New Jersey Slime Fest

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Tom Kean Republicans in New Jersey are claiming they are being screwed by voter irregularities caused by Dems. Party officials formally notified the New Jersey attorney general and U.S. attorney Chris Cristie that in Hudson, Middlesex, Camden, and Passaic counties, voters were running into machines where Democrat Bob Menendez’s name appeared to have been pre-selected. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly is reporting the turnout in Jersey is strong, with the Democrats running the only visible get out the vote operations there.

New Jersey is the scene of one of the nation’s slimiest slugfests with Tom Kean Jr. trying to topple the incumbent Menendez by calling him a crook.

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