Gussen Faces Nearly $2 Million Garrett War Chest, Report Says

Democrat has raised less than $5,000, according to report.

Adam Gussen, Teaneck’s deputy mayor and Democratic congressional candidate, has raised less than $5,000 compared to Republican opponent Scott Garrett’s nearly $2 million in campaign funds, according to a report on LehighValleyLive.com.

Gussen, however, expressed confidence he would be able to raise money.

"We're going to work to shine the light on (Garrett's) voting record and the positions he's taken," he said, the site reported.

Experts quoted in the report noted it would be challenging for the Democrat to get his message out and gather media attention.

Gussen . Redistricting moved most of Teaneck into the .

Garrett’s campaign money has come from groups including financial institutions, insurance companies, the New Jersey Right to Life Political Action Committee and Koch Industries, according to Federal Election Commission records.

JeffO June 27, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Their Senate majority was NEVER (or hardly ever) truly filibuster-proof. Byrd and Kennedy were out sick most of the time, Minnesota was tied up in a recount, and Scott Brown replaced Kennedy after a year. Of course, the filibuster was never intended to be standard operating procedure, but unfortunately that's what it's become.
Keith Kaplan June 27, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Again, correct- but not the whole story. They didn't HAVE to be veto-proof, they had the White House. They could have passed votes 51-49 (they certainly always had 51). The lie that they needed 60 in order to pass anything is patently untrue. While you're correct that they were using the filibuster - the dems had the opportunity to call out the Republicans on that as well. The filibuster (as WE learned it in school) was a parliamentarian standing up and talking until the session closed in order to delay a vote. In practice today, they just say the word "filibuster" and the other side gives up on the vote. The Democrats COULD have demanded that if the Republicans truly wanted to filibuster, they had to actually put a human being up there to read something for 20 hours until the session was over. THAT would have made for a compelling spot on the news and labelled them as obstructionist (with a terrific visual). So because the Dems were complicit in this filibuster non-sense, I say that you are again, only giving PART of the story.
GlenRockGuy July 27, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Why don't you just move to Alabama, then you will have an entire congressional delegation that votes like Garrett? Oh, and as a bonus you will be allowed to marry your sister.
GlenRockGuy July 27, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Scott Garrett; New Jersey's answer to Michelle Bachman
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