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2014 New Jersey Senate debates


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    from 2014 NJ Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Cory Booker (46) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Jeff Bell (22) Republican Senate challenger New Jersey
  • Murray Sabrin (12) Republican Senate Challenger New Jersey
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    New Jersey Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Weekly Standard, "Bell's unorthodox Senate campaign", by Andrew Ferguson, Sep. 1, 2014
  • AARP Voter Guide (on Cory Booker and Jeff Bell), Aug. 31, 2014
  • NewJerseyNewsroom.com, "Who is Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell?", by Bob Holt, June 5, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal, "Meet Cory Booker's GOP Rival: Jeff Bell", by Rebecca Ballhaus, June 4, 2014
  • The Bergen Record, "Bell will face Booker in November", by Herb Jackson, June 3, 2014
  • Burlington County Times, "Republican Senate candidate striving for political upset", by David Levinsky, June 1, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Cory Booker, Tim Scott team up for the first time", by Ed O'Keefe, April 9, 2014
  • The Times of Trenton, "candidates meet voters in Lawrence", by Kelly Johnson, March 10, 2014
  • Murray Sabrin in PolitickerNJ.com, "Why I'm Running for the United States Senate", February 23rd, 2014
  • Newark Star-Ledger on Cory Booker, Jan. 1, 2014
  • Vineland Times Daily Journal coverage of Cory Booker 2014 candidacy announcement, Oct. 31, 2013

  • The New Jersey 2014 Senate election will seat a permanent replacement for the 2013 Special election, in which Cory Booker was elected.
  • The 2013 Special Election was required because Former New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away while in office.
  • See also OnTheIssues coverage of the 2013 New Jersey special Senate election debates.

    Preparation and debates for November 2014 election:
  • WHYY NewsWorks.org, "Where the the Senate hopefuls in N.J. stand on foreign policy issues", October 14, 2013
  • Politifact.com FactCheck, "Cory Booker supports late-term abortion?", 9/1/2013
  • Meet the Press interview of Cory Booker, Aug. 25, 2013
  • American Principles Project, "Jeffrey Bell on Financial Globalization", August 15, 2011
  • The Huffington Post , "Booker Says He Doesn't Support Cutting Social Security", by John Celock, Aug. 1, 2013
  • Politifact.com FactCheck, "Booker says views on campaign finance reform highlight disparity", September 5th, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn.
    Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception.
    Cory Booker: Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom.
    Jeff Bell: Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom.
    Cory Booker: Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control.
    Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
Budget & Economy
    Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard.
    Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
    Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam.
    Cory Booker: We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis.
    Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now.
Civil Rights
    Jeff Bell: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Murray Sabrin: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
Corporations
    Cory Booker: Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes.
    Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
    Cory Booker: Government procurement should promote women-owned business.
Crime
    Cory Booker: Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education.
    Cory Booker: Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism.
    Cory Booker: Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods.
    Cory Booker: Cut first responders due to economic downturn.
    Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
Drugs
    Cory Booker: The drug war is an abject failure.
Education
    Jeff Bell: End federal involvement in education.
    Murray Sabrin: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Cory Booker: Ensure that college tuition is not a long-term burden.
    Cory Booker: Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment.
    Cory Booker: Fundamental right to high quality public education.
    Cory Booker: Newark Workshops got $1.3M in Pell Grants.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Bell: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Murray Sabrin: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Cory Booker: Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint.
    Cory Booker: Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga.
Environment
    Cory Booker: Green space; green housing; green jobs.
Foreign Policy
    Cory Booker: Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's.
    Cory Booker: Development funds via international organizations for Africa.
    Cory Booker: Robust diplomacy and international development.
    Cory Booker: No head in the sand; but no global police.
Free Trade
    Cory Booker: African trade makes stable countries & good for our security.
    Cory Booker: China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft.
    Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
Government Reform
    Jeff Bell: Photo ID for voting.
    Murray Sabrin: Photo ID for voting.
    Cory Booker: Founding principle: make laws open to public debate.
    Cory Booker: Threat to voting rights in America remains very real.
    Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Gun Control
    Jeff Bell: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Murray Sabrin: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Cory Booker: Common sense gun reform on day one.
    Cory Booker: More background checks & gun trace data.
    Jeff Bell: Debated who's most supportive of gun rights.
Health Care
    Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Cory Booker: ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction.
Homeland Security
    Jeff Bell: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Murray Sabrin: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Cory Booker: Maintain the strongest military force in the world.
    Cory Booker: Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems.
    Cory Booker: Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying.
    Jeff Bell: Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist.
Immigration
    Jeff Bell: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Murray Sabrin: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Jobs
    Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Cory Booker: Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall.
    Cory Booker: Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse.
    Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
Principles & Values
    Jeff Bell: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Murray Sabrin: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
    Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
    Jeff Bell: Defeated incumbent Senator in GOP primary in 1978.
    Cory Booker: First African-American senator from New Jersey.
Social Security
    Cory Booker: Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements.
Tax Reform
    Jeff Bell: Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions.
Technology
    Cory Booker: Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank.
    Cory Booker: Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid.
    Cory Booker: Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack.
    Cory Booker: Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats.
War & Peace
    Cory Booker: All options on the table with Iran, including military.


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