New Jersey Governor election

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  1. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    All the ads I have seen about the New Jersey Governor election are about Phil Murphy (Democratic candidate). The Republican ads attack him for wanting to raise taxes. The Democratic ads describes what he feels needs fixing (schools, infrastructure, etc.). The Republican candidate is almost completely out of sight. The Republican ads don't mention her at all, while the Democratic ads barely mention her as Gov. Christie's Lt. Gov., while denouncing Christie's failures. The Republicans seem to be trying to make it a referendum on Murphy, rather than an election.
     
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  5. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    The reason for this is simple - Republicans know their voters will, most often, vote Republican regardless who is running. Democrats, on the other hand, tend to abstain from voting if they do not have a desirable candidate. Thus, attacking the Democratic candidate has higher returns than promoting the Republican one.
     
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  7. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    What is the source for this information?
     
  8. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    New development (maybe the Republicans noticed this post): Last night I saw an attack on Murphy for possibly raising taxes included with a note that Guardano (Rep. candidate) would reduce property taxes. My impression is that Murphy would raise income tax on rich people, not property tax.
     
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