Monday, December 10, 2012
County results show the President bested challenger Mitt Romney by more than 500 votes.
After all provisional and mail-in ballots have been counted, President Barack Obama has won the majority of Westfielders' votes in the presidential election held on Nov. 6., according to the Union County Clerk's Office. Total votes amounted to 8,080 for Obama and 7,555 votes for former Masschusetts Governor Mitt Romney. On election night, based on ballots cast at Westfield's polls, it was reported that Romney had won Westfielders' votes by a narrow margin, with 6,543 ballots cast for the Republican candidate and 6,388 for the president. For a complete look at election results in Westfield, view the attached documents.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The New Jersey arm of the president's campaign has set up a website asking residents for feedback on Gov. Chris Christie.
An email circulated to New Jersey supporters of President Barack Obama is asking residents to "tell the truth" about Gov. Chris Christie, in anticipation of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's possible VP nod to the Jersey governor. The email, sent Wednesday morning by Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, New Jersey State Director of Obama for America, points its recipients to a website, where supporters can fill out a form detailing "what you think people need to know about Chris Christie." Christie has repeatedly waved off rumors that he would accept a vice-presidential nomination from Romney. On July 16 in Manasquan, Christie said he does not expect to be Romney's pick for vice president. "Hopefully (Romney) picks a smart, well-qualified person who'…
Don-Ric Self Storage Owner Rick Bond denies racism involved in monkey statue with 'Obama Must Go' T-shirt calling allegations 'ridiculous.'
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The owner of a local storage business who dressed a monkey statue in an anti-Obama T-shirt said Wednesday the statement was not racially motivated. “It was not meant to be racial," business owner Rick Bond told Patch. Bond, a former councilman and police officer, placed the statue in front of his Cedar Grove business, Don-Ric Self Storage at 405 Little Falls Road but removed it Tuesday afternoon after people started complaining. “I absolutely never thought of it as racial,” Bond said. “It’s ridiculous.” The monkey statue sported a T-shirt saying “OMG Obama Must Go.” The statue was in front of Bond’s business for at least a few days. Bond would not say who dressed the statue, but added it was previously dressed in a Mets …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The President tells ABC TV that his position has evolved over time and that he supports the rights of all couples to marry.
In a landmark statement, President Barack Obama became the first president to support same-sex marriage. His comments, shared in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, were released Wednesday. "I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally," Obama told Roberts, in an interview that will air in full Thursday morning on "Good Morning America." The Huffington Post obtained a copy of the interview. Click here to see the president's response. Steven Goldstein, Garden State Equality Chair, was exuberant in his response. "I am overwhelmed with tears of joy, as our millions of other LGBT people and our millions of allies across America," he said. "We will remember for the rest of our lives where we …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Women approve of Obama more than men.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The president is feeling the love in New Jersey with a 51% approval rating, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s latest PublicMind poll. Women in the state are among Obama’s biggest supporters, according to the poll. Read the full release here, and take our poll to tell us what you think of Obama. The president’s approval is up in New Jersey, and the “wrong direction” number is down. According the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, 51% of New Jersey voters say they approve of the way the president is handling his job, while 42% percent disapprove, a significant improvement from the president’s lukewarm 46%-45% approval in January. Men, in fact, are more likely to disapprove of the president (49%) than to…