aug 1999)
  • Philosophy: Respect people; deal with big questions. (Aug 1999)
  • Basketball teamwork is similar to political teamwork. (Aug 1999)
  • Stick to ideals & stay above the fray of a “broken” system. (May 1999)
  • Campaign about trust and neighborliness. (Apr 1999)
  • People at “town meetings” form context for policy. (Jan 1997)
  • Big reforms are as hard as little reforms, so do big ones. (Jan 1997)
  • Small town upbringing made him prove himself by winning. (Jan 1997)
Douglas Forrester on Principles & Values
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
  • Lessons on virtue & religion belong in schools. (Jun 2002)
Bob Torricelli on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Torricelli on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
John Adler on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for John Adler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Andrews on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Richard Codey on Principles & Values
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
  • McGreevy resigns as “Gay American” leaving Codey as Governor. (Aug 2004)
  • Saddened by McGreevy Resignation. (Aug 2004)
Jon Corzine on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • 2007: Ten days in coma after 91 mph traffic accident. (Jun 2012)
  • Billboard with Obama: "Keep it going". (Sep 2009)
  • Came to Trenton to put NJ's fiscal house in order. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Robert Franks on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • Studying for doctorate in international relations. (Dec 2005)
  • Family history for centuries as politicians. (Dec 2005)
  • Ran for US Congress in 2000 and lost in primary. (Dec 2005)
  • Appointed to both the state legislature and the state Senate. (Dec 2005)
Bill Pascrell on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Donald Payne on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
Joe Pennacchio on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marge Roukema on Principles & Values
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Murray Sabrin on Principles & Values
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Robert Menendez on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Chosen as Corzine’s successor after long political career. (Dec 2005)
  • Appointed by governor-elect Jon Corzine to fill Senate seat. (Dec 2005)
  • American Dream is about keeping promise to other generations. (Dec 2005)
  • Priorities: affordable health care & college, and fair taxes. (Dec 2005)
  • America needs unity to face challenges of globalization. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Dick Zimmer on Principles & Values
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
  • Lautenberg is too old to serve another six-year term. (Nov 2008)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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