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New Jersey exports campaign troops

This news story was published on September 3, 2012.
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By Herb Jackson and Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) –

HACKENSACK, N.J. — In a typical presidential election year, New Jersey ships out many millions of dollars to the national candidates to use in battleground states. This year, it’s shipping out people as well.

And it’s not only Gov. Chris Christie, who’s already visited 15 states as Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s proxy. On the Democratic side, labor unions have promised to send busloads of volunteers to neighboring Pennsylvania, where both parties are engaging in pitched battles for its 20 electoral votes.

This all may give a boost elsewhere to each party’s presidential candidate, but it also leaves at least some people running for office lower down on the ballot in New Jersey wondering if the loss of firepower here could hurt their chances.

And the ballot this fall is chockablock, with races on everything from U.S. Senate to 12 House seats, from county freeholders to municipal representatives, public questions and, for the first time, school board trustees and their budgets.

The reason for all this exporting of cash and manpower is a simple calculation:

New Jersey appears solidly in the Obama camp, judging from multiple polls that show a double-digit lead for the president — a poll right before the convention put Obama ahead, 51 to 37 percent — as well as the campaigns’ own assessments. Even Christie, ever the optimist when it comes to political fortunes, told delegates at the Republican National Convention last week that the party had no chance in his state. It’s a refrain he’s been repeating for months.

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., said he’s warned the Obama campaign not to take voters in blue states for granted, because they could decide to stay home. Pascrell, who won a bruising primary in June and faces a challenge from Republican Shmuley Boteach in the fall, said he’s received assurances that won’t happen. But he sounded unconvinced.

“I know he raised a lot of money in New Jersey,” Pascrell said of the president. “We can’t be totally neglected. What that does is, it deflates interest in the rest of the Democratic ticket in each county. I want to get the full weight of the presidency into this election.”

And Pascrell said Christie’s declaration that New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes are all but decided could have the same effect on the GOP as the Democrats’ ignoring their base to focus on Pennsylvania.

“What it does is send a creepy message to the rest of the ticket,” Pascrell said. “I don’t think it’s any big deal, but it certainly can’t be helpful.”

As New Jersey Democrats descended on Charlotte, N.C., this weekend to get ready for their party’s national convention, they are also planning to expand their efforts in Pennsylvania in the fall. While polling shows Obama with a lead, the national Democratic Party is worried about the impact of a new voter ID law there — so volunteers have been helping to explain what kinds of documents people will need when they arrive at polling places on Election Day.

Republicans support the voter ID law while Democrats oppose it, fearing that it will cut down on turnout.

“We’ll be taking buses every weekend in September and October,” said Marcia Marley of Montclair, a convention delegate and president of the grassroots group BlueWaveNJ.

Lisette Delgado-Polanco, executive director of the state council of the Service Employees International Union, said her union also has been sending “weekend warriors” to help Democrats in Pennsylvania, but also plans on helping Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and other candidates in New Jersey as Election Day gets closer.

“We have a pretty big operation,” she said. “Things are moving as we speak.”

The last time a Republican presidential candidate won New Jersey was in 1988 — also the last time a New Jersey governor gave the keynote address at a party convention.

But while the state has been a Democratic bastion in nationwide votes, both national parties have looked to New Jersey as a bountiful source of wealthy donors for several election cycles.

In 2008, for example, New Jersey donors gave more than $32 million to presidential candidates, including $14 million to Obama and $6.8 million to Hillary Clinton, according to the Federal Election Commission. On the Republican side, John McCain got $4.7 million, Rudolph Giuliani $3.5 million and Romney $610,000.

So far his year, New Jersey’s total amounts to $11 million — with $5.3 million going to Obama and $5 million to Romney.

And that total does not include donations to Super PACs and nonprofit groups that can accept unlimited amounts this year, thanks to a series of federal court rulings two years ago that said campaign spending and advertising is protected by the Constitution’s right to free speech. The total also doesn’t account for spending by labor unions directly from their treasuries.

Nationally, the Committee on Political Education — a federal committee of the 2.1-million-member Service Employees International Union — has already spent more than $2 million on the presidential campaign. Another committee, the SEIU PEA, has spent $1 million since its formation in June. That included $708,307 for salaries and canvassing for Obama, but the states where those canvassers worked were not disclosed.

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