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Sen. Weinberg calls for N.J., U.S. investigation into Reform Jersey Now
Just once I'd love to see some corrupt, incompetent, arrogant bastard get what's coming to him. Just once.

And Chris Christie would be on of my top picks to see frog marched out of the governor's office in handcuffs. And it looks like that is a distinct possibility.

THANK YOU SENATOR WEINBERG! Please save New Jersey from this pox stupid voters have placed upon us.

Sen. Weinberg calls for N.J., U.S. investigation into Reform Jersey Now

Published: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 5:40 PM Updated: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 5:40 PM
By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau

"TRENTON A Democratic state senator is calling for state and federal investigations of Reform Jersey Now, a nonprofit organization that pushed Gov. Chris Christies legislative agenda and was tied to some of the governors closest advisers.

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) today wrote to Attorney General Paula Dow and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, asking them to investigate the organization because recent reports suggest it is a Republican-controlled entity which is designed to circumvent campaign finance and pay-to-play laws.

Although Reform Jersey Now claims to be an issue-advocacy organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, the entitys leadership seemingly demonstrates that it is an arm of the Republican Party and perhaps the current gubernatorial administration, Weinberg wrote. As a 501(c)(4) entity, Reform Jersey Now has structured itself in a deliberate attempt to evade legitimate campaign contribution restrictions and collect back door contributions for Republican interests.

The organization, which launched in June and is organized as a nonprofit group under the federal tax code, raised almost $624,000. It released the names of its donors and the amounts they gave last week, then ceased operation."

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