Thursday, November 1, 2007
DICK CODEY STRUGGLING FOR VOTES?
What does State Senate President and former Governor Dick Codey do when he finds himself with some free time? He throws tons of campaign cash from his committee coffers at Democrats around the state of course, but now that he’s confident his party will pick up seats in the Upper House, Codey spends the little idle time he has calling Republicans. Specifically, he calls Republicans in Essex Fells and asks them to vote for him. The last census figures put the tiny Essex County town’s population at 2,162. Essex Fells is 97% white. Why is Codey calling Republicans in this town? He says Essex Fells has never voted Democrat, never, ever. You get the point. Essex Fells, which is in Codey’s legislative district, has voted for a Republican mayor in every election since in was established as a borough in 1902. Codey of course is a Democrat. His party controls the Senate, Assembly and the Governor’s Office. Codey is all but certain (as certain as possible) to win re-election and the rumor mill has it that his campaign funding generosity has secured enough votes to guarantee he’ll be Senate Prez for another term. Evidently, when everything is going your way, you’ve got to find a cause somewhere and for Codey its Essex Fells. The basketball fanatic even skipped the Nets season opener last night to dial up GOP residents of Essex Fells.