Saturday, January 30, 2010

President Obama and House Republicans together

Here is the video of the Q&A session between President Barack Obama and House Republicans. Unfortunately Frank LoBiondo did not get to ask a question.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nuclear education

As we all wait in the district to see if the plans for a 4th nuclear reactor in Salem really go forward, here's a tidbit in an AP story on the new PSEG education center for nuclear power:

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat; U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a New Jersey Republican; and NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko were on hand to praise the prospects of nuclear power and the energy center for explaining it.

Well, we already knew LoBiondo is pro-nuclear. I feel I should include the quote from Unplug Salem for balance:

An activist who opposes nuclear power sees it another way: "They for years have gone out to the schools in the area on propaganda missions," said Norm Cohen, the coordinator of the Unplug Salem campaign, who expects local opposition to PSEG adding a fourth reactor. "This way, they can have the schools come to them."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Van Drew won't take on LoBiondo in 2010

State Senator Jeff Van Drew of Cape May County is widely thought to be the strongest possible challenger to Representative Frank LoBiondo, but once again he has decided not to challenge LoBiondo this year. The Coastal Broadcasting News of Cape May County reports:

If a Democrat beats Congressman Frank LoBiondo in this November's election, it won't be State Senator Jeff Van Drew doing it. Van Drew has confirmed to Coastal Broadcasting that he will not be running against LoBiondo in this November's election.

Dan Walsh of the Press of Atlantic City has the unambiguous quote:

"I'm not going to be running in this cycle"

Jason Spring of Blue Jersey notes this leaves the door open, yet again, for 2012 or later.

Walsh also describes a longshot candidate, Gerald Sakura, but I think he deserves a post of his own.